[Fixed]-How to populate user profile with django-allauth provider information?



The pre_social_login signal is sent after a user successfully
authenticates via a social provider, but before the login is actually
processed. This signal is emitted for social logins, signups and when
connecting additional social accounts to an account.

So it is sent before the signup is fully completed β€” therefore this not the proper signal to use.

Instead, I recommend you use allauth.account.signals.user_signed_up, which is emitted for all users, local and social ones.

From within that handler you can inspect whatever SocialAccount is attached to the user. For example, if you want to inspect Google+ specific data, do this:


UPDATE: the latest development version makes this a little bit more convenient by passing along a sociallogin parameter that directly contains all related info (social account, token, …)



Here is a Concrete example of @pennersr solution :

Assumming your profile model has these 3 fields: first_name, email, picture_url


def populate_profile(sociallogin, user, **kwargs):    

    if sociallogin.account.provider == 'facebook':
        user_data = user.socialaccount_set.filter(provider='facebook')[0].extra_data
        picture_url = "http://graph.facebook.com/" + sociallogin.account.uid + "/picture?type=large"            
        email = user_data['email']
        first_name = user_data['first_name']

    if sociallogin.account.provider == 'linkedin':
        user_data = user.socialaccount_set.filter(provider='linkedin')[0].extra_data        
        picture_url = user_data['picture-urls']['picture-url']
        email = user_data['email-address']
        first_name = user_data['first-name']

    if sociallogin.account.provider == 'twitter':
        user_data = user.socialaccount_set.filter(provider='twitter')[0].extra_data
        picture_url = user_data['profile_image_url']
        picture_url = picture_url.rsplit("_", 1)[0] + "." + picture_url.rsplit(".", 1)[1]
        email = user_data['email']
        first_name = user_data['name'].split()[0]

    user.profile.avatar_url = picture_url
    user.profile.email_address = email
    user.profile.first_name = first_name

If you are confused about those picture_url variable in each provider. Then take a look at the docs:


picture_url = "http://graph.facebook.com/" + sociallogin.account.uid + "/picture?type=large" Docs


picture_url = user_data['picture-urls']['picture-url'] Docs


picture_url = picture_url.rsplit("_", 1)[0] + "." + picture_url.rsplit(".", 1)[1] Docs And for the rsplit() take a look here

Hope that helps. πŸ™‚



I am doing in this way and taking picture (field) url and google provider(field) as an example.

socialaccount_obj = SocialAccount.objects.filter(provider='google', user_id=self.user.id)
   picture = "not available"
   if len(socialaccount_obj):
            picture = socialaccount_obj[0].extra_data['picture']

make sure to import : from allauth.socialaccount.models import SocialAccount

πŸ‘€Wahib Ul Haq


There is an easier way to do this.

Just add the following to your settings.py. For example, Linked in…

'linkedin': {
    'SCOPE': [

The fields are automatically pulled across.


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