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superuser only decorator

Author:
jedie
Posted:
June 18, 2009
Language:
Python
Version:
1.0
Tags:
decorator
Score:
3 (after 3 ratings)

Limit a view to superuser only. raise PermissionDenied.

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#put it to your app/shared/decorators.py and than import when required

from django.core.exceptions import PermissionDenied

def superuser_only(function):
    """
    Limit view to superusers only.
    
    Usage:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    @superuser_only
    def my_view(request):
        ...
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    or in urls:
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    urlpatterns = patterns('',
        (r'^foobar/(.*)', is_staff(my_view)),
    )
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------    
    """
    def _inner(request, *args, **kwargs):
        if not request.user.is_superuser:
            raise PermissionDenied           
        return function(request, *args, **kwargs)
    return _inner

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