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Python Django ORM Same Old ORM Model Upgrades

Hasan Ahmad
Hasan Ahmad
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The User model

What is the User model for? I do not understand the purpose of it. Please explain to me what this model does.

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User model is used by Django admin backend. Can also be used in the front-end for authentication or you can extend to support additional functionalities (perhaps you want to store other user attributes like photo, height, weight, etc.).

The Django docs discusses it pretty comprehensively: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/2.0/topics/auth/customizing/

I have a Django app that extends the AUTH_USER_MODEL for leveraging social media accounts for trusted login to my app. It really can be quite useful to read up on what you can do with the User model - hopefully this helps a little bit - I'm sure I've only touched on a fraction of what you can do with it.