Can I change the USERNAME_FIELD in Django 1.5 without creating a custom user?
|March 27, 2013||Posted by forumadmin under TechQns||
I am trying to use the email field in the default Django user model as the username. I am using Django 1.5 and I saw that the default user has a
In my project, I would like to set the following
USERNAME_FIELD = 'email' as a default in the user model.
This small but fundamental tweak is the only thing I would like to change in the user model. I was wondering if there is a way of changing the
USERNAME_FIELD without having to subclass the AbstractUser. I saw in this question that you can subclass the
AbstractUser and write a custom manager for it.
So I was wondering if there is a simpler way of changing that property?
And if not, what would be the minimal way of extending the
AbstractUser to use the email field as username?
|Asked By – yellowcap||Read Answers|