I created a custom group in Django's admin site.
In my code, I want to check if a user is in this group. How do I do that?
You can access the groups simply through the
groups attribute on
from django.contrib.auth.models import User, Group group = Group(name = "Editor") group.save() # save this new group for this example user = User.objects.get(pk = 1) # assuming, there is one initial user user.groups.add(group) # user is now in the "Editor" group
Alternatively, and more directly, you can check if a a user is in a group by:
if django_user.groups.filter(name = groupname).exists(): ...
groupname can also be the actual Django Group object.
Your User object is linked to the Group object through a ManyToMany relationship.
You can thereby apply the filter method to user.groups.
So, to check if a given User is in a certain group ("Member" for the example), just do this :
def is_member(user): return user.groups.filter(name='Member').exists()
If you want to check if a given user belongs to more than one given groups, use the __in operator like so :
def is_in_multiple_groups(user): return user.groups.filter(name__in=['group1', 'group2']).exists()
Note that those functions can be used with the @user_passes_test decorator to manage access to your views :
from django.contrib.auth.decorators import login_required, user_passes_test @login_required @user_passes_test(is_member) # or @user_passes_test(is_in_multiple_groups) def myview(request): # Do your processing
Hope this help