Quick demo to demonstrate the use of firebase web push notifications with the use of javascript on frontend, django on backend and push notifications via fcm-django pypi package for django. Python3 compatible only!

Quick start


  • install python 3, pip
  • in fcm-django-web-demo:
    • create virtual environment with python -m venv env
    • activate virtual environment with . env/bin/activate or .\env\Scripts\activate.ps1 for Windows' Powershell
    • install necessary Python packages with pip install -r mysite/requirements.txt


  • in fcm-django-web-demo/frontend:
    • run server with python -m http.server 8001


  • in fcm-django-web-demo/mysite:
    • run database migrations with python manage.py migrate
    • create Django administrator with python manage.py createsuperuser
    • collect static files with python manage.py collectstatic
    • run server with python manage.py runserver

how to use

  • open http://localhost:8001 in your browser of choice
  • request token and allow firebase to send notifications to your browser (device) - if notifications are already allowed, there will only be a token displayed
  • you should now be seeing your instance id token on the aforementioned URL
  • if you go to django admin, http://localhost:8000/admin/fcm_django/fcmdevice/ and login with the superuser you created earlier, you should be seeing a FCMDevice instance for your browser
  • send yourself a test notification with django admin actions OR
  • send yourself notifications from the shell
    • example (run python manage.py shell from fcm-django-web-demo/mysite):
       from firebase_admin.messaging import Message, Notification
       from fcm_django.models import FCMDevice
       device = FCMDevice.objects.all().first()
       device.send_message(notification=Notification(title='title', body='message'))
  • voila :)

optional HTTPS support

  • why would you want to do this? because service workers will not work on http, unless you are running them on localhost
  • generate certificate and key with openssl req -nodes -new -x509 -keyout key.pem -out cert.pem in fcm-django-web-demo
  • in fcm-django-web-demo/frontend:
    • update URL protocol to https and localhost to your server's IP address in index.html
    • run frontend server with python server.py
  • in fcm-django-web-demo/mysite:
    • add your server's IP address to allowed hosts in project settings (shell example: echo "ALLOWED_HOSTS = ['']" > mysite/local_settings.py)
    • run backend server with python manage.py runsslserver --certificate ../cert.pem --key ../key.pem
  • testing this demo in Chrome may require to run it with --ignore-certificate-errors flag to avoid SSL certificate fetch errors
  • during the testing allow untrusted connections to the demo servers on browser prompt

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Fcm Django Web Demo

Quick demo to demonstrate the use of firebase web push notifications with the use of `javascript` on frontend, `django` on backend and push notifications via `fcm-django` pypi package for django.

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