User groups and group permissions in newforms adminAug 06, 2008 Django Tweet
If you follow strictly Brian Rosner's screencast on converting to newforms-admin, you'll find you suddenly end up with an admin site that takes away User and Group (permissions) editing options.
That's no slight against Brian, believe me - it's a great screencast, and I wouldn't have been able to convert my own project so quickly without his help.
But I do still need to be able to edit User accounts and Group permissions from the admin.
So after a little trial and error, I was able to discover what to do differently:
In your project-level urls.py, leave in both of these things:
(If you remove 'admin.autodiscover()', you'll probably be greeted with the message "You don't have permission to edit anything" on your admin page.)
Be sure to include this in your urlpatterns:
In your project-level admin.py, import a few extra models:
User and Group should be the only models you need for managing user/group permissions, but it's probably worthwhile to poke around in the framework source (django/contrib/auth/models.py) for details.
In the same project-level admin.py, where you're probably already registering your applications' model and admin classes, go ahead and register those two models like so:
from django.contrib.auth.models import User, Group
There's no need to pass an admin class, Django knows what to do with those models.
And that's it - you should now have User and Group in your admin, along with whatever other models/admins you've defined for your project.