Quick Start

Compatibility note

This package is intended to work with Python 3.5+ and Django 1.10+.

1. Install django-permissionsx package:

pip install django-permissionsx

2. Define permissions in a module of your choice:

from permissionsx.models import P
from permissionsx.models import Permissions

class ManagerPermissions(Permissions):

    rules = P(user__is_staff=True) & P(user__has_company_assigned=True)

3. Add permissions to your views, e.g.:

from permissionsx.contrib.django.views import PermissionsListView

from example.profiles.permissions import ManagerPermissions

class AuthenticatedListView(PermissionsListView):

    queryset = Item.objects.all()
    permissions = Permissions(

class ManagerListView(PermissionsListView):

    queryset = Item.objects.all()
    permissions = ManagerPermissions()

4. Don’t forget to add permissionsx to your INSTALLED_APPS:


5. Now add request context processor, so you can use permissions in your templates:


6. Apply permissions in templates if you need:

{% load permissionsx_tags %}
{% block content %}
{% permissions 'example.profiles.permissions.ManagerPermissions' as user_is_manager %}
<ul id="utility-navigation">
    {% if user_is_manager %}
        <a href="#">Publish article</a>
    {% endif %}
{% endblock content %}

7. That’s all!

User will be redirected to LOGIN_URL by default, if:

  • not logged in and tries to access AuthenticatedListView;
  • not a staff member, request.user.profile.is_manager is set to False and tries to access ManagerListView;
  • Publish article option will be displayed only if user meets ManagerPermissions conditions.