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cuser will bring you Current user of your django application from anywehere in your code. I know, sounds fantastic ;)
django-cuser is also avilable at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/django-cuser So it can be install it by pip or easy_install:
$ python pip install django-cuser
Or you can grab the latest version tarball:
$ python setup.py install
To enable django-cuser in your project
- Add cuser to INSTALLED_APPS in your settings.py
- Add cuser.middleware.CuserMiddleware to MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES after the authentication and session middleware.
To set/get the user info, there is the following API:
from cuser.middleware import CuserMiddleware
Set the current user for this thread. Accepts user objects and login names:
Get the current user or None:
user = CuserMiddleware.get_user()
This will return some_user if there is no current user:
user = CuserMiddleware.get_user(some_user)
Forget the current user. It is always safe to call this, even if there is no urrent user:
The middleware automatically sets/deletes the current user for HTTP requests. For other uses (management commands, scripts), you will need to do this yourself.
cuser also provides a CurrentUserField, which can be used for auditing purposes. Use it as follows:
from cuser.fields import CurrentUserField
class MyModel(models.Model): .... creator = CurrentUserField(add_only=True, related_name="created_mymodels") last_editor = CurrentUserField(related_name="last_edited_mymodels") ...
This field is a ForeignKey to the django.contrib.auth.models.User model and you can treat it as such.