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API Server Django

Open-source API Server crafted in Django using DRF (Django REST Framework)

Simple starter built with Python / Django Rest / Sqlite3 and JWT Auth. The authentication flow is based on json web tokens. The product comes with a simple, intuitive codebase, DRF integration, SQLite for persistence JWT Authentication API, Docker, and unitary tests.

v1.0.6 - release date Dec 8, 2022

API Interface - for full description please access API Unified Definition

    • /api/users/register: create a new user
    • /api/users/login: authenticate an existing user
    • /api/users/logout: delete the associated JWT token
    • /api/users/checkSession: check an existing JWT Token for validity
    • /api/users/edit - edit the information associated with a registered user

Django API - Open-Source Project by AppSeed


  • Python3 (Python2 is not supported)
  • Django==3.2.13
  • djangorestframework==3.13.1
  • PyJWT==2.4.0
  • django-cors-headers==3.13.0
  • gunicorn==20.1.0 (used by the Docker set up)

How to use the code

👉 Step 1 - Clone the sources

$ git clone
$ cd api-server-django

👉 Step 2 - Create a virtual environment

$ virtualenv -p python3 venv
$ source venv/bin/activate

👉 Step 3 - Install dependencies using pip

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

👉 Step 4 - Start the API Server

$ python migrate
$ python runserver

The API server will start using the default port 8000.

Docker execution

👉 Step 1 - Get the code

$ git clone
$ cd api-server-django

👉 Step 2 - Start the app in Docker

$ docker-compose up -d --build

Visit http://localhost:5000 in your browser. The API server will be running

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