Customize the APIKey model

You can customize the Api Key model to suit your needs if, for example, you have an entity different than the default one used. Here’s an example using a custom class called Organization.

# organizations/
from django.db import models
from rest_framework_simple_api_key.models import AbstractAPIKey

class Organization(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    created = models.DateTimeField(auto_now_add=True)

class OrganizationAPIKey(AbstractAPIKey):
    entity = models.ForeignKey(

After that, run the makemigrations command to generate to tell Django to generate a new table for the custom model.

python makemigrations

And then run the migrations.

python migrate