I am currently doing a really clumsy loop over all the objects but that is going to get slow:
videos = Video.objects.all()
video_list = 
for video in videos:
checker = ObjectPermissionChecker(request.user)
if checker.has_perm('view_video', video):
I figure there must be a way of just getting all the objects for which this user has permissions.
a few days ago there were update with new shortcut function called "get_objects_for_user". If you use older version of guardian and cannot update, you can simply copy codes from there.
from guardian.shortcuts import get_objects_for_user ... videos = get_objects_for_user(request.user, "view_video", Video.objects.all())
It always do 3 queries. If you specify "use_groups" parameter to False, then 2 queries are performed however returned queryset wouldn't contain objects for which users' groups have permissions. You may also specify list of codenames, rather than single permission if needed. Read more here.
You know that you are creating a new instance of
ObjectPermissionChecker in each loop while you don't have to do that , and i will suggest to do something like this which can be more syntactically sugar and maybe can give you more speed
checker = ObjectPermissionChecker(request.user) videos = Video.objects.all() video_list = [video for video in videos if checker.has_perm('view_video', video)]
For your question you can use django-object-permissions look here for more detail about how to use.
If you want to speed up drastically why not jus ask the database to pull only the objects you're interested in,
content_type = ContentType.objects.get_for_model(Video) perm = Permissions.objects.get(codename='view_video'.split('.')[-1]) objs = set( UserObjectPermissions.objects.filter(user=user, permission=perm, content_type=content_type) ) # and if you want to include groups objs.update( set( GroupObjectPermissions.objects.filter(group__user=user, permission=perm, content_type=content_type) ) )
This should get you all user objects which the user has permission to through both their user and group.