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Python Django Authentication Authentication LogoutView and SignUpView

Send the validation errors as JSON data.

What if I want to send the validation errors of the sign up/registration form as JSON data, so that it can be accessible to all platforms like: Android, IOS, Web. Also, in general what is the way to send any type of validation errors as JSON data.

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Suppose I am building a registration/signup or any form in general for my web app in Django and I want the same form for Web/Android/IOS. So I want the frontend and backend(Django) to communicate via JSON. My question is how can I send validation errors in JSON format if the user on any platform(Web/Android/IOS) gives me invalid data like "the email already exists" type of errors?

Kenneth Love

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
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Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Generally you want to use an API instead of HTML views for mobile apps, so I'd suggest checking out Django REST Framework (we have a course here, in fact) and using that as the sign up/login/etc endpoint for submitting the forms to. That means you can build your frontend in JavaScript or something if you want.