User Management

Often it makes sense to work with several people with several accounts on one project. You can add new users in the User menu in the admin:


If you leave the Receive new comment emails checkbox checked the user will get emails on new comments and will be able to publish them. After clicking save be sure to activate Staff status on the following Change User form so that the user is able to log into the admin.

Management of user rights is a bit tricky. Since everything in DPP is so interconnected if you just grant some single user permissions to a user it is easy to miss some dependent item prevent the user from finishing a desired task because he/she has not the necessary user rights. For that reason it may be easier choosing all user rights in the first place and then explicitly removing the ones you don’t want to grant, e.g. the right to add/edit/delete documents:


Backing up the Database

When backing up the database of a DPP installation, it works best to use the -n option for saving content type and some ohter references as natural keys and at the same time ommit backing up the contenttypes app and the auth.Permission model. This makes it easier to recover an installation after DB data loss, since Django is automatically generating the content type objects (used in DPP for comments) which could lead to problems with IDs if not using natural keys:

python dumpdata -n -e contenttypes -e auth.Permission > dpp_dump.json

When loading the data from a generated dump it is important to comment out the post_save signals from the file, otherwise an error will occur:

python loaddata dpp_dump.json