[Django]-Django : Can I use CreateView to create a User object where User is just Django's built in User model?


The problem is that you need to hash the password. Django stores a hash of the password [Django-doc]. If you make a custom user model, you should normally implement a UserManager [Django-doc] as well. This takes a password, and will hash it, for examply by calling a method .set_password(…) [Django-doc]. This method will then hash the password.

You thus can rewrite the form to save the user with:

class SignupForm(forms.ModelForm):
    class Meta:
        model = User
        fields = ['first_name', 'username', 'password']
        widgets = {
            'password': forms.PasswordInput()

    def save(self, commit=True):
        user = super().save(commit=False)
        if commit:
        return user

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