Nick B Nick B - 5 months ago 155x
Python Question

"CSRF verification failed. CSRF token missing or incorrect." Django

I am trying to create a Django app based on the Django Classifieds App, but am getting an error when trying to submit the form:

CSRF verification failed. Request aborted. Reason given for failure: CSRF token missing or incorrect.

I do have a
{% csrf_token %}
in the form:

<form method="post" action="{% url classifieds.views.create.checkout %}">
{% csrf_token %}
{{ form }}
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I also am using
from django.template import RequestContext

I also have included

What else could I be missing to properly submit the form?

The function looks like:

def checkout(request, adId):
ad = get_object_or_404(Ad, pk=adId)
if request.method == 'POST':
form = CheckoutForm(request.POST)
if form.is_valid():


if django_settings.DEBUG:
paypal_form = PayPalPaymentsForm(initial=paypal_values).sandbox()
paypal_form = PayPalPaymentsForm(initial=paypal_values).render()

return render_to_response('classifieds/paypal.html', {'form': paypal_form}, context_instance=RequestContext(request))
form = CheckoutForm()

return render_to_response('classifieds/checkout.html', {'ad': ad, 'form': form}, context_instance=RequestContext(request))

Thank you for your suggestions.


Did you use correct RequestContext, i am not sure if the problem is that, but you may check it too. Step 3 of how to use it

  • In the corresponding view functions, ensure that the 'django.core.context_processors.csrf' context processor is being used. Usually, this can be done in one of two ways:

    1. Use RequestContext, which always uses 'django.core.context_processors.csrf' (no matter what your TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS setting). If you are using generic views or contrib apps, you are covered already, since these apps use RequestContext throughout