Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Django admin staff authentication on your webapp views

Lets say you have certain views you want to control the access and should be only accessible by staff members.

Its two lines of code change and you are done. 

from django.contrib.admin.views.decorators import staff_member_required

in your module’s

def staffdashboard(request):
            return render_to_response(‘dashboard.html',context_instance=RequestContext(request))

When user tries to access the view, it will check if user is authorized staff member. If not it will prompt for admin login screen.