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Enhance the django user admin with enforced unique emails, better filters and list items, and user profiles editable inline.
from django.contrib import admin
from django.contrib.auth.models import User
from django.contrib.auth.admin import UserAdmin
from django.forms.models import inlineformset_factory
from django import forms
from django.contrib.auth.forms import UserCreationForm, UserChangeForm
def upgrade_user_admin(UserProfile=None, unique_email=False,
"""This helper function enhances the built in auth.user admin as follows:
- If given a UserProfile class, allow it to be edited inline in the
user admin.
- Add "make active" and "make inactive" actions to the actions dropdown
- Alters list_display if provided
- Add date joined and last login filters
- Add the email field to the first step when creating a user
- Optionally enforce unique emails at the form level
from upgrade_user_admin import upgrade_user_admin
from myapp.models import MyUserProfile
UserProfile=MyUserProfile, unique_email=True,
list_display=['email', 'first_name', 'last_name'])
if UserProfile:
class UserProfileFormSet(inlineformset_factory(User, UserProfile)):
def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
super(UserProfileFormSet, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
self.can_delete = False
# Allow user profiles to be edited inline with User
class UserProfileInline(admin.StackedInline):
model = UserProfile
fk_name = 'user'
max_num = 1
extra = 0
formset = UserProfileFormSet
# use these form classes to enforce unique emails, if required
class UniqueEmailForm:
def clean_email(self):
qs = User.objects.filter(email=self.cleaned_data['email'])
if self.instance:
qs = qs.exclude(
if qs.count():
raise forms.ValidationError(
'That email address is already in use')
return self.cleaned_data['email']
class MyUserChangeForm(UniqueEmailForm, UserChangeForm):
email = forms.EmailField(required=True)
class MyUserCreationForm(UniqueEmailForm, UserCreationForm):
email = forms.EmailField(required=True)
class MyUserAdmin(UserAdmin):
# add the email field in to the initial add_user form
add_fieldsets = (
(None, {
'classes': ('wide',),
'fields': ('username', 'email', 'password1', 'password2')
inlines = [UserProfileInline, ] if UserProfile else []
actions = ['make_active', 'make_inactive']
list_filter = ['is_active', 'is_staff', 'is_superuser', 'date_joined',
form = MyUserChangeForm if unique_email else UserChangeForm
add_form = MyUserCreationForm if unique_email else UserCreationForm
def make_active(self, request, queryset):
rows_updated = queryset.update(is_active=True)
if rows_updated == 1:
message_bit = "1 person was"
message_bit = "%s people were" % rows_updated
request, "%s successfully made active." % message_bit)
def make_inactive(self, request, queryset):
rows_updated = queryset.update(is_active=False)
if rows_updated == 1:
message_bit = "1 person was"
message_bit = "%s people were" % rows_updated
request, "%s successfully made inactive." % message_bit)
if list_display:
MyUserAdmin.list_display = list_display
# Re-register UserAdmin with custom options, MyUserAdmin)
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