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django-rocketchat-auth 1.2
Authenticate Rocket.Chat user with Django Framework
Authenticate the users with Django Web Framework. This application implements the API used by Rocket.Chat IFrame authentication. Also, it handles logout by wiring up a method on Django signals.
Tested with Django 2.0.4 and Rocket.Chat 0.62.2. If you have any problems, please open an issue.

Configuration

  1. 1.
    Install this app in your project:
    pip install django-rocketchat-auth
  2. 2.
    Add “rocketchat_auth” to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this:
    INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...
    'rocketchat_auth',
    )
  3. 3.
    Get a Rocket.Chat authentication token, so we can use the API.
  4. 4.
    Update your settings.py:
    MONGO_DB = 'localhost:27017'
    # or more verbose (e.g. for Heroku)
    # MONGO_DB = '<dbuser>:<dbpassword>@<dbhost>:<dbport>/<dbname>?authSource=<dbname>'
    ROCKETCHAT_URL = 'http://localhost:3000'
    ROCKETCHAT_AUTH_TOKEN = '<YOUR AUTH TOKEN FROM STEP 3>'
    ROCKETCHAT_USER_ID = '<YOUR USER ID>'
    CORS_ORIGIN_WHITELIST = (
    'localhost:8000',
    'localhost:3000',
    )
  5. 5.
    Include the rocketchat_auth URLconf in your project urls.py like this:
    urlpatterns += [url(r'^rocketchat/', include('rocketchat_auth.urls'))]
  6. 6.
    Since we will put your Django app into an iframe, we have to set up some security measures that would prevent it from happening.
    • Install django-cors-headers and set your Rocket.Chat domain in CORS_ORIGIN_WHITELIST.
    • Configure Django's XFrameOptionsMiddleware to exempt your login page for Rocket.Chat requests or disable it (dangerous).
    • Configure Django's CsrfViewMiddleware to exempt your login page for Rocket.Chat requests or disable it (dangerous).
  7. 7.
    To access this settings, go to: Administration > Settings > Accounts
    • Enabled: Enable this option to authenticate users using your own login page in place of the Rocket. Chat's login page via the iframe integration. Please check the Iframe integration page for more information.
    • Iframe URL: Enter the URL (http://localhost:8000/login/?next=/rocketchat/redirect)of the page you want to show as the login page of your Rocket.Chat instance.
    • API URL: Enter the URL (http://localhost:8000/rocketchat/api), which refers to the endpoint on the third-party system. This will check if the user is already logged in to that system.
    • API Method: Specify the API (POST) method that Rocket.Chat will use to submit information to the API URL.
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