Creating a Logout functionality in Django

Updated on Oct. 8, 2017 | 467 |   django,

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to deploy logout functionality in Django based website. You can simply use built-in module to destroy session to logging out a user. Let’s start!

Step 1: In html template, create a link without directing to ‘/logout/’

<a href="/logout/"><b>Logout</b></a>


Step 2: In, create the logout(request) function as below.

  from django.contrib.auth import logout as site_logout

  def logout(request):


      return redirect('/login/') 

site_logout(request) clears all session data of user who logged in previously and prevents others from using the session data. In final line, we redirect to a URL after logout (here, we want to redirect to ‘/login/’).

Step 3: In, create the logout URL as below, where you need to call the views.logout function that you created. 

from . import views


urlpatterns = [

       url(r'^logout/$',views.logout, name='logout'),



It’s Done! Now, your logout functionality should work.