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Adding an Email-based authentication model

ContribAuthImprovements described and implemented a set of changes to allow for pluggable User models in contrib.auth. One of the primary motivators behind this change was to make it easy to implement email-based authentication. To make this even easier, #20824 describes an enhancement for Django to ship with a ready-to-use Email-based login model.

Some django-developer discussions that cover this topic:

A number of solutions have been proposed. Here is a summary of the most viable candidates:

Option 1: Something

Build a thing.

Advantages

  • Something

Problems

  • Something

Final decision

To be determined.

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