Django and Single Sign-On (SSO) - A Comprehensive Guide


Single Sign-On (SSO) allows users to access multiple applications with a single set of credentials. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore how to implement SSO in your Django project. You'll learn about SSO providers, setting up authentication, and ensuring a seamless user experience across multiple applications.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • Django Project: You should have an existing Django project where you want to implement SSO.
  • Python Knowledge: Basic knowledge of Python programming is essential.
  • Django Knowledge: Familiarity with Django views, templates, and models is recommended.

Step 1: Choosing an SSO Provider

Select an SSO provider or identity provider (IdP) for your project. Popular choices include Okta, Auth0, and OneLogin.

Sample Provider Configuration

Configure your Django project to use your chosen SSO provider:

# Example settings for Okta SSO
OKTA_OAUTH2_CLIENT_ID = 'your-client-id'
OKTA_OAUTH2_CLIENT_SECRET = 'your-client-secret'


Implementing Single Sign-On (SSO) in your Django project streamlines user access to multiple applications and improves security. This guide provides the knowledge and sample code to help you integrate SSO with your chosen identity provider.