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Django's ORM adapter for PyCasbin

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Django ORM Adapter for PyCasbin

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Django ORM Adapter is the Django's ORM adapter for PyCasbin. With this library, Casbin can load policy from Django ORM supported database or save policy to it.

Based on Officially Supported Databases, The current supported databases are:

  • PostgreSQL
  • MariaDB
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • SQLite
  • IBM DB2
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Firebird
  • ODBC


pip install casbin-django-orm-adapter

Add casbin_adapter.apps.CasbinAdapterConfig to your INSTALLED_APPS

BASE_DIR = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)))


CASBIN_MODEL = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'casbin.conf')

To run schema migration, execute python migrate casbin_adapter

Simple Example

from casbin_adapter.enforcer import enforcer

def hello(request):
    sub = "alice"  # the user that wants to access a resource.
    obj = "data1"  # the resource that is going to be accessed.
    act = "read"  # the operation that the user performs on the resource.

    if e.enforce(sub, obj, act):
        # permit alice to read data1casbin_django_orm_adapter
        # deny the request, show an error



A string containing the file location of your casbin model.


If True, enables logging. False by default.


A string containing the adapter import path. Defaults to the django adapter shipped with this package: casbin_adapter.adapter.Adapter


A tuple of arguments to be passed into the constructor of the adapter specified in CASBIN_ADAPTER. Refer to adapters to see available arguments.

E.g. if you wish to use the file adapter set the adapter to casbin.persist.adapters.FileAdapter and use CASBIN_ADAPTER_ARGS = ('path/to/policy_file.csv',)


Watcher instance to be set as the watcher on the enforcer instance.


Role manager instance to be set as the role manager on the enforcer instance.

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This project is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.

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