Django choices in Admin when Enum is used

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I have a model where I am using Enum for choices:

class Agreement(models.Model):
    class Category(enum.Enum):
        EULA = 0
        PROVIDER = 1

    created_at = models.DateTimeField(auto_now_add=True)
    updated_at = models.DateTimeField(auto_now=True)
    category = models.IntegerField(
        choices=[(, choice.value)
                 for choice in Category])
    title = models.CharField(max_length=128)
    content = models.TextField()

I register it using simple admin site registration:

When admin site renders the object it doesn't allow me to save it? Has anyone had a similar issue?

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According to the documentation:

The first element in each tuple is the actual value to be set on the model, and the second element is the human-readable name.

name and value should be the other way around, like this:

category = models.IntegerField(
             for choice in Category])

because category is an integer field and name returns a string.

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