Django RestAuth Custom password reset link

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I have tried the solutions I found for a similar question but none worked for me.

I am using an angular frontend + DRF + Django Rest Auth, for the confirmation url, I was able to override it to point to my frontend by adding a custom adapter that looks liked this,

class AccountAdapter(DefaultAccountAdapter):

    def send_mail(self, template_prefix, email, context):
        context['activate_url'] = settings.URL_FRONT + \
            'access/verify-email/' + context['key']
        msg = self.render_mail(template_prefix, email, context)

with URL_FRONT = 'http://localhost:8080/app/#/' as the setting to direct the user to the client.

My problem is implementing the same thing for the password reset url. I want it to start with the URL_FRONT setting and attached the tokens just liked what I have for the confirmation.
What will be the best way to go about this?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

It looks like django-rest-auth uses django.contrib.auth.forms.PasswordResetForm to handle this:

And according to the Django doc you can pass your own email template (note: there was a major change in Django 1.11, so make sure you use your Django version’s doc). The default template is registration/password_reset_form.html. You can override this by using your own PasswordResetSerializer (extending rest_auth.serializers.PasswordResetSerializer) in the django-rest-auth configuration.

There you can override the get_email_options() method and set your own template

def get_email_options(self):
    return {
        'email_template_name': 'path/to/your/txt_template.html',
        'html_email_template_name': 'path/to/your/html_template.html',

Or maybe it’s simply enough to pass your URL as success_url.

Method 2

The accepted answer works, but I also used the frontend url as the site in the admin dashboard and it worked perfectly for all my urls

Method 3

Define these variable in

  URL_FRONT = 'http://localhost:8080/app/#/'
  ACCOUNT_PASSWORD_RESET_CONFIRM = URL_FRONT+ 'password-reset/confirm/'

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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