[Fixed]-Django Tastypie: How to Authenticate with API Key


Add the username and api_key parameters to your GET variables. Make sure that you have the

curl http://localhost:8000/api/v1/books/?username=issackelly\&api_key=123456789adfljafal

Make sure to follow the other instructions from teh docs when setting it up:


As an alternative to requiring sensitive data like a password, the ApiKeyAuthentication allows you to collect just username & a machine-generated api key. Tastypie ships with a special Model just for this purpose, so you’ll need to ensure tastypie is in INSTALLED_APPS.

Tastypie includes a signal function you can use to auto-create ApiKey objects. Hooking it up looks like:

from django.contrib.auth.models import User
from django.db import models
from tastypie.models import create_api_key

models.signals.post_save.connect(create_api_key, sender=User)

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