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A simple Django app that will give you a UserForeignKey model field.

Project Description

Django UserForeignKey is a simple Django app (supporting Django 1.8 and 1.9) 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 (Python 2.7, Python 3.3+) and Django 1.9 (Python 2.7, Python 3.4+) are supported.

Quick start

  1. Download and install using pip:
pip install django-userforeignkey
  1. Add django_userforeignkey to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this:
  1. Add django_userforeignkey.middleware.UserForeignKeyMiddleware to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES settings like this:

Make sure to insert the UserForeignKeyMiddleware middleware after AuthenticationMiddleware.

Example usage

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 element (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.

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