synopsis:Permissions Mixins to limit access and model instances in a view.


Django Extensions offers mixins for Class Based Views that make it easier to query and limit access to certain views.

Current Mixins

  • ModelUserFieldPermissionMixin - A Class Based View mixin that limits the accessibility to the view based on the “owner” of the view.

This will check if the currently logged in user (self.request.user) matches the owner of the model instance. By default, the “owner” will be called “user”.


from django.db import models
from django.conf import settings

class MyModel(models.Model):
   author = models.ForeignKey(settings.AUTH_USER_MODEL, on_delete = models.CASCADE)
   content = models.TextField()

from django.views.generic import UpdateView

from django_extensions.auth.mixins import ModelUserFieldPermissionMixin

from .models import MyModel

class MyModelUpdateView(ModelUserFieldPermissionMixin, UpdateView):
   model = MyModel
   template_name = 'mymodels/update.html'
   model_permission_user_field = 'author'