Private channels


To use private channels add this in you main url file:

from instant.views import instant_auth

urlpatterns = [
     # ...
     url(r'^centrifuge/auth/$', instant_auth, name='instant-auth'),

All the channels prefixed with a dollar sign $ are considered private.

from instant.producers import publish

publish(message='Private event', channel="$private_chan")


All the messages sent to the Centrifugo server are signed using the secret key. When a client requests a connection to a private channels Centrifugo sends an ajax request to /centrifuge/auth/ and expects to receive a signed response that will indicate if the user is authorized or not.

More info here about Centrifugo’s auth mechanism.