[Fixed]-Django csrf token for Ajax


See below for how I changed your code. The csrf_token is assigned to a variable with Django templating. You can produce this variable in any of your Javascript code.

The token is then included in the header

    var token = '{{csrf_token}}';

    $("#id_username").change(function () {
      var form = $(this).closest("form");
        headers: { "X-CSRFToken": token },
        url: form.attr("data-validate-username-url"),
        data: form.serialize(),
        dataType: 'json',
        success: function (data) {
          if (data.is_taken) {



The documentation very well explained how to use AJAX

  1. Get this library https://github.com/js-cookie/js-cookie/
  2. Add this var csrftoken = Cookies.get('csrftoken');
  3. The last step is configure ajax setup

    function csrfSafeMethod(method) {
    // these HTTP methods do not require CSRF protection
     return (/^(GET|HEAD|OPTIONS|TRACE)$/.test(method));
      beforeSend: function(xhr, settings) {
        if (!csrfSafeMethod(settings.type) && !this.crossDomain) {
            xhr.setRequestHeader("X-CSRFToken", csrftoken);


Update to the steps above – as the Django documentation indicates you can use the Javascript Cookie library to do a Cookies.get('csrftoken'). Also, I had to add {% csrf_token %} before the function call. Might be obvious, but I didn’t know so providing it here to help others

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