How to retrieve all permissions of a specific model in django?

By default each django model has 3 permissions (add, change, delete). In a model I can define my custom permission to adds more.

class Company(models.Model):
    owner = models.ForeignKey(User)
    name = models.CharField(max_length=64, unique=True)
    description = models.TextField(max_length=512)
    created_on = models.DateTimeField(

    class Meta:
        permissions = (
            ("erp_view_company", "Can see the company information"),
            ("erp_edit_company", "Can edit the company information"),
            ("erp_delete_company", "Can delete the company"),

When you migrate, these permissions are automatically created at DB level. How can you retrieve all the permissions from a model?

# retrieves the permissions
permissions = Permission.objects.filter(get_all_permissions_of_model_Company)
# adds permissions to group
group = Group.objects.create(name='foo', permissions=permissions)
# adds user to group


  • I would suggest you something like this:

    all_permissions = Permission.objects.filter(content_type__app_label='app label', content_type__model='lower case model name')

    Retrieving model's app_label:


    Retrieving model's lower case name:


    Also, you can retrieve a ContentType instance representing a model:


    Since ContentType uses a cache, it is quite acceptable. Thus, there is another way to achieve what you need:

    content_type = ContentType.objects.get_for_model(Company)
    all_permissions = Permission.objects.filter(content_type=content_type)