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Class based Django permissions for Django models.

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Simple class based permissions.


  1. Install using pip:

    pip install django-perm

  2. In

    # Add to INSTALLED_APPS ‘perm’,

    # Add to AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS ‘perm.backends.ModelPermissionBackend’,

  3. In your main, at the end add:

    # Load django-perm urlpatterns += patterns(‘’, url(‘^/perm/’, include(‘perm.urls’)))


In your Django app, create a file Its content might look like this:

from perm.decorators import permissions_for from perm.permissions import ModelPermissions

from .models import Foo

@permissions_for(Foo) class ProjectPermissions(FooPermissions):

def has_perm_wiggle(self):

# Let’s ask the Foo object return self.obj.user_can_wiggle(self.user)

def get_perm_change_queryset(self):

# Foo objects can be changed by their owners return Foo.objects.filter(user=self.user)


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Bugs and requests

If you have found a bug or a request for additional functionality, please use the issue tracker on GitHub.


django-perm is written by Dylan Verheul (


You can use this under Apache 2.0. See LICENSE file for details.

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