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Python Django with Google Firebase Part 1

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Looking for an easy way to add a database to your Python Web App? We’ll show you how to get started with Firebase integration in Python Django. Creating an app isn’t easy, but learning how to store your app’s vital data is! Here is a step-by-step tutorial to help you figure out how to connect to a Python Django Web App with Firebase and take the headache out of user authentication, data storage and retrieval. A Python app without Firebase is like a chicken without a hen-house; if you don’t have a place to store your eggs, it’s time to re-think the farm.

In this beginners tutorials we’ll work on Connecting Firebase with Django and creating a Simple SignIn form to showcase the example of Firebase authentication.

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Transcript / Cheat Sheet

1. Configure FIREBASE 

Create new project by Selecting Add Project.
Navigate to Authentication on Dashboard and set SIGN-IN method Email/Password to enable.
For first time add a manual user.
Now, navigate to Project Overview and select Add Firebase to WebApp now, copy config’s for later use in Django.
Now Let’s Get started for integrating Firebase with Python Django .

2. Installing Required Libraries

Installing pip

Before we can connect to our Firebase database with Python, we need to download a couple of helper modules. We are going to use pip to install them.
You can check to see if you currently have pip install by running the command in the terminal:
pip3 --version
If it is not currently installed, you can install pip by running following command:

sudo apt-get -y install python3-pip && sudo apt-get update

 Installing Pyrebase

Pyrebase is a Python interface to Firebase’s REST API. In layman’s terms, it allows you to use Python to manipulate your Firebase database. The documentation for Pyrebase can be found at
Python Django with Google Firebase

We will install the Pyrebase and its dependencies using pip:

sudo pip3 install Pyrebase

 Installing Django 

sudo pip3 install django

3. Working with Django

Creating new Django Project :

# sudo django-admin startproject cpanel 

# cd cpanel

# python3 runserver
//Open browser & type :
//Output : IT'S WORKED
//now make migrations:
# python3 migrate
// create a directory named templates
# mkdir templates
// go to cpanel directory and create file
# cd cpanel
# touch 
// go to file and configure the templates directory over there
// go to line 57 and edit it:
        'DIRS': ['templates'],

Code for :

import pyrebase from django.shortcuts import render
config = {
apiKey: AIzaS–your config here —fOMd4pYUkbkZVvI,
projectId: cpanel-5e873,
messagingSenderId: 579985583952
firebase = pyrebase.initialize_app(config)
auth = firebase.auth()
def singIn(request):
return render(request, signIn.html)
def postsign(request):
passw = request.POST.get(pass)
user = auth.sign_in_with_email_and_password(email,passw)
message = invalid cerediantials
return render(request,signIn.html,{msg:message})
return render(request, welcome.html,{e:email})

Code for :

from django.contrib import admin
from django.conf.urls import url
from . import views
urlpatterns = [

Code for Html Templates :


{% if msg %}
{% endif %}
<html lang=en>
<meta charset=UTF-8>
<form action=/postsign/ method=post>
{% csrf_token %}
Email :
<input type=email name=email>
<input type=password name=pass>
<input type=submit value=SignIn>


<html lang=en>
<meta charset=UTF-8>
{% csrf_token %}
Welcome {{e}}

That’s end up with great on Tutorial on Python Django with Firebase : Getting Started and Firebase Authentication, I hope you guys enjoyed it 🙂

Get full source code for Django Project Here.

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  1. Unknown on September 10, 2018 startproject starts pycharm or visual studio IDE rather than creating project. Help me please

  2. Unknown on October 18, 2018

    what about hosting django projects on firebase?
    Because the firebase cli redirects everything to the public folder which firebase serves..
    I was looking for some tutorial about it and found nothing !!

  3. Anonymous on November 3, 2018

    How to save a user on the db?

  4. Unknown on November 3, 2018

    FIrebase DB

  5. kavin sharma on November 3, 2018

    sorry to say, but you can't host django on firebase hosting. For that you can use google cloud console check out this blog :

  6. Unknown on January 3, 2019

    oh my very useful and easy article , thanks a ton

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    good concept

  9. MUGOYA DIHFAHSIH on April 2, 2019

    Thanks for documenting Django-Pyrebase-firebase

  10. Praveenkumar on July 3, 2019

    i got an error it says–your%20config%20here%20—fOMd4pYUkbkZVvI%5D {
    "error": {
    "code": 400,
    "message": "API key not valid. Please pass a valid API key.",
    "errors": [
    "message": "API key not valid. Please pass a valid API key.",
    "domain": "global",
    "reason": "badRequest"
    "status": "INVALID_ARGUMENT"

    please help

  11. Unknown on October 28, 2019

    Great article, thanks.

  12. Manuel Pizarro on January 16, 2020

    def postsign(request):
    email = request.POST.get('email')
    passw = request.POST.get("pass")
    message = "Login succesfull"

    Se debe definir message antes de el except

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