restauth-manage is the Django script that usually ships with Django projects. Please see the official Django documentation for more information.

Name of restauth-manage

If you installed from source or with pip, the script is installed as If you installed RestAuth via your distributions package management system, the script is usually called restauth-manage.

Interesting restauth-manage commands

Several commands for restauth-manage are worth noting:


syncdb [--noinput]

The standard syncdb command. This command creates all database tables that don’t yet exist in the database you configured in


If you execute syncdb without the --noinput parameter, you will be asked if you want to create a user. This user is equivalent to service added with restauth-service, not a user added with restauth-user.


Used to bring the database schema to the newest state.


Open a database shell to the database you configured in Also see the official documentation.


Open a python shell (using ipython if available) with your settings preconfigured. Also see the official documentation.

Influential environment variables


The path to the Django settings module. If not set, RestAuth.settings is used, which should be fine in most cases. For more information, please read the Django documentation.


A semi-colon (‘;’) seperated list of additional directories to search for python modules. The RestAuth installation must be in the module search path for any commands to work. For more information, please read the official python documentation.

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