TUTORIAL Django OAuth2 1-click Facebook login with VueJS - part 2

Django OAuth2 1-click - Tutorial pt 2 - Facebook login with Djoser

In order to obtain token to access out Django backend using Facebook Social Login we need to do the following:

  1. Set up a new app in Developers Facebook (no need to change hosts etc. you can easily redirect to localhost for testing purposes)
  2. Define settings and secret information in settings.py
  3. Extend the Djoser Facebook views class for customization (not necessary but might be useful for explainint purposes)
  4. Add customized view to AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS
  5. Whitelist view that we will be redirected to (FrontEnd) in Djoser´s SOCIALAUTHALLOWEDREDIRECTURIS
  6. Make sure that urls.py are set up in a right way.
  7. Test!

0. Setting up the app

In order to set up the app follow steps from this amazing tutorial on django_core

1. Defining scopes (!)

In order to make it work you need email address from Facebook, otherwise Django will throw an error due to registering issues (email required).


    'fields': 'email'

2. Extending views.py

# djoser/facebook.py

from social_core.backends.facebook import FacebookOAuth2

class CustomFacebookOAuth2(FacebookOAuth2):


    # Important for accessing admin with django_social
    # 'social_core.backends.google.GoogleOAuth2',

4. Whitelist your redirection URL

# where your DJOSER settings are
    # "LOGIN_FIELD": "email",
    #     'SEND_ACTIVATION_EMAIL': False,

5. Make sure about urls.py

# main/settings.py

# I made my URLs custom:
urlpatterns = [
    # ...
    path('api/auth/social/', include('djoser.social.urls')),

    # This is URL we will use for future testing in pt. 5
    # path('temporary-redirect-for-testing/', RedirectSocial.as_view()),

This will give us 2 endpoints to test:

GET http://localhost:8000/api/auth/social/o/facebook/?redirect_uri=http://localhost:8000/temporary-redirect-for-testing/

that returns us URL we have to enter in a browser: (note api version that you can customize via social_core settings SOCIALSAUTHFACEBOOKAPIVERSION - that is optional)

  "authorization_url": "https://www.facebook.com/v3.2/dialog/oauth?client_id=YOUR_FACEBOOK_APP_ID&redirect_uri=http://localhost:8000/temporary-redirect-for-testing/&state=THIS_IS_GENERATED_BY_DJANGOf&return_scopes=true&scope=email"


POST http://localhost:8000/api/auth/social/o/facebook/

This one requires 2 parameters:



both we obtain after calling redirect_uri from first call and giving Facebook credentials for any Facebook user.

Important to remember that this call has to be of:

Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded

Calling this endpoint with a code and state will work only for the first time. Every next time renders:

  "non_field_errors": ["Authentication process canceled"]

But successful call gives us:

  "access": "eyJ0eXAiOiJK...",
  "refresh": "eyJ0eXAiOiJ...",
  "user": "FACEBOOK_USER_WE_LOGGED_WITH@gmail.com"

5. How do we test it?

This is where a Testing endpoint would come in handy. We need the redirect view that will be called by facebook after executing authorization_url

Let´s create the view that will show us the code and state returned by facebook:

# core/restconf/djoser/views.py
from django.http import JsonResponse
from django.views import View

class RedirectSocial(View):

    def get(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
        code, state = str(request.GET['code']), str(request.GET['state'])
        json_obj = {'code': code, 'state': state}
        return JsonResponse(json_obj)

    def get_context_data(self, **kwargs):
        context = super().get_context_data(**kwargs)
        return context

Let’s add it to urls.py

# main/settings.py

# Import it from wherever you create the view.
from core.restconf.djoser.views import RedirectSocial

# I made my URLs custom:
urlpatterns = [
    # ...
    path('api/auth/social/', include('djoser.social.urls')),
    path('temporary-redirect-for-testing/', RedirectSocial.as_view()),

Now, the final test:

  1. We execute the 1st GET url
  2. We copy authorization_url from the response to the browser.
  3. We log in to the app
  4. We get redirected to our testing RedirectSocial url:


🎉🎉🥳🥳 You did it!

Now you can use your code and state to call the POST url. It can be done from your Django app (if you are not using JS frameworks) or it can be called from your Front End ap using e.g. axios or fetch

var myHeaders = new Headers()
myHeaders.append('Content-Type', 'application/x-www-form-urlencoded')
myHeaders.append('Cookie', 'sessionid=m4c2oc0ahj7dibomn4a2d8uo8wmjrcy0')

var urlencoded = new URLSearchParams()
urlencoded.append('code', 'YOUR_CODE_OBTAINED_FROM_REDIRECT')
urlencoded.append('state', 'YOUR_STATE_OBTAINED_FROM_REDIRECT')

var requestOptions = {
  method: 'POST',
  headers: myHeaders,
  body: urlencoded,
  redirect: 'follow',

fetch('http://localhost:8000/api/auth/social/o/facebook/', requestOptions)
  .then((response) => response.text())
  .then((result) => console.log(result))
  .catch((error) => console.log('error', error))

Dont’t forget to change redirect urls for front-end app

Did you make any mistakes when using this tutorial or you’ve seen one here? Tell me about your insights. Leave a comment with YOUR opinion or QUESTION.

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