#StackBounty: #django #django-channels Django Channels: Saving logged in user to session

Bounty: 500

According to the docs:

If you are in a WebSocket consumer, or logging-in after the first
response has been sent in a http consumer, the session is populated
but will not be saved automatically – you must call
scope["session"].save() after login in your consumer code:

However, I am having some trouble implementing this.

I start by getting my user:

def login(form_data):
        user = User.objects.get(username=form_data['username'])
    except User.DoesNotExist:
        return "This account doesn't exist."
    password = form_data['password']
    if check_password(password, user.password):
        return user
        return "Incorrect Password."

And then following the directions like so:

user = login(form_data)
async_to_sync(login)(self.scope, user)
    'operation': 'set_user',
    'success': True,
    'message': "Loading User Data",
    'object': {'username': user.username}

And it works to deliver the user to the page and set it up for the life of the consumer. However, it seems that the user is not being saved to the user’s session, because when I reload the page, self.scope['user'] once again returns an AnonymousUser object.

This is how I’ve got my asgi.py set up:

application = ProtocolTypeRouter({
    "http": get_asgi_application(),
    "websocket": AuthMiddlewareStack(

Likewise, navigating to other pages confirms that I am indeed not logged in. What could I be missing?

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