How To Create A Login Page In Python Using Tkinter

Python Programming

Welcome to my blog! Today, I will guide you on how to create a login page in Python using Tkinter. As a Python enthusiast, I have always enjoyed building interactive user interfaces, and Tkinter is a fantastic library that allows us to do just that. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the world of login pages!

Getting Started with Tkinter

Before we jump into creating a login page, let’s first make sure we have Tkinter installed on our system. Tkinter is included in the standard library of Python, so chances are it’s already installed. To verify this, open your Python interpreter and type the following:

import tkinter

If no errors are displayed, you’re good to go. However, if you receive an error message, you’ll need to install Tkinter manually. Fortunately, this process is straightforward. Open your terminal and type the following command:

pip install tkinter

This will install Tkinter on your system, and you’ll be ready to start building our login page.

Creating the Login Page

Now that we have Tkinter set up, it’s time to create our login page. We’ll start by importing the necessary modules:

from tkinter import *
from tkinter import messagebox

The first line imports all the modules and widgets from Tkinter, while the second line imports the messagebox module, which we’ll use to display pop-up messages later on.

Next, we’ll create an instance of the Tk() class and set a title for our login page:

root = Tk()
root.title("Login Page")

Now, let’s design our login page by adding labels, entry fields, and buttons:

username_label = Label(root, text="Username")
password_label = Label(root, text="Password")
username_entry = Entry(root)
password_entry = Entry(root, show="*")
login_button = Button(root, text="Login")

Here, we created two labels for the username and password fields, two entry fields to input the username and password, and a login button to submit the form.

Now, let’s define the positioning of these widgets on our login page:

username_label.grid(row=0, column=0)
password_label.grid(row=1, column=0)
username_entry.grid(row=0, column=1)
password_entry.grid(row=1, column=1)
login_button.grid(row=2, columnspan=2)

We used the grid system to specify the row and column position of each widget. By setting the columnspan of the login button to 2, we make it span across both columns.

Finally, we’ll add functionality to our login button. When clicked, it will check if the username and password match our credentials and display a success or failure message accordingly:

def login():
username = "admin"
password = "12345"
if username_entry.get() == username and password_entry.get() == password:
messagebox.showinfo("Login Success", "Welcome!")
messagebox.showerror("Login Failed", "Invalid username or password")

Here, we defined a login function that compares the input username and password with our predefined credentials. If they match, a success message is displayed using the showinfo() method. Otherwise, an error message is shown using the showerror() method.

Finally, we need to run our Tkinter application:


This line of code ensures that our application runs in an infinite loop, allowing us to interact with our login page.


Creating a login page in Python using Tkinter is a fantastic way to add user authentication to your applications. We covered the basics of Tkinter, designing the login page, and adding functionality to the login button. By leveraging Tkinter’s capabilities, you can extend this login page further, adding features like password hashing and database integration.

I hope you found this article helpful and that it inspires you to explore Tkinter further. Feel free to experiment and make the login page your own by adding your personal touches. Happy coding!