Django OAuth Toolkit: Allow access token expiration date per user

In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to implement a per-user access token expiration for Django OAuth Toolkit.

Setup OAuth Toolkit


    'ACCESS_TOKEN_EXPIRE_SECONDS': 1800, # 30 minutes
    'REFRESH_TOKEN_EXPIRE_SECONDS': 3600, # 1 hour
    'OAUTH2_VALIDATOR_CLASS': 'py_app.validator.MyOAuth2Validator',


Custom Validator

Create the custom validator

Create inside <app-root>/py_app/validator
*Create validator folder if it doesn't exist yet


Override save_bearer_token method to check for our custom expiration field and use it if there's any.

from oauth2_provider.oauth2_validators import OAuth2Validator
from oauth2_provider.models import AccessToken

class MyOAuth2Validator(OAuth2Validator): 
    """ Primarily extend the functionality of token generation """

    def save_bearer_token(self, token, request, *args, **kwargs):
        from datetime import datetime, timedelta
        super(MyOAuth2Validator, self).save_bearer_token(token, request, *args, **kwargs)
        ip = self.get_client_ip(request)
        accessToken = AccessToken.objects.get(token=token.get('access_token'))
        if accessToken.user.detail.session_expire_in is not None:
            accessToken.expires = + timedelta(seconds=accessToken.user.detail.session_expire_in)


Custom field

We first need to create a model that we can link to our user model. We can call it UserDetail.

Create this class on a dedicated django app or on any existing app model.

class UserDetail(models.Model):
	user = models.OneToOneField(USER_MODEL, related_name='detail', on_delete=models.CASCADE, null=True, blank=True)
	session_expire_in = models.IntegerField(default=None, null=True, blank=True)


And that's it.. Run the makemigrations, migrate and runserver.


Have fun!