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[1.5.x] Fixed #20646 -- Clarified the use of AbstractBaseUser.REQUIRE…

…D_FIELDS

Thanks craigbruce.

Backport of db3de52 from master
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@@ -502,13 +502,15 @@ password resets. You must then provide some key implementation details:
.. attribute:: REQUIRED_FIELDS
- A list of the field names that *must* be provided when creating a user
- via the :djadmin:`createsuperuser` management command. The user will be
- prompted to supply a value for each of these fields. It should include
- any field for which :attr:`~django.db.models.Field.blank` is ``False``
- or undefined, but may include additional fields you want prompted for
- when a user is created interactively. However, it will not work for
- :class:`~django.db.models.ForeignKey` fields.
+ A list of the field names that will be prompted for when creating a
+ user via the :djadmin:`createsuperuser` management command. The user
+ will be prompted to supply a value for each of these fields. It must
+ include any field for which :attr:`~django.db.models.Field.blank` is
+ ``False`` or undefined and may include additional fields you want
+ prompted for when a user is created interactively. However, it will not
+ work for :class:`~django.db.models.ForeignKey` fields.
+ ``REQUIRED_FIELDS`` has no effect in other parts of Django, like
+ creating a user in the admin.
For example, here is the partial definition for a ``User`` model that
defines two required fields - a date of birth and height::
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