Cookiecutter auth user model (errors)

Hello, I’m using the cookiecutter project with email as the required login, but I’m not sure how to query the user correctly. Snippets of my code below.

Settings (

AUTH_USER_MODEL = "users.User"


from django.conf import settings

create_user_id = models.ForeignKey(settings.AUTH_USER_MODEL, on_delete=models.CASCADE,verbose_name = "Create User ID")


from django.contrib.auth import get_user_model
User = get_user_model()

self.fields['create_user_id'] = request.user  ###DOESN'T WORK
self.fields['create_user_id'] = User.objects.get(email=request.user)  ###DOESN'T WORK


'User' object has no attribute 'get_bound_field'

What is the appropriate way to get the user? Do I have the right settings in the model? Ultimately I need to save the user with the model form.

Appreciate any help, thank you!

Please show the complete view and form, and provide more detail about what it is that you’re trying to accomplish here. (What are you trying to do with the User object that you’re trying to retrieve?)