The simple one-step workflow

As an alternative to the HMAC and model-based two-step (registration and activation) workflows, django-registration bundles a one-step registration workflow in registration.backends.simple. This workflow is deliberately as simple as possible:

  1. A user signs up by filling out a registration form.
  2. The user’s account is created and is active immediately, with no intermediate confirmation or activation step.
  3. The new user is logged in immediately.


To use this workflow, simply include the URLconf registration.backends.simple.urls somewhere in your site’s own URL configuration. For example:

from django.conf.urls import include, url

urlpatterns = [
    # Other URL patterns ...
    url(r'^accounts/', include('registration.backends.simple.urls')),
    # More URL patterns ...

To control whether registration of new accounts is allowed, you can specify the setting REGISTRATION_OPEN.

Upon successful registration, the user will be redirected to the site’s home page – the URL /. This can be changed by subclassing registration.backends.simple.views.RegistrationView and overriding the method get_success_url().

The default form class used for account registration will be registration.forms.RegistrationForm, although this can be overridden by supplying a custom URL pattern for the registration view and passing the keyword argument form_class, or by subclassing registration.backends.simple.views.RegistrationView and either overriding form_class or implementing get_form_class(), and specifying the custom subclass in your URL patterns.


The one-step workflow uses only one custom template:


Used to show the form users will fill out to register. By default, has the following context:

The registration form. This will likely be a subclass of RegistrationForm; consult Django’s forms documentation for information on how to display this in a template.