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Closed 6 years ago

#6865 closed (invalid)

Information to be added on "Site matching query does not exist." error when trying to log in a user

Reported by: run4yourlives@… Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: master
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Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
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Description

Using the documentation found here: http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/authentication/#how-to-log-a-user-in, one may run into the error: "Site matching query does not exist."

The solution is to add a site to your sites table from within the Admin interface. This should be added to the documentation to increase understanding.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by anonymous

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comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Simon Greenhill

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comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by ubernostrum

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If django.contrib.sites is in INSTALLED_APPS and you've run syncdb, you do have a Site object in your DB. If you've gone and deleted it manually, well, lots of things will break. Probably the best route is a separate issue -- adding a slightly stronger wording to the tutorial to indicate that messing with the defaults when you aren't aware of their dependencies is a bad idea.

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