CSRF Verification Fails on Django App Platform - Admin login

I have an app platform app running Django.

When I try to log into the django admin panel I get the following error:

# Forbidden (403)

CSRF verification failed. Request aborted.

## Help

Reason given for failure:

    Origin checking failed - does not match any trusted origins.

I have run a few different app platform apps before using the DO Django tutorial ( and have not encountered this. The only things I’ve changed this time are:

  • I’m using docker because I have a GDAL dependency for this app
  • The DATABASES section in my is currently hard-coded to point at a DO managed DB running postgres + postgis

I don’t really know where to start with tracking this down, is it a problem with my config? Is it a problem with the DB?

Any advice is appreciated.

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Bobby Iliev
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June 27, 2023
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

Indeed as you mentioned, this is usually related to the ALLOWED_HOSTS not being set correctly in your file.

Here’s what you could try out you can debug this:

  1. Check your ALLOWED_HOSTS setting: The ALLOWED_HOSTS setting in your Django file should include the hostname that you’re seeing in the error message. In this case, you should have something like:

    ALLOWED_HOSTS = ['']

    Or, if you want to allow all subdomains as well:

    ALLOWED_HOSTS = ['']

    The ALLOWED_HOSTS setting is a list of strings representing the host/domain names that this Django site can serve. If DEBUG is set to False and you’re getting this error, it’s probably because the hostname isn’t listed in ALLOWED_HOSTS.

  2. Check your CSRF_TRUSTED_ORIGINS setting: If your Django project is served via multiple domain names and you’re using HTTPS, you should also check the CSRF_TRUSTED_ORIGINS setting. This setting is a list of hosts which are trusted origins for ‘safe’ HTTP methods. Hosts in this list can send cross-subdomain requests to other hosts also in this list, over HTTPS.


Or if you want to allow all subdomains:


Let me know how it goes!



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