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How to create user from Django shell

  • Last Updated : 14 Sep, 2021

Let’s look at how to create a user for Django using Django’s interactive shell? Make sure you have the virtual environment activated, and you are within the folder that has the file. 

Note: Refer to the article How to Create a Basic Project using MVT in Django? to understand how to create a project in Django.

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Let’s launch Django’s interactive shell using the below command

python shell

You will get a similar output as mentioned below

Now enter the following code in the shell to create a user for Django.


from django.contrib.auth.models import User
user = User.objects.create_user('sonu','','sn@pswrd')

Let’s check our new user using superuser credentials. You can follow How to create superuser in Django? to create a superuser. Let’s start the server and log in using the admin URL (make sure path(‘admin/’,, is mentioned in the URL patterns).

Sharing the screenshot below

You can check the newly added user details under the Users section. 

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