Integrating Auth0 authentication with Django and Graphene involves a few steps. Here's a high-level overview of the process:

  1. Set up an Auth0 account: Go to the Auth0 website ( and sign up for an account. Create a new Auth0 application to obtain the necessary credentials (client ID and client secret) for your Django application.

  2. Install required packages: In your Django project, install the necessary packages for integrating Auth0, such as python-jose and auth0-python. You can use pip to install these packages:

    pip install python-jose auth0-python
  3. Configure Django settings: Add the Auth0 credentials and other related configuration settings to your Django project's settings file (

    AUTH0_DOMAIN = '' AUTH0_CLIENT_ID = 'your-auth0-client-id' AUTH0_CLIENT_SECRET = 'your-auth0-client-secret' AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = [ 'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend', 'auth0backend.Auth0JSONWebTokenBackend', ]
  4. Implement Auth0 backend: Create a custom authentication backend in Django to handle Auth0 authentication. This backend will verify the JSON Web Token (JWT) provided by Auth0.

    from auth0backend import Auth0JSONWebTokenBackend AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = [ 'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend', 'yourapp.backends.Auth0Backend', ]

    You'll need to implement the Auth0Backend class, which extends Auth0JSONWebTokenBackend from the auth0-python package. This backend should validate the JWT and authenticate the user.

  5. Protect GraphQL endpoints: In your Graphene schema, add authentication and authorization checks to protect the GraphQL endpoints that require authentication. You can use decorators or middleware to implement the checks.

    For example, you can create a decorator that verifies the user's authentication status and raises an exception if they are not authenticated. Apply this decorator to the resolvers that require authentication:

    from yourapp.auth import login_required @login_required def resolve_protected_data(root, info): # Resolver code for protected data ...
  6. Front-end integration: Implement the necessary front-end components to handle the Auth0 authentication flow. This typically involves integrating Auth0's Lock widget or building a custom login form. The front-end should obtain the JWT from Auth0 and include it in the request headers when making GraphQL API calls.

These are the general steps to integrate Auth0 authentication with Django and Graphene. The implementation details may vary depending on your specific requirements and the libraries you choose to use.

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