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Display django permissions in a tabular format that is user friendly, and highly customisable

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Display Django basic permissions (add, change & delete) in a tabular format that is user friendly, translatable and easy customized. If you have more customised permissions, the default FilteredSelectMultiple widget will also appear to handle those permissions.


  • Permissions are displayed in a active language with app and model verbose_name.
  • Any extra custom permissions are displayed in the default admin widget for permissions.
  • Customize which apps, models to show in the permissions table. You can also set a exclude function for high-end customization.
  • RTL ready, Bootstrap ready.
  • Easy customize-able look.
  • Tested on Django 1.8 & Django 1.9.
  • Works on Python 2 and Python 3.


You can install django-tabular-permissions via Pypi:

pip install django-tabular-permissions


Simply add “tabular_permissions” to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this:


then navigate to User and/or Group change form to see django-tabular-permissions in action.



Control which apps, models to show in the permissions table. By default tabular_permissions exclude contrib apps sessions , contenttypes and admin apps from showing their models in the permissions table. You can add (or override) those apps and/or specify models to exclude, like this:

    'app': [],
    'model': [],
    'function': 'tabular_permissions.helpers.TabularPermissionDefaultExcludeFunction',
                 # A dotted path to a class that implement ``__call__`` that takes model as an argument.
    'override': False # Set to True to override default behavior.

By default, just by including tabular_permissions in your installed_apps, the django.contrib.admin.UserAdmin (and GroupAdmin) are “patched” to include the tabular_permissions widget. If you have a custom UserAdmin, then set this option to False and make sure you either:

  1. Inherit from TabularPermissionsUserAdmin for User admin and from``TabularPermissionsGroupAdmin`` for group admin
  2. Inherit from UserTabularPermissionsAdminBase and GroupTabularPermissionsAdminBase before admin.ModelAdmin or UserAdmin/GroupAdmin,
  3. Set the user_permissions widget to tabular_permissions.widgets.TabularPermissionsWidget and remember to send a 3rd argument ‘permissions’ when in Group admin. See tabular_permissions.admin for information.

Default to ‘tabular_permissions/admin/tabular_permissions.html`. You can either extend or override this template for maximum control.

Enjoy and feel free to report any bugs or make pull requests.

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