jQuery Validation Plugin remote check for password with Django

jQuery Validation Plugin remote check for password with Django

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I have a “Reset Password” form being validated by the jQuery Validation plugin. Everything works fine except that I can’t get the “remote” part to work with Django. What I’m trying to do is to have remote send an ajax request to my Django backend to check that the “Old Password” is correct as part of validation.

What I’m not sure about is how to set up my and to return what jQuery.validation needs

Login is required, so there will be a request.user

My Code:

required: true,
url: “profile/password/check/”,
type: “post”,
oldPassword: function()
return $(“#oldPassword”).val();
newPassword: “required”,
equalTo: “#newPassword”

Help is much appreciated, thank you 🙂

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asked Sep 2 ’09 at 4:41


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You really should submit the form. I wouldn’t trust client scripts for something like this.

– ChaosPandion
Sep 2 ’09 at 4:44

Thanks ChaosPandion, I normally wouldn’t do this for passwords, but it’s safe because they need to be logged in to access this form anyway. The question still stands for anything else, like emails or names etc; how do you manage these in Django?

– Alex
Sep 2 ’09 at 6:08

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All you need to do is map the URL ^profile/password/check/ to a view, and within that view, fetch the value for the key oldPassword in the request.POST dictionary, do with it what you will, and return either true or false. For example:

def check_profile_password(request):
response_str = “false”
if request.is_ajax():
old_password = request.POST.get(“oldPassword”)
if old_password:
# Apply whatever logic you want to apply
response_str = “true”

return HttpResponse(“%s” % response_str)

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answered Sep 2 ’09 at 8:57


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This answer is somewhat helpful, but you haven’t mentioned anything about the jQuery validation API

– Alex
Sep 6 ’09 at 23:43

Alex, I wrote that code taking into account the jQuery code that you have presented in your question. I see nothing wrong in your jQuery code. My answer explains how you would set up your and to work with the remote validation rule specified in the jQuery snippet.

– ayaz
Sep 7 ’09 at 6:40

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Okay I ended up figuring it out myself, thanks though to everyone who offered help.

From the jQuery.Validation side, I think perhaps my methods weren’t getting through or being added to the Validation modeul properly, so there was never anything wrong with Django.

I ended up simply putting “remote:” into my input tag, like so:

<input id=”oldPassword” name=”oldPassword” type=”password” remote=”/profile/password/check/” size=”25″ class=”required” minlength=”2″ />

Then to apply validation, in a tag:


Then in Django:

old_password = request.GET.get(“oldPassword”)
request_user = User.objects.get(
if(request_user.check_password(old_password) == True):
response_str = “true”
return HttpResponse(response_str)

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answered Sep 8 ’09 at 0:24


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Hmm i did something like that in my django project. since im not behind the computer where i program and dont have access to my code i can only describe what i did.

I urls py i have set up some url like

/profile/save/, which calls saveProfile view. You could set up url like ^pwdvalidate/$ and call matching view.

In saveProfile view i do check

if the request.is_ajax() and if request is get. then check request.user’s existing password and do all other checks you need. Return it with simplejson dumps:
return HttpResponse(simplejson.dumps(some_python_obj))

js request do with jquery.ajax

I understand its quite vague and generic, but hope it helps.

Edit: Check out this example :

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answered Sep 2 ’09 at 7:17

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A word of note: remote validation DOES NOT work in older version of jQuery.
For me I could get it to work only in version 1.6.1 and above.

It will also help if you set the remote validation to execute ‘synchronously’, default being ‘asynchronous’.

remote: { url:”validate.php”, async:false }

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answered Mar 3 ’12 at 7:19

Design KanyaDesign Kanya

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