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A simple app that can be included in Django projects which hides app specific permissions from any type of User.

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Django Perm Filter

A simple app that can be included in Django projects which hides app specific permissions from any type of User. Easily add entire apps, specific permissions or models and it will take care of the rest. Non-destructive (Does not delete permissions).

For example, typically we have no reason, in any Django project, to expose the following permissions for Users or Groups:

App Model Permission
admin log entry Can view/add/change/delete log entry
auth permission Can view/add/change/delete permission
contenttypes content type Can view/add/change/delete content type
sessions session Can view/add/change/delete session


  • Hide all permissions for an App
  • Hide permissions using app and codename (more granular)
  • Hide models from the Django Admin


Django 3 or 4 Python 3


Install Django Perm Filter::

python3 -m pip install django-perm-filter

Add it to your INSTALLED_APPS at the bottom:



In your add a entry for PERM_FILTER:

    "HIDE_PERMS": [
        # Use app name only to hide all app related permissions
        # Use app.codename to get more granular


By default django_perm_filter will register a new UserAdmin and GroupAdmin which extend django.contrib.auth.admin.UserAdmin and django.contrib.auth.admin.GroupAdmin that simply adds permissions filtering. If you would like it to extend your own custom UserAdmin or GroupAdmin classes, then set the class path in the PERM_FILTER settings.

  "USER_ADMIN": "myapp.users.admin.UserAdmin",
  "GROUP_ADMIN": "myapp.users.admin.GroupAdmin",

Local Development

  1. make env
  2. make reqs
  3. make makemigrations
  4. make migrate
  5. make serve
  • Visit for the Django Admin
  • Visit for the API docs


Currently django_perm_filter has 73% test coverage.

  • Pytest: make pytest
  • Coverage: make coverage
    • Open Report: make open_coverage


All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on Keep a Changelog, and this project adheres to Semantic Versioning.

[0.2.3] - 2024-04-02

  • Update to use ruff and added more tests.

[0.2.2] - 2023-06-22

  • Update packaging method to use pyproject.toml.

[0.2.1] - 2022-09-19

  • Fixed issue if UserAdmin or GroupAdmin were already registered.

[0.2.0] - 2022-08-11

  • Merged HIDE_APPS and HIDE_PERMS to make more clear that we're hiding perms only.
  • Added ability to extend your own custom UserAdmin and GroupAdmin if need be.

[0.1.1] - 2022-04-19

  • Sorry, pushed copy/pasted changelog on first release!

[0.1.0] - 2022-04-19

  • First release on PyPI.

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