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Django Reset Password

A simple way to code a reset password mechanism in Django

This page explains how to implement a password reset mechanism in Django. Django comes with a password reset feature. You can extend these features to modify the default behavior.

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For example, the views from django.contrib.auth comes with support for login, logout, and all the password reset flow.

First of all, in the urls.pyfile, add the following routes.

from django.contrib.auth import views

urlpatterns = [
path('password_reset/', views.PasswordResetView.as_view(), name="password_reset"),
path('reset/<uidb64>/<token>/', views.PasswordResetConfirmView.as_view(), name="password_reset_confirm"),
path('password_reset/done/', views.PasswordResetDoneView.as_view(), name="password_reset_done"),
path('reset/done/', views.PasswordResetCompleteView.as_view(), name="password_reset_complete"),
path('activate/<uidb64>/<token>/', activate_account, name='activate')

These routes and views use the default Django templates.

But how do you use your own templates?

Well, Just create a directory named registration in your TEMPLATE directory.

When looking at the code of the views.PasswordResetView class, you can notice the name of the template used.

class PasswordResetView(PasswordContextMixin, FormView):
template_name = 'registration/password_reset_form.html'

Then inside the registration directory created recently, create a file named password_reset_form.html

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