Creating and Managing Django Superusers


A superuser in Django is a user account with administrative privileges. Superusers have access to the Django admin interface and can perform tasks like managing users, groups, and other administrative actions. In this guide, we'll explore how to create and manage Django superusers, complete with sample code.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • Django Project: You should have a Django project set up. If not, refer to the guide on creating your first Django project.

Step 1: Create a Superuser

To create a superuser, you can use Django's command-line utility to interactively provide the required information, including username, email address, and password.

Sample Code

Use the following command to create a superuser:

python createsuperuser

Step 2: Enter Superuser Details

When you run the

command, you will be prompted to enter the superuser's details. Provide the requested information, including the username, email address, and password.

Step 3: Access the Django Admin Interface

After creating a superuser, you can access the Django admin interface using a web browser. Log in with the superuser credentials you just created.

Step 4: Manage Users and More

Once logged in as a superuser in the Django admin interface, you can perform various administrative tasks. You can manage users, groups, permissions, and other settings.

Managing Users Example

Here's an example of managing users in the Django admin interface:

1. Log in as a superuser.
2. Go to the "Users" section.
3. Click "Add user" to create new users.
4. Edit or delete existing users as needed.


Creating and managing Django superusers is an essential aspect of administering a Django project. Superusers have access to the powerful Django admin interface, allowing them to maintain user accounts and perform other administrative functions.