How to create a user in Django?


Question

I'm trying to create a new User in a Django project by the following code, but the highlighted line fires an exception.

def createUser(request):
    userName = request.REQUEST.get('username', None)
    userPass = request.REQUEST.get('password', None)
    userMail = request.REQUEST.get('email', None)

    # TODO: check if already existed

    **user = User.objects.create_user(userName, userMail, userPass)**
    user.save()

    return render_to_response('home.html', context_instance=RequestContext(request))

Any help?

1
65
6/13/2016 5:06:39 PM

Accepted Answer

The correct way to create a user in Django is to use the create_user function. This will handle the hashing of the password, etc..

from django.contrib.auth.models import User
user = User.objects.create_user(username='john',
                                 email='jlennon@beatles.com',
                                 password='glass onion')
149
3/26/2015 10:50:11 AM

Have you confirmed that you are passing actual values and not None?

from django.shortcuts import render

def createUser(request):
    userName = request.REQUEST.get('username', None)
    userPass = request.REQUEST.get('password', None)
    userMail = request.REQUEST.get('email', None)

    # TODO: check if already existed
    if userName and userPass and userMail:
       u,created = User.objects.get_or_create(userName, userMail)
       if created:
          # user was created
          # set the password here
       else:
          # user was retrieved
    else:
       # request was empty

    return render(request,'home.html')

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