I am creating a new User model for my Django project. I have been many people calling their custom user model, XXXUser and custom user manager, XXXUserManager.
I was wondering if there is a reason for this. Can you just create a custom user and still call it User? Does this create conflicts in the code?
Basically you can. But for readability purposes it's better to do it
XxxUser, if you see
XxxUser you are instantly understand that this is custom one. And you need to keep in mind that you should replace some code that is common for base usage.
Such as(should be replaces)
from django.contrib.auth.models import User
from django.contrib.auth import get_user_model User = get_user_model()
And if you reference to
User model in your models.py you need to
from django.conf import settings class SomeModel(models.Model): field = models.RetationField(settings.AUTH_USER_MODEL)
Also do not forget to set your
settings.AUTH_USER_MODEL that references to your custom one