To create custom field in ModelSerializer we will use SerializerMethodField. After declaring token field of that type we need declare get_token method. It accepts User as input and then returns token generated by djangorestframework-jwt.

Also example shows password validation that can be fine-tuned in AUTH_PASSWORD_VALIDATORS setting, starting from Django 1.9

import django.contrib.auth.password_validation as validators
from django.contrib.auth import get_user_model
from django.core import exceptions
from rest_framework import serializers
from rest_framework_jwt.settings import api_settings

UserModel = get_user_model()

class UserSerializer(serializers.ModelSerializer):

    password = serializers.CharField(write_only=True)
    token = serializers.SerializerMethodField()

    def get_token(self, obj):
        jwt_payload_handler = api_settings.JWT_PAYLOAD_HANDLER
        jwt_encode_handler = api_settings.JWT_ENCODE_HANDLER

        payload = jwt_payload_handler(obj)
        token = jwt_encode_handler(payload)
        return token

    def validate(self, data):
        password = data.get('password')
        errors = dict()

        # the exception raised here is different than serializers.ValidationError
        except exceptions.ValidationError as e:
            errors['password'] = list(e.messages)

        if errors:
            raise serializers.ValidationError(errors)

        return super(UserSerializer, self).validate(data)

    def create(self, validated_data):

        user = UserModel.objects.create(

        return user

    class Meta:
        model = UserModel
        fields = ('username', 'email', 'password', 'token')

from django.contrib.auth import get_user_model
from rest_framework import permissions
from rest_framework.generics import CreateAPIView

from main.serializers import UserSerializer

class CreateUserView(CreateAPIView):

    model = get_user_model()
    permission_classes = [
    serializer_class = UserSerializer