How to Change Password in Django

Salman Mehmood Feb 02, 2024
How to Change Password in Django

We will learn how to create a webpage for the user to change the password after logging on to the Django webpage.

Create a Webpage for the User to Change the Password in Django

For example, we have a project in Django, and we will be working on this project where we have the users’ application. In this app, we find the file, and we need to import two necessary views.

One of them is called PasswordChangeView, which will allow us to change the password, and the PasswordResetDoneView will confirm that the password has been reset.

Now we need to define a class called MyPasswordChangeView which will inherit from PasswordChangeView; inside this class, we declare the template_name variable and store the template URL where the user will change the password.

In the success_url variable, we need to put the reverse_lazy() variable. Below the code, we need to create another class called MyPasswordResetDoneView and inherit it from PasswordResetDoneView.

We only declare the template_name variable inside this class and store the path of the template to this template_name variable; then, we need to save it and register these views in the file. file:

from django.shortcuts import render
from django.urls import reverse_lazy
from django.contrib.auth.views import PasswordChangeView, PasswordResetDoneView

class MyPasswordChangeView(PasswordChangeView):
    template_name = "users/password-change.html"
    success_url = reverse_lazy("users:password-change-done-view")

class MyPasswordResetDoneView(PasswordResetDoneView):
    template_name = "users/password-reset-done.html"

We will create a file inside the users’ application and then import our views into the file we created.

Then we need to create a variable called app_name and equal to users, which is our app name. Below the line, we will create a urlpatterns list where we will integrate views with URLs.

create a variable and urlpatterns

We will be creating templates, but before moving anywhere, we need to include the users’ path to urlpatterns of the main project in the file. Let’s create a new path below the movies for the users, and the namespace should match the app; after writing the code, save it.

urlpatterns of the file

Now we can go back to the users’ app, and over here, let’s create a templates folder; inside the templates, we will create another folder called users. In the users folder, we need to create two HTML files we have defined inside the file.

We will start working on the password-change.html file, so first of all, inherit from the base.html, and after that, we set the block title and the block content that will consist of a form. Let’s put in form action blank, and the method is equal to POST, which means we are dealing with a POST request.

We need to put csrf_token inside the form, which will allow sending requests. We will create a button and keep this type as submit, making it a green button by adding a class.

block title and block content

We will work on password-reset-done.html, and over here, we again need to inherit from the base.html file; after this, the approach will be the same, but the syntax will be a little bit different.

Then we will write a href attribute and provide the path’s name for the home view, so the user will reach out by pressing this button.

href attribute

The final thing is to go to the home.html to create a button to access a page where the user will change the password.

change password button

The server is running, and we will go to change the password through the home page, and we can see that after login, the user can change the password.

change password output

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Hello! I am Salman Bin Mehmood(Baum), a software developer and I help organizations, address complex problems. My expertise lies within back-end, data science and machine learning. I am a lifelong learner, currently working on metaverse, and enrolled in a course building an AI application with python. I love solving problems and developing bug-free software for people. I write content related to python and hot Technologies.


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