The Django API is powering a single-page app, so while there are tokens
instead of sessions, from the user point of view there is an explicit login
process to grab a signed token. I wanted to hook to the corresponding
signal to log these login events. It's probably better if I do it inside my
login/authenticate endpoint code though.
On Friday, January 13, 2017 at 12:02:16 PM UTC-3, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
> Are you sure you need to depend on users "logging in" through an API? Most
> authentication methods used in APIs are stateless and there is no explicit
> login and logout process. You either include the credentials (be it bearer
> token, auth header, custom data or whatever) or not. The credentials are
> checked using authenticate but there is no "logging in" happening: you
> don't create a session, set cookies etc.
> W dniu piątek, 13 stycznia 2017 00:30:11 UTC+1 użytkownik Federico Bond
>> You are right. I was confusing the login view with the login method. The
>> more concrete problem was that Django REST framework calls authenticate
>> directly and user_login_failed is sent but never user_logged_in. I realize
>> though that some of the authentication methods provided by an API don't
>> have clear login semantics so it makes sense to only send failure events.
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