Settings and Configuration

This section describes some of the settings and configuration details you can change inside Pegasus.

Project Metadata

When you first setup Pegasus it populated the PROJECT_METADATA setting in with various things like page titles and social sharing information.

These settings can later be changed as you like by editing the setting directly:

    'NAME': 'Your Project Name',
    'URL': '',
    'DESCRIPTION': 'My Amazing SaaS Application',
    'IMAGE': '',
    'KEYWORDS': 'SaaS, django',
    'CONTACT_EMAIL': '',

Of particular importance is the URL setting, which is used to generate absolute URLs in your application.

Sending Email

Pegasus is setup to use django-anymail to send email via Amazon SES, Mailgun, Postmark, and a variety of other email providers.

To use one of these email backends, simply change the the email backend in to:

EMAIL_BACKEND = 'anymail.backends.mailgun.EmailBackend'

And populate the ANYMAIL setting with the required information. For example, to use Mailgun you’d just populate the following values:

    "MAILGUN_API_KEY": "key-****",
    "MAILGUN_SENDER_DOMAIN": '{{project_name}}.com',

If you are in the EU you may also need to add the following entry:

    'MAILGUN_API_URL': '',

The anymail documentation has much more information on these options.

The following django settings should also be set:

SERVER_EMAIL = 'noreply@{{project_name}}.com'
DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL = 'you@{{project_name}.com'
ADMINS = [('Your Name', 'you@{{project_name}}.com'),]

See Sending email in the django docs for more information.

User Sign Up

The sign up workflow is managed by django-allauth with a sensible set of defaults and templates.

Google / Social login

Pegasus optionally ships with a “Login with Google” option. Just enter “y” to the option during installation to start with a default configuration.

You’ll separately need to follow the steps listed here to configure things on the Google side and in the Django Admin.

It’s easy to add or change social login details (e.g. login with Facebook, Twitter, Github, etc.) using allauth.

For details on how to set this up for a particular provider see this page.

If you need help setting this up feel free to get in touch!

Requiring email confirmation

Pegasus does not require users to confirm their email addresses prior to logging in. However, this can be easily changed by changing the following value in

ACCOUNT_EMAIL_VERIFICATION = 'optional'  # change to "mandatory" to require users to confirm email before signing in.

Note: The email verification step will be skipped if using a Google / social login.

Further configuration

Allauth is highly configurable. It’s recommended that you look into the various configuration settings availabile within allauth for any advanced customization.

Google Analytics

To enable Google Analytics, just add your analytics tracking ID to



Sentry is the gold standard for tracking errors in Django applications and Pegasus can connect to it with just a few lines of configuration.

To get setup, simply add the following code snippet to your file:

import sentry_sdk
from sentry_sdk.integrations.django import DjangoIntegration


If you are starting from then you just need to populate SENTRY_DSN from your Sentry project settings.


If you’re using Stripe to collect payments you’ll need to fill in the following in (or populate them in the appropriate environment variables):

STRIPE_LIVE_PUBLIC_KEY = os.environ.get("STRIPE_LIVE_PUBLIC_KEY", "<your publishable key>")
STRIPE_LIVE_SECRET_KEY = os.environ.get("STRIPE_LIVE_SECRET_KEY", "<your secret key>")
STRIPE_TEST_PUBLIC_KEY = os.environ.get("STRIPE_TEST_PUBLIC_KEY", "<your publishable key>")
STRIPE_TEST_SECRET_KEY = os.environ.get("STRIPE_TEST_SECRET_KEY", "<your secret key>")
STRIPE_LIVE_MODE = False  # Change to True in production


See the celery docs for set up and configuration of Celery.