Requiring Login

If you need to reach out to Globus Services, such as Transfer, users will need to be pre-authenticated so the portal can use their tokens. Django has built-in functions to check this, but needs some tuning to work with Python-Social-Auth.

Make sure you have a working portal with Globus Auth. If not, review the tutorial documentation and make sure you can login with Globus.


First, tell Django where your login link is. For Python Social Auth, the link below will work fine.

LOGIN_URL = '/login/globus'


Now, you can define your views like this:

from django.shortcuts import render
from django.contrib.auth.decorators import login_required
from globus_portal_framework.gclients import load_transfer_client

def my_view(request, index):
    tc = load_transfer_client(request.user)
    mypaths = tc.operation_ls('ddb59aef-6d04-11e5-ba46-22000b92c6ec', path='/share/godata')
    context = {'mypaths': mypaths}
    return render(request, 'mypaths.html', context)

If your user encounters my_view above, the @login_required decorator will redirect them to the LOGIN_URL defined in your