Delete superuser in django

Created at 31-May-2023 , By samar

Deleting a superuser in Django involves accessing the Django shell and using Python code to delete the superuser.

PS E:\laragon\www\playground\djangolearn> python shell
Python 3.10.6 (tags/v3.10.6:9c7b4bd, Aug  1 2022, 21:53:49) [MSC v.1932 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from django.contrib.auth.models import User
>>> superuser = User.objects.get(username='samar')
>>> superuser.delete()
(5, {'admin.LogEntry': 4, 'auth.User': 1})

Here is step by step guide to delete the superuser from django application.

1 Open a Python shell by running the following command in your terminal

python shell

2 Once you are in the Python shell, import the User model

from django.contrib.auth.models import User

3 Find the superuser you want to delete by querying the User model

superuser = User.objects.get(username='<username>')

Replace with the actual username of the superuser you want to delete.

4 Delete the superuser


Please note that this method will directly delete the superuser from the database without any confirmation prompt. Make sure to double-check the username before running the delete command.

After deleting the superuser, you may need to create a new superuser using the createsuperuser command if you still need administrative access to the Django admin.

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