django.contrib.auth.hashers make_password Python Code Examples

Django's make_password (source code) function converts a plain-text password into a hash that is appropriate for storing in a persistent database.

You definitely do not want to try to roll your own encryption and hashing functions for storing passwords when this function already exists.

Example 1 from gadget-board

gadget-board is a Django, Django REST Framework (DRF) and Angular web application that is open source under the Apache2 license.

gadget-board / web / authentication /

from rest_framework import permissions, viewsets, status
from rest_framework.response import Response
from rest_framework_jwt.settings import api_settings
from django.contrib.auth.hashers import make_password

from .models import Account
from .permissions import IsAccountOwner
from .serializers import AccountSerializer

class AccountViewSet(viewsets.ModelViewSet):
    lookup_field = 'username'
    queryset = Account.objects.all()
    serializer_class = AccountSerializer

    def get_permissions(self):
        if self.request.method in permissions.SAFE_METHODS:
            # only logged in users can see accounts
            return (permissions.IsAuthenticated(),)  

        if self.request.method == 'POST':
            return (permissions.AllowAny(),)

        return (permissions.IsAuthenticated(), IsAccountOwner(),)

    def create(self, request):
        serializer = self.serializer_class(

        if serializer.is_valid():
            if 'password' not in serializer.validated_data:
                return Response({
                    'error': 'Password required for creating account.'
                }, status=status.HTTP_400_BAD_REQUEST)

            account = Account.objects.\

            # add JWT token to response
            jwt_payload_handler = api_settings.JWT_PAYLOAD_HANDLER
            jwt_encode_handler = api_settings.JWT_ENCODE_HANDLER

            payload = jwt_payload_handler(account)
            token = jwt_encode_handler(payload)

            serializer.validated_data['token'] = token

            return Response(serializer.validated_data, 

        return Response({
            'error': 'Account could not be created with received data.'
        }, status=status.HTTP_400_BAD_REQUEST)

    def perform_create(self, serializer):
        # Hash password but passwords are not required
        if ('password' in
            password = make_password(['password'])

    def perform_update(self, serializer):
        # Hash password but passwords are not required
        if ('password' in
            password = make_password(['password'])
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