Step-by-step guide to some different you might want to do with Pegasus.

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Use the Django Admin UI#

Pegasus ships with a simple script to promote any user to a superuser who can access the Django admin.

After going through the sign up flow, to convert your newly-created user into an admin, run the following command, being sure to replace the email address with the one you used to sign up:


docker-compose exec web python ./ promote_user_to_superuser


python ./ promote_user_to_superuser

Now you should be able to access the django admin at http://localhost:8000/admin

Delete Pegasus Examples#

On versions 2023.2 and later, you can remove the Pegasus examples by updating your build configuration and re-downloading (or upgrading) your codebase.

For earlier versions you can use the following instructions:

Remove the navigation elements#

To hide the examples, remove the link from apps/web/templates/web/components/top_nav.html linking to the Examples Gallery.

The exact code will depend on your selected CSS framework/theme, but will look something like this:

<li class="nav-item">
  <a class="nav-link {% if '/pegasus/' in request.path %}active{% endif %}" href="{% url 'pegasus_examples:examples_home' %}">
    {% translate "Examples Gallery" %}

Note that hiding the navigation won’t remove the examples. Your users could still find them by navigating to the /pegasus/ endpoint in a browser.

To remove the examples entirely, take the following additional steps:

Clean the back-end code#

  1. In, remove PEGASUS_APPS and the reference in INSTALLED_APPS.

  2. In your root, remove the lines containing include('pegasus.apps.examples.urls') and include('pegasus.apps.employees.urls').

  3. Delete the entire top-level pegasus/ directory.

  4. Delete the entire templates/pegasus/ directory.

Clean the front-end code#

  1. In webpack.config.js, delete the 'react-object-lifecycle', vue-object-lifecycle and 'pegasus' entries from module.exports.

  2. Delete the assets/javascript/pegasus/ folder.

  3. Delete assets/javascript/api-client/apis/PegasusApi.ts and remove it from assets/javascript/api-client/apis/index.ts

  4. Delete static/js/react-object-lifecycle-bundle.js, static/js/vue-object-lifecycle-bundle.js and static/js/pegasus-bundle.js

Delete Stripe Code#

If you aren’t using Stripe you can remove the code and dependencies by doing the following steps.

Note that this requires starting from a fresh database, or manually manipulating your migrations.

  1. In remove djstripe from THIRD_PARTY_APPS

  2. In remove STRIPE_ and DJSTRIPE_ settings

  3. Delete apps/utils/

  4. Delete templates/stripe directory

  5. Delete the @import "stripe.sass" line from assets/styles/app/_all.sass

  6. Delete assets/styles/app/stripe.sass

If you have not removed the examples using the method above, you also need to delete the payments example. This can be done with the following steps:

  1. Delete the paths starting with /payments/ from pegasus/apps/examples/

  2. Delete references to Payment from pegasus/apps/examples/

  3. In pegasus/apps/examples/views/ delete line from .payments import *

  4. Delete pegasus/apps/examples/views/

  5. In pegasus/apps/examples/models/ delete line from .payments import Payment

  6. Delete pegasus/apps/examples/models/

  7. Delete the relevant sections of templates/pegasus/examples/examples_home.html and templates/pegasus/examples/components/examples_nav.html

  8. Delete the templates/pegasus/examples/payments/ folder.

  9. In assets/javascript/app.js remove export { Payments } from './Payments'; line.

  10. Delete assets/javascript/payments.js.

  11. Run ./ makemigrations and ./ migrate

Finally, remove the library dependencies:

  1. In requirements/ and requirements/requirement.txt remove stripe and dj-stripe lines.

  2. Run pip-sync

Using the Payments example#

To make the Payments example a part of your own application, see this page.