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django-authority 0.11

A Django app that provides generic per-object-permissions for Django's auth app.


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This is a Django app for per-object-permissions that includes a bunch of
helpers to create custom permission checks.

The main website for django-authority is
``_. You can also install the
`in-development version`_ of django-authority with
``pip install django-authority==dev`` or ``easy_install django-authority==dev``.

.. _``:
.. _in-development version:


To get the example project running do:

- Bootstrap the environment by running in a virtualenv::

pip install Django
pip install -e .

- Sync the database::

python example/ migrate

- Run the development server and visit the admin at

python example/ runserver

Now create a flatage and open it to see some of the templatetags in action.
Don't hesitate to use the admin to edit the permission objects.

Please use for issues and bug reports.


The documenation is currently in development. You can create a nice looking
html version using the

python build_sphinx


0.11 (2016-07-17):

* Added Migration in order to support Django 1.8

* Dropped Support for Django 1.7 and lower

* Remove SQL Migration Files

* Documentation Updates

* Fix linter issues

0.10 (2015-12-14):

* Fixed a bug with BasePermissionForm and django 1.8

0.9 (2015-11-11):

* Added support for Django 1.7 and 1.8

* Dropped support for Django 1.3

0.8 (2013-12-20):

* Added support for Django 1.6

0.7 (2013-07-03):

* No longer doing dependent sub-queries. It will be faster to do two small
queries instead of one with a dependent sub-query in the general case.

0.6 (2013-06-13):

* Added support for custom user models (Django 1.5 only).

0.5 (2013-03-18):

* It is now possible to minimize the number of queries when using
django-authority by caching the results of the Permission query. This can be
done by adding ``AUTHORITY_USE_SMART_CACHE = True`` to your
* Confirmed support (via travis ci) for all combinations of Python 2.6,
Python2.7 and Django 1.3, Django 1.4, Django 1.5. Added Python 3.3 support
for Django 1.5

0.4 (2010-01-15):

* Fixed an issue with the UserPermissionForm not being able to override the
widget of the user field.

* Added ability to override form class in ``add_permission`` view.

* Added easy way to assign permissions via a permission instance, e.g.::

from django.contrib.auth.models import User
from mysite.articles.permissions import ArticlePermission

bob = User.objects.get(username='bob')
article_permission = ArticlePermission(bob)

0.3 (2009-07-28):

* This version adds multiple fields to the Permission model and is
therefore a **backwards incompatible** update.

This was required to add a feature that allows users to request,
withdraw, deny and approve permissions. Request and approval date
are now saved, as well as an ``approved`` property. An admin action has
been added for bulk approval.

To migrate your existing data you can use the SQL files included in
the source (`migrations/`_), currently available for MySQL, Postgres
and SQLite.

* The templatetags have also been refactored to be easier to customize
which required a change in the template tag signature:


{% permission_form flatpage %}
{% permission_form flatpage "flatpage_permission.top_secret" %}


{% permission_form for flatpage %}
{% permission_form for flatpage using "flatpage_permission.top_secret" %}
{% permission_form for OBJ using PERMISSION_LABEL.CHECK_NAME [with TEMPLATE] %}

New templatetags:

* ``permission_request_form``
* ``get_permission_request``
* ``get_permission_requests``
* ``permission_request_approve_link``
* ``permission_request_delete_link``
* ``request_url_for_obj``

* The ``add_permission`` view is now accessible with GET requests and
allows to request permissions, but also add them (only for users with
the 'authority.add_permission' Django permission).

.. _`migrations/`:  
File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
django-authority-0.11.tar.gz (md5) Source 2016-07-16 36KB
django_authority-0.11-py3-none-any.whl (md5) Python Wheel py3 2016-07-16 39KB