Chris Clouten Chris Clouten - 3 months ago 26
Python Question

Django -- Conditional Login Redirect

I am working on a Django application that will have two types of users: Admins and Users. Both are groups in my project, and depending on which group the individual logging in belongs to I'd like to redirect them to separate pages. Right now I have this in my settings.py

LOGIN_REDIRECT_URL = 'admin_list'


This redirects all users who sign in to 'admin_list', but the view is only accessible to members of the Admins group -- otherwise it returns a 403. As for the login view itself, I'm just using the one Django provides. I've added this to my main urls.py file to use these views:

url(r'^accounts/', include('django.contrib.auth.urls')),


How can I make this so that only members of the Admins group are redirect to this view, and everyone else is redirected to a different view?

Answer

Create a separate view that redirects user's based on whether they are in the admin group.

from django.shortcuts import redirect

def login_success(request):
    """
    Redirects users based on whether they are in the admins group
    """
    if request.user.groups.filter(name="admins").exists():
        # user is an admin
        return redirect("admin_list")
    else:
        return redirect("other_view")

Add the view to your urls.py,

url(r'login_success/$', views.login_success, name='login_success')

then use it for your LOGIN_REDIRECT_VIEW setting.

LOGIN_REDIRECT_VIEW = 'login_success'