django-author is a Django app used for updating author and updated_by fields automatically with request.user when the model has created/changed.
Also if you are too lazy to write author = models.ForeignKey(User, _('author'), related_name ...) to every model, just add @with_author decorator to the top of class makes you happy.
This library is on PyPI so you can install it with:
pip install django-author
or from github:
pip install git+https://github.com/lambdalisue/django-author.git
1. Add 'author' to your INSTALLED_APPS on settings.py
2. Add 'author.middlewares.AuthorDefaultBackendMiddleware' to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES if you use default author backend
3. Add author and updated_by field to models which you want to have author and updated_by fields manually or use @with_author decorator like below:
from django.db import models
from author.decorators import with_author
title = models.CharField('title', max_length=50)
body = models.TextField('body')
4. Done. Now you have automatically updated author and updated_by fields
If you are in truble, see author_test directory for usage sample.
Class or string path of backend. the backend is used to determine user when object is created/updated.
A name of field. the setting also interfer the name of field created by @with_author decorator. default is 'author'
A name of field. the setting also interfer the name of field created by @with_author decorator. default is 'updated_by'
Do not update author or updated_by field when detected user is None. default is True
Check signals for only these models. default is None
Do not check signals for these models. default is ['auth.user', 'auth.group', 'auth.permission', 'contenttype.contenttype']
The default backend use thread_locals storategy to get current request in signal call.
If you want to change the strategy or whatever, create your own backend.
A backend is a class which have get_user method to determine current user.
Default backend. This backend return None when no request found or AnonymousUser create/update object.
System user backend. This backend return system user when no request found or AnonymousUser create/update object.
system user is determined with get_system_user method and default is User.objects.get(pk=1)