PyPI Version Build Status


Installing from PyPI is as easy as doing:

pip install django-storages

If you’d prefer to install from source (maybe there is a bugfix in master that hasn’t been released yet) then the magic incantation you are looking for is:

pip install -e 'git+'

Once that is done set DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE to the backend of your choice. If, for example, you want to use the boto3 backend you would set:

DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE = 'storages.backends.s3boto3.S3Boto3Storage'

If you are using the FileSystemStorage as your storage management class in your models FileField fields, remove them and don’t specify any storage parameter. That way, the DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE class will be used by default in your field. For example, if you have a photo field defined as:

photo = models.FileField(

Set it to just:

photo = models.FileField(

There are also a number of settings available to control how each storage backend functions, please consult the documentation for a comprehensive list.


django-storages is a project to provide a variety of storage backends in a single library.

This library is usually compatible with the currently supported versions of Django. Check the Trove classifiers in to be sure.

django-storages is backed in part by Tidelift. Check them out for all of your enterprise open source software commerical support needs.


To report a security vulnerability, please use the Tidelift security contact. Tidelift will coordinate the fix and disclosure. Please do not post a public issue on the tracker.


This repo began as a fork of the original library under the package name of django-storages-redux and became the official successor (releasing under django-storages on PyPI) in February of 2016.

Found a Bug? Something Unsupported?

I suspect that a few of the storage engines in backends/ have been unsupported for quite a long time. I personally only really need the S3Storage backend but welcome bug reports (and especially) patches and tests for some of the other backends.

Issues are tracked via GitHub issues at the project issue page.


Documentation for django-storages is located at


  1. Check for open issues at the project issue page or open a new issue to start a discussion about a feature or bug.
  2. Fork the django-storages repository on GitHub to start making changes.
  3. Add a test case to show that the bug is fixed or the feature is implemented correctly.
  4. Bug me until I can merge your pull request. Also, don’t forget to add yourself to AUTHORS.