Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Restricting django to one user concurrent session only

Here's the tiny code that helps you avoid multiple users logged using the same account.
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*

from django.conf import settings
from django.core.cache import cache, get_cache
from django.utils.importlib import import_module

class UserRestrictMiddleware(object):
    def process_request(self, request):
        Checks if different session exists for user and deletes it.
        if request.user.is_authenticated():
            cache = get_cache('default')
            cache_timeout = 86400
            cache_key = "user_pk_%s_restrict" %
            cache_value = cache.get(cache_key)

            if cache_value is not None:
                if request.session.session_key != cache_value:
                    engine = import_module(settings.SESSION_ENGINE)
                    session = engine.SessionStore(session_key=cache_value)
                    cache.set(cache_key, request.session.session_key, 
                cache.set(cache_key, request.session.session_key, cache_timeout)

# vim: ai ts=4 sts=4 et sw=4
Hope you like it.
Remember, to put UserRestrictMiddleware somewhere after Session Middleware in MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES (