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Django Multi Tenant App

Django Multi-tenant Applications#

What is a Multi-tenant app#

A single application that serves multiple customers, each customer’s data is completely seperate and is called a tenant.

Common Approaches to Multi-tenancy#

Shared Database with shared schema#

A single schema in a single db, the ForeignKey identifies the tenant.


  • Weak separation of tenant data
  • Tenant isolation code is intermixed with app code
Shared Databse with isolated schema#

A single database keeps the tenant’s data. Each tenants data is in a seperate schema within a single db.

Isolated databse with shared App Server#

Database identifies the tenant

Completely isolated tenants using Docker#

A new set of docker containers are launched for each tenant. A set of containers identifies the tenant.