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Python Django Authentication Authentication SignUpView

How to login the user after a successful a signup?

I'm using the method 'form_valid' to use the data from the validated form to perform the authentication, login and finally the redirection that the question asks, but the solution is wrong. Can someone help me please?

from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse_lazy
from django.views import generic
from django.shortcuts import redirect

from . import forms

class SignUp(generic.CreateView):
    form_class = forms.UserCreateForm
    template_name = 'accounts/signup.html'
    success_url = reverse_lazy('products:list')

    def form_valid(self, form):
        username = form.cleaned_data['username']
        password = form.cleaned_data['password']
        user = authenticate(username=username, password=password)
        if user is not None:
            if user.is_active:
                login(request, user)

1 Answer

Found the issues:

1 - form_valid is an inherited method that performs form.save() and redirects. As the question asked to do a login between the user registration (save) and the redirection, I included the code to save at the beginning of the method and the code to redirect at the end (after the login).

2 - on the form, there is no 'password' field, I had to use 'password1' instead