Set Django Logout Redirect URL

Here's how to set up a URL to redirect to after logout in Django.

Make a URL Path

In one of your app's files, create the urlpattern:

from django.contrib.auth import views as auth_views
from django.urls import path
from myproj import settings

urlpatterns = [
    path('logout/', auth_views.LogoutView.as_view(next_page=settings.LOGOUT_REDIRECT_URL), name='myapp_logout'),

Optionally create a setting

The above code uses a setting of LOGOUT_REDIRECT_URL to store the location of the redirect. I got this pattern from looking at other docs and qna. But I don't think it's required. If you learn otherwise, please let me know.

Anyway, set it up in


Take Notice

  • logout/ url path is required

  • django.contrib.auth.LogoutView.as_view is what you redirect to.

  • You do not need to pass a template kwarg required

  • Thus, no myapp/logout.html template is required either

  • The next_page kwarg is required

  • LOGOUT_REDIRECT_URL by itself is insufficient

Try it out

python runserver
xdg-open localhost:8000/logout

See that you are now redirected to /.