This document is a collection of frequently asked questions about django-user-accounts.
What is the difference between django-user-accounts and django.contrib.auth?¶
django-user-accounts is designed to supplement
app provides improved views for log in, password reset, log out and adds
sign up functionality. We try not to duplicate code when Django provides a
good implementation. For example, we did not re-implement password reset, but
simply provide an improved view which calls into the secure Django password
django.contrib.auth is still providing many of supporting
elements such as
User model, default authentication backends, helper
functions and authorization.
django-user-accounts takes your Django project from having simple log in, log out and password reset to a full blown account management system that you will end up building anyways.
Why can email addresses get out of sync?¶
django-user-accounts stores email addresses in two locations. The default
User model contains an
EmailAddress model. This latter is provided to support multiple email
addresses per user.
If you use a custom user model you can prevent the double storage. This is because you can choose not to do any email address storage.
If you don’t use a custom user model then make sure you take extra precaution.
When editing email addresses either in the shell or admin make sure you update
in both places. Only the primary email address is stored on the