django-guardian is an implementation of object permissions for Django providing an extra authentication backend.


  • Object permissions for Django
  • AnonymousUser support
  • High level API
  • Heavily tested
  • Django’s admin integration
  • Decorators


Source and issue tracker

Sources are available at issue-tracker. You may also file a bug there.

Alternate projects

Django still only has the foundation for object permissions [1] and django-guardian makes use of new facilities and it is based on them. There are some other pluggable applications which do NOT require Django version 1.2+. For instance, django-authority or django-permissions are great options available.

[1]See https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/stable/topics/auth/customizing/#handling-object-permissions for more detail.