Django auth.User.groups: (fields.E304) Reverse accessor for User.groups clashes with reverse

Brief description of the problem

In django, when creating a new User class and inheriting from the AbstractUser class, the following error occurs.
ERRORS: auth.User.groups: (fields.E304) Reverse accessor for 'User.groups' clashes with reverse accessor for 'User.groups'.
HINT: Add or change a related_name argument to the definition for 'User.groups' or 'User.groups'.

from django.db import models
from ..db.base_model import BaseModel
from django.contrib.auth.models import AbstractUser

# Create your models here.
class User(AbstractUser, BaseModel):
    '''User Model Class'''

    class Meta:
        db_table = 'df_user'
        verbose_name = 'User'
        verbose_name_plural = 'User'

Cause of error

This is because the new user class conflicts with Django’s own user class


Add a line of configuration in the global setting file and use the custom model class:

AUTH_USER_MODEL = 'user.User'  #  where user is the app name and User is the model class name

Similar Posts: