This project provides SPNEGO and Kerberos authentication to a django project. You can do this with apache or IIS and use Django's RemoteUser middleware for authentication but I don't use those web servers and others don't support it.
The actual authorization is done using a middleware that handles the kerberos negotiation and the django user management and login handling implements the incredibly useful django-auth-ldap.
The hardest thing about getting this working is getting the kerberos set up properly between your application server and the AD domain. Some docs for this are coming.
If your django project uses sessions for much other than authentication then this project might not be for you, as the middleware will log a user out after the kerberos ticket has expired (default 600 minutes) which destroys the entire session. You can change this but then you have to figure out how you're going to destroy a session when the user's kerberos session ticket expires.
- An Active Directory Domain
- A valid kerberos configuration on your application server
- An SPN created for the user running the application server
You will need to add the following to your
settings.py in your django project.
Add the middleware to django's
MIDDLEWARE setting below the
The order of your middlware classes are important as django-auth-spnego requires
to be set by
AuthenticationMiddleware. For example:
MIDDLEWARE = [ 'django.middleware.security.SecurityMiddleware', 'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware', 'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware', 'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware', 'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware', 'authspnego.middleware.AuthSpnegoMiddleware', 'django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware', 'django.middleware.clickjacking.XFrameOptionsMiddleware', ]
LDAPBackend to your
AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = ( 'django_auth_ldap.backend.LDAPBackend', 'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend', )
Add the SPNEGO specific settings. It's critical you get these values right or none of this will work:
SPNEGO_REALM = 'LAB.AZMOO.ID.AU' # Your AD Domain. This is almost always capitalised. SPNEGO_HOSTNAME = 'your-app-server.lab.azmoo.id.au' # The FQDN of your app server. SPNEGO_EXPIRE_LOGIN = 600 # Set this to false to never expire
Finally you need to configure django-auth-ldap.
- Matt Magin - Initial work - AzMoo
This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.md file for details