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Add object specific permission for particualr User/Group, All authenticated user or Anonymous user

Project description

django-object-permissiono apply object permission feature to Django models


sudo pip install django-object-permission


sudo pip install git+git://

How to Use

  1. Append ‘object_permission’ to INSTALLED_APPS

  2. Append ‘object_permission.backends.ObjectPermBackend’ to AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS

  3. Add ‘’ to your app directory like ‘’

  4. Write model specific ObjectPermHandler and register it with model to

See object_permission_test for more detail. If you want to see Old-style storategy, see README_old.rst or object_permission_test_deprecated

Example mini blog app

from django.db import models
from django.contrib.auth.models import User

# django-author: useful for adding automatically update author field
from author.decorators import with_author

class Entry(models.Model):
        PUB_STATES = (
                ('public', 'public entry'),
                ('protected', 'login required'),
                ('private', 'secret entry'),
        pub_state = models.CharField('publish status', choices=PUB_STATES)
        title = models.CharField('title', max_length=140)
        body = models.TextField('body')

        # ...

from object_permission import site
# AuthorObjectPermHandler need 'django-observer' and required 'author'
# field (the author field is automatically added by 'with_author' decorator)
from object_permission.handlers import ObjectPermHandler

from models import Entry

class EntryObjectPermHandler(ObjectPermHandler):
    """ObjectPermHandler for model which has author field

    This handler contribute..

        1.  Manager permission to instance author
        2.  Viewer permission to authenticated user
        3.  Viewer permission to anonymous user if reject_anonymous is False

    author_field = 'author'
    reject_anonymous = False

    def get_author(self):
        """get author field value"""
        return getattr(self.instance, self.author_field)

    def setup(self):
        # watch author field

    def updated(self, attr):
        # Author has full access
        # Authenticated user can view
        if self.reject_anonymous:
# Register to object_permission site like django.contrib.admin
site.register(Entry, EntryObjectPermHandler)

from django.views.generic import ListView
from django.views.generic import DetailView
from django.views.generic import CreateView
from django.views.generic import UpdateView
from django.views.generic import DeleteView
from django.core.urlresolvers import reverse

from object_permission.decorators import permission_required

from models import Entry
from forms import EntryForm

class EntryListView(ListView):
    model = Entry

class EntryDetailView(DetailView):
    model = Entry
    slug_field = 'title'

    # decorate 'dispatch' method without method_decorator
    def dispatch(self, *args, **kwargs):
        return super(EntryDetailView, self).dispatch(*args, **kwargs)

# You can use the decorator as View class decorator
# Then automatically decorate 'dispatch' method of the View
class EntryCreateView(CreateView):
    form_class = EntryForm
    model = Entry

class EntryUpdateView(UpdateView):
    form_class = EntryForm
    model = Entry

class EntryDeleteView(DeleteView):
    model = Entry
    def get_success_url(self):
        return reverse('blog-entry-list')


{% load object_permission_tags %}
        <title>django-object-permission example</title>
        {% pif 'blog.add_entry' of None or 'blog.change_entry' of object or 'blog.delete_entry' of object %}
        <!-- displayed only user who has `blog.add_entry` permission,
                `blog.change_entry` permision for object or
                `blog.delete_entry` permission for object -->
                {% pif 'blog.add_entry' of object %}
                        <!-- displayed only user who has `blog.add_entry` permission -->
                        <a href="{% url 'blog-entry-create' %}">Add New Entry</a>
                {% endpif %}
                {% pif object and 'blog.change_entry' of object %}
                        <!-- displayed only user who has `blog.change_entry` permission for object -->
                        <a href="{% url 'blog-entry-update' %}">Change this entry</a>
                {% endpif %}
                {% pif object and 'blog.delete_entry' of object %}
                        <!-- displayed only user who has `blog.delete_entry` permission for object -->
                        <a href="{% url 'blog-entry-delete' %}">Delete this entry</a>
                {% endpif%}
        {% endpif %}



A list of extra default permission for all models. Django contribute ‘add’, ‘change’ and ‘delete’ permission for all models as default.

Default: ['view']


If this is True, then pif will be builtin templatetags which mean you don’t need to add {% load object_permission_tags %} before use pif tag.

Default: True


To enable autodiscover feature. object permission automatically search ‘ophandler’ (or OBJECT_PERMISSION_HANDLER_MODULE_NAME) module for each apps and load.

Default: True


Used for searching object permission handler module for each apps.

Default: 'ophandler'


If this is True then all deprecated feature is loaded. You should not turnd on this unless your project is too large to do refactaring because deprecated feature is no longer supported and limited.

will removed in version 0.5


set the name of function when object is saved for modify object permission for the object. the default value is modify_object_permission


set the name of function when object’s ManyToMany relation is updated for modify object permission for the object. the default value is modify_object_permission_m2m

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