A simple Django app that will give you a UserForeignKey model field.
Django UserForeignKey is a simple Django app (supporting Django 1.8 up to Django 2.0) that will give you a UserForeignKey model field. This field extends a regular ForeignKey model field, and has the option to automatically set the currently logged in user on insert and/or update.
Currently, Django 1.8, 1.11 (Python 2.7, Python 3.4+) and Django 2.0 (Python 3.4+) are supported.
Note: Django 1.9 and 1.10 should work too, but both versions are insecure and deprecated. Consider upgrading to a newer Django Version!
- Download and install using
- either from PyPi
pip install django-userforeignkey
- or directly from this git repo if you prefer the development version from the master branch
pip install git+https://github.com/beachmachine/django-userforeignkey.git
- Add django_userforeignkey to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this:
INSTALLED_APPS = [ ... 'django_userforeignkey', ]
- Add django_userforeignkey.middleware.UserForeignKeyMiddleware to your MIDDLEWARE settings like this:
MIDDLEWARE = ( ... 'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware', ... 'django_userforeignkey.middleware.UserForeignKeyMiddleware', )
or if you are still using the an older Django version (e.g., Django 1.8) with MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES:
MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = ( ... 'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware', ... 'django_userforeignkey.middleware.UserForeignKeyMiddleware', )
Make sure to insert the UserForeignKeyMiddleware middleware after AuthenticationMiddleware.
Just add UserForeignKey to your model like you would with any other foreign key.
from django.db import models from django_userforeignkey.models.fields import UserForeignKey class MyModel(models.Model): my_data = models.CharField(max_length=64, verbose_name="Very important data that are somehow related to a user") user = UserForeignKey(auto_user_add=True, verbose_name="The user that is automatically assigned", related_name="mymodels")
- The UserForeignKey behaves just like a normal foreign key to the user model (using settings.AUTH_USER_MODEL), and thus also has properties such as related_name.
- However, whenever an object is created by calling an authenticated view (admin, REST API, …) which contains a request.user object, the request.user object is automatically associated.
The configuration options are similar to Djangos DateField
- auto_user Automatically sets the current user everytime the object is saved (e.g., created or updated). This is useful for last modified by information
- auto_user_add Automatically sets the current user when the object is first created. This is useful for created by information
- Tested for Django 2.0 support
- Updated test app for Django 2.0 support
- Updated tox and travis for automated tests with Django 2.0
- Behaviour change: Prior to 0.2.0 the UserForeignKey field had editable set to False only if auto_user == True. Since 0.2.0 editable is set to False if auto_user == True or auto_user_add == True
- Initial Release on PyPi
Development and Tests
git clone --recursive https://github.com/beachmachine/django-userforeignkey cd django-userforeignkey virtualenv -p python2 venv # or virtualenv -p python3 source venv/bin/activate python setup.py install pip install Django cd tests/user_foreign_key_testapp python manage.py test
You can also use
tox for testing, as it will test against several Django and Python versions automatically. See tox.ini for details.