Welcome to Elevate

Elevate, also known as django-elevate, is an implementation of GitHub’s Sudo Mode for Django.

What is this for?

Elevate provides an extra layer of security beyond initial user authentication. Views can be decorated with @elevate_required, and then users must re-authenticate to access that resource. This might be useful for deleting objects, canceling subscriptions, and other sensitive operations. After re-authentication, the user has elevated permissions for the duration of ELEVATE_COOKIE_AGE. This duration is independent of the normal session duration, allowing for short elevated permission durations while still retaining long user sessions.

Installation

$ pip install django-elevate

Compatibility

  • Django 1.8 - 2.2
  • Python 2.7 - 3.7
  • pypy