Entries published on June 6, 2006
Django tips: extending the User model
One of Django‘s great strengths is its built-in user and authentication system; the bundled application
django.contrib.auth includes models for users, user groups and permissions and views for logging users in and out and changing and resetting their passwords. This is enough to cover the needs of a huge number of sites and, after the admin, the auth system is probably the most popular bundled application Django ships (or maybe the other way around, since the admin requires the auth system to be installed).
Because of the auth system’s ...