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Python Requiring Emails and Customization

Alx Ki
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Alx Ki
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Django-allauth doesn't get my username like in the video.

Hi Kenneth Love !

Watching the video I mentioned that django-allauth automatically got your name from GitHub. In my case it just creates user with no name or avatar etc.

Tried version from video and latest version.

Reading the docs I found information about scopes, which makes django-allauth be able to access different information:

    'github': {
        'SCOPE': [

It now has access to the info, but doesn't add that info to User's record.


Well, it gets username only if you have a public email in your GitHub account.. that's strange..

What if I want django-allauth to get the username anyway? And what about avatar?

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

a) sorry for the late response, the email got lost somewhere in my inbox.

b) that's weird. I would assume it would get the username no matter what but maybe this is GitHub's way of protecting your data that you haven't explicitly shared. What data do you get without the public email address? Like, what username does your newly created user have?

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Weird. You might leave a bug report on django-allauth but that's likely out of their control.