The Django admin site (django.contrib.admin) does not use Django allauth by default. Since Django admin provides a custom login view, it does not go through the normal Django allauth workflow.


This limitation means that Django allauth features are not applied to the Django admin site:

  • ACCOUNT_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS_LIMIT and ACCOUNT_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS_TIMEOUT do not protect Django’s admin login from being brute forced.

  • Any other custom workflow that overrides the Django allauth adapter’s login method will not be applied.

An easy workaround for this is to require users to login before going to the Django admin site’s login page (note that the following would need to be applied to every instance of AdminSite):

from django.conf import settings
from django.contrib import admin
from django.contrib.admin.views.decorators import staff_member_required = staff_member_required(, login_url=settings.LOGIN_URL