I thought it was time to add another tutorial - and this news post, in an attempt to keep the site updated.

Last week I added Running from a Cron Job (Scheduled task) into the Hints & Tips section.

Today, I have added Creating a Custom Authentication Backend to the Tutorials.

As the name suggests, the idea is to create an alternative authentication method for your Django application. In this case I have chosen IMAP as it was a simple backend to implement. It’s a little shorter than I would like for a tutorial, but better than nothing.