Django OAuth Google Tutorial

Django Authentication using Google OAuth

Open Authorization (OAuth) is a service that allows websites or apps to share user data with other websites without requiring a password from the user. Users can use the same account to log in to numerous websites without having to create new credentials.

Google, Facebook, and GitHub are some of the most common OAuth service providers. In this lesson, we’ll look at how to use Google OAuth to register users in a Django app.

We’ll be using be using django-allauth plugin to implement OAuth functionality into our application.


To follow along with this tutorial, you need Python3 installed on your machine.

Step 1 – Create and set up a new Django project

Create a new virtual environment using the command below.

$ python3 -m venv virtual

Activate the created virtual environment by running the command below.

$ source virtual/bin/activate

Then, install the latest version of Django from PyPI by running the following command.

$ pip install django

Then, create a new Django project using the command:

$ django-admin startproject oauth_project .

Then, create a Django app using this command:

$ python startapp oauth_app

Then, apply the database migrations using the migrate command:

$ python migrate

Register the oauth_app to the oauth_project project by adding it to INSTALLED_APPS in


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Step 2 – Install and set up django-allauth

To integrate Google OAuth features into our app, we will use django-allauth.

Install the package from Pypi by running the command:

$ pip install django-allauth

Then register django-allauth by adding it to INSTALLED_APPS in


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The line specifies the OAuth provider since django-allauth supports many OAuth providers.

We will also set django-allauth as the authentication backend for our application in the AUTHENTICATION_BACKEND configurations.

At the bottom of, add the following code:


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Then set Google as the OAuth provider under SOCIALACCOUNT_PROVIDERS configurations.


    'google': {
        'SCOPE': [
        'AUTH_PARAMS': {
            'access_type': 'online',
Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

The SCOPE specifies what is requested from Google APIs. If the scope is not specified, it defaults to profile . To refresh authentication in the background, set AUTH_PARAMS['access_type'] to offline.

Then add a site ID and redirect users to the base route after a successful login or logout.



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Step 3 – Create and configure templates

The Login with Google button will be displayed using Django templates. In your base directory, create a new folder named templates. Then, inside the templates folder, make a file called index.html.

$ mkdir templates
$ cd templates
$ touch index.html

Open index.html and put the following code:


{% load socialaccount %}
<h1>My Google OAuth Project </h1>
{% if user.is_authenticated %}
  <p>Welcome, You are logged in as {{ user.username }}</p>
{% else %}
  <a href="{% provider_login_url 'google' %}">Login With Google</a>
{% endif %}
</html>Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

The code above checks if the user is authenticated. If true, the username is displayed. If not, the “Login with Google” link is displayed. On clicking the link, the user will be directed to the Google OAuth dialog.

Then, register this templates folder in the TEMPLATES configurations in


        'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
        'DIRS': [BASE_DIR / 'templates'],
        'APP_DIRS': True,
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Step 4 – Configure OAuth URLs

Open the project’s and put add the following code.


from django.urls import path, include
from django.views.generic import TemplateView
from django.contrib.auth.views import LogoutView

urlpatterns = [
    path('', TemplateView.as_view(template_name="index.html")),
    path('accounts/', include('allauth.urls')),
    path('logout', LogoutView.as_view()),
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We create a base route that will display our index.html template. We also add the /accounts route, which “includes” django-allauth URLs. This route will be used for all OAuth activities. At /logout, we also include the normal Django logout view.

Step 4 – Create and configure a new Google APIs project

Head over to Google Developer APIs Console and create a new project.

Then, register your app by filling the OAuth consent screen.

Then, create a new OAuth client ID under Credentials. Select Web application for the Application type.

Then, add:

  • under Authorized JavaScript origins.
  • under Authorized redirect URIs.

After a successful OAuth client ID creation, copy Your Client ID and Your Client Secret, you will need them in step 5.

Step 5 – Add a social app in Django admin

Now, make the migrations using this command:

$ python migrate

Then, create a superuser by running the following command in a terminal.

$ python createsuperuser

Run the app using:

$ python runserver

Open and login to Django Admin. Under Sites click Add and put as both the Domain name and Display name.

Then, under Social Applications click Add and fill in the details as follows:

  1. Provider: Google
  2. Name: OAuth App
  3. Client id: <The client ID you created in step 4>
  4. Secret key: <The Secret key you created in step 4>
  5. Sites:

Since you are currently logged in as a superuser, logout and login again using your Google account.

If you get an error: SocialApp matching query does not exist at, it means that the ID of the site you created in Django admin is not the same as the one in Consider playing around with the SITE_ID value.

For example: SITE_ID = 3, etc.

For more information look at Django “sites” framework docs.

After signing in with Google, you can check the user information obtained from Google at:

Google provides little information about its users. To get more user information from Google, your app needs to be verified.


With Django OAuth packages like django-allauth, you can incorporate Google OAuth into your Django application. Django-allauth can also be used to incorporate other OAuth services.

Please share your thoughts on the Django Google OAUTH lesson in the comments area below. We look forward to hearing from you.



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