MamaCAS includes templates implementing standard username and password authentication. Depending on your needs, you can use them as-is, customize portions or replace them entirely.


Displays the authentication form whenever LoginView requires user credentials, as well as authentication success or failure information. When the user logs out, they are redirected to this template with a logout success message if MAMA_CAS_FOLLOW_LOGOUT_URL is False or no URL is provided.


Used by LoginView when MAMA_CAS_ALLOW_AUTH_WARN is enabled and the user has elected to be notified when authentication occurs. It provides options for the user to continue the authentication process or cancel and log out.


To override or extend blocks in the stock templates, include custom templates in the search order by specifying the location with the DIRS option to the TEMPLATES setting.

The base level stock templates are wrappers to simplify extending the stock templates without circular template inheritance issues. The base template mama_cas/login.html has a corresponding mama_cas/__login.html and mama_cas/warn.html has a corresponding mama_cas/__warn.html.

For example, to add a header above the login form with some additional styling create a file named mama_cas/login.html that extends mama_cas/__login.html:

{% extends "mama_cas/__login.html" %}

{% block styles %}
  {{ block.super }}
  <style>.login-title { color: #aaa; font-size: 2em; }</style>
{% endblock styles %}

{% block content_title %}
  If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
{% endblock content_title %}


If the required changes are substantial, then replace the stock templates entirely. Following the example above, remove the top line that extends the stock template and include the remainder of the page contents. In addition to the login form, some elements custom templates should include are:

The messages framework displays information for login, logout or authentication events.
Non-field errors
The login form’s non_field_errors display information regarding authentication failures and other login problems.