I've got a model defined in my Django app
foo which looks like this:
permissions = (
("view_bar", "Can view bars"),
manage.py syncdb on this, and sure enough, it shows up in the
41|Can view bars|12|view_bar
However, when I try adding that permission to a user object in a view, like so:
The code blows up with the following exception:
invalid literal for int() with base 10: 'foo.view_bar'
What's going on?
user_permissions.add is adding to a ManyToMany manager. So you need to add the actual Permission object itself:
from django.contrib.auth.models import Permission from django.contrib.contenttypes.models import ContentType content_type = ContentType.objects.get_for_model(Bar) permission = Permission.objects.get(content_type=content_type, codename='view_bar') request.user.user_permissions.add(permission)
Also, you may experience weirdness when you're testing because permissions are also cached for each user. You may want to delete the cache before you call
if hasattr(user, '_perm_cache'): delattr(user, '_perm_cache')
In general, you probably want to write a bunch of helper methods that take care of all of this stuff so you can give and revoke permissions easily programatically. How you do so would really depend on how you're using the permissions.