If a superuser does not exist on the migration, Django will create one.
I have a migration that creates a superuser if it does not exist. <code>def create_superuser(apps, schema_editor): User = apps.get_model('auth', 'User') if not User.objects.filter(username='admin').exists(): User.objects.create_superuser('admin', 'email@example.com', 'password') class Migration(migrations.Migration): dependencies = [ ('myapp', '0001_initial'), ] operations = [ migrations.RunPython(create_superuser), ] </code>
The first line creates a function that will create a superuser if one does not already exist.
The second line gets the User model from the ‘auth’ app.
The third line checks to see if a user with the username ‘admin’ exists. If not,
the fourth line creates a superuser with the username ‘admin’, email address ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’, and password ‘password’.
The fifth and sixth lines create a migration class and specify that it depends on the migration ‘0001_initial’ in the app ‘myapp’.
The seventh line specifies that the migration should run the function ‘create_superuser’.
What is a Superuser
A superuser is a user with administrative privileges on a Django site. They can do things like create and manage models, views, and applications.