I know this question has been asked hundreds of times, but most of them contain -accepted- answers that are not valid anymore. Some of them are for Django 1.5, some of them are even older.
So I'm looking for an up-to-date answer. The question that most resembles my problem is this one.
I'm using the
First req for extending the user model: you have to start with a clean django project that you have not called the: "python manage.py migrate" command on.
This is because if you did migrated in the past, the un-extanded user model is already created an django doesn't know how to change it.
Now, to choose another user model the first thing you have to do is on your settings.py:
AUTH_USER_MODEL = 'APPNAME.Account'
It is recommended to create a new app to handle the user model. be aware not to call the app "account", as it collides with the already existing user model.
I created An app called accountb. on the models:
from django.db import models from django.contrib.auth.models import UserManager from django.contrib.auth.models import AbstractUser class AccountManager(UserManager): def create_user(self, email, password=None, **kwargs): if not email: raise ValueError('Users must have a valid email address.') if not kwargs.get('username'): raise ValueError('Users must have a valid username.') account = self.model( email=self.normalize_email(email), username=kwargs.get('username'), year_of_birth = kwargs.get('year_of_birth'), #MODEL = kwargs.get('MODEL_NAME'), ) account.set_password(password) account.save() return account def create_superuser(self, email, password, **kwargs): account = self.create_user(email, password, **kwargs) account.is_staff = True account.is_superuser = True account.save() return account class Account(AbstractUser): email = models.EmailField(unique=True) #ADD YOUR MODELS HERE objects = AccountManager() def __str__(self): return self.email
Also, dont forget to register it on admin.py:
from django.contrib import admin from django.contrib.auth.admin import UserAdmin from .models import Account @admin.register(Account) class UserAdmin(UserAdmin): pass