Your auth project is just a regular Django project - you can add in other Django apps as desired. Most come with dedicated setup guides, but here is the general procedure:
python manage.py migrate
python manage.py collectstatic --noinput
restart AA with
supervisorctl restart myauth:
The following instructions will explain how you can remove an app properly fom your Alliance Auth installation.
We recommend following these instructions to avoid dangling foreign keys or orphaned Python packages on your system, which might cause conflicts with other apps down the road.
Step 1 - Removing database tables
First, we want to remove the app related tables from the database.
Automatic table removal
Let’s first try the automatic approach by running the following command:
python manage.py migrate appname zero
If that worked you’ll get a confirmation message.
If that did not work and you got error messages, you will need to remove the tables manually. This is pretty common btw, because many apps use sophisticated table setups, which can not be removed automatically by Django.
Manual table removal
First, tell Django that these migrations are no longer in effect (note the additional
python manage.py migrate appname zero --fake
Then, open the mysql tool and connect to your Alliance Auth database:
sudo mysql -u root
Next disable foreign key check. This makes it much easier to drop tables in any order.
Then get a list of all tables. All tables belonging to the app in question will start with
Now, drop the tables from the app one by one like so:
drop table appname_model_1;
drop table appname_model_2;
And finally, but very importantly, re-enable foreign key checks again and then exit:
Step 2 - Remove the app from Alliance Auth
Once the tables have been removed, you you can remove the app from Alliance Auth. This is done by removing the applabel from the
INSTALLED_APPS list in your local settings file.
Step 3 - Remove the Python package
Finally, we want to remove the app’s Python package. For that run the following command:
pip uninstall app-package-name
Congrats, you have now removed this app from your Alliance Auth installation.
Mature Alliance Auth installations, or those with actively developed extensions may find themselves with stale or duplicated Permission models.
This can make it confusing for admins to apply the right permissions, contribute to larger queries in backend management or simply look unsightly.
python manage.py remove_stale_contenttypes --include-stale-apps
This inbuilt Django command will step through each contenttype and offer to delete it, displaying what exactly this will cascade to delete. Pay attention and ensure you understand exactly what is being removed before answering
This should only cleanup uninstalled apps, deprecated permissions within apps should be cleaned up using Data Migrations by each responsible application.