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SimpleAuthServer: A SimpleHTTPServer with authentication
import BaseHTTPServer
from SimpleHTTPServer import SimpleHTTPRequestHandler
import sys
import base64
key = ""
class AuthHandler(SimpleHTTPRequestHandler):
''' Main class to present webpages and authentication. '''
def do_HEAD(self):
print "send header"
self.send_response(200)
self.send_header('Content-type', 'text/html')
self.end_headers()
def do_AUTHHEAD(self):
print "send header"
self.send_response(401)
self.send_header('WWW-Authenticate', 'Basic realm=\"Test\"')
self.send_header('Content-type', 'text/html')
self.end_headers()
def do_GET(self):
global key
''' Present frontpage with user authentication. '''
if self.headers.getheader('Authorization') == None:
self.do_AUTHHEAD()
self.wfile.write('no auth header received')
pass
elif self.headers.getheader('Authorization') == 'Basic '+key:
SimpleHTTPRequestHandler.do_GET(self)
pass
else:
self.do_AUTHHEAD()
self.wfile.write(self.headers.getheader('Authorization'))
self.wfile.write('not authenticated')
pass
def test(HandlerClass = AuthHandler,
ServerClass = BaseHTTPServer.HTTPServer):
BaseHTTPServer.test(HandlerClass, ServerClass)
if __name__ == '__main__':
if len(sys.argv)<3:
print "usage SimpleAuthServer.py [port] [username:password]"
sys.exit()
key = base64.b64encode(sys.argv[2])
test()
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rubo77 commented Jan 29, 2016

This works perfect. Can you migrate this to github and add two more features?

  • a definable stylesheet to the options
  • UTF-8 support
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voltagex commented Mar 31, 2016

@rubo77 I can, contact me for my hourly rates.

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dawsonpaul commented May 13, 2016

Any chance you can wrap an https server socket around it?

import BaseHTTPServer, SimpleHTTPServer
import ssl

httpd = BaseHTTPServer.HTTPServer(('localhost', 4443), SimpleHTTPServer.SimpleHTTPRequestHandler)
httpd.socket = ssl.wrap_socket (httpd.socket, certfile='path/to/localhost.pem', server_side=True)
httpd.serve_forever()

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goya191 commented Jul 29, 2016

I have extended the server to use SSL and imported it to github
https://github.com/goya191/SimpleAuthServerSSL.py

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tamberg commented Oct 31, 2016

Hi Sun, would you mind to add a open source license to this example? Ideally something liberal like MIT or Apache 2.

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tianhuil commented Jun 6, 2017

Here's a version that's pip installable https://github.com/tianhuil/SimpleHTTPAuthServer and freely licensable version or just run:

Installation

pip install git+git://github.com/tianhuil/SimpleHTTPAuthServer.git@master

Usage

python -m SimpleHTTPAuthServer -h
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Cristy94 commented Nov 9, 2017

How do you stop it? :D

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tatethurston commented Mar 14, 2018

This is great, thank you!

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zukkie777 commented Sep 24, 2018

Please let me know the update schedule, from python2 to python3.

When will it be updated?

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zukkie777 commented Sep 24, 2018

I updated to python 3 but it is not handled properly,
(Updated using 2to3.)

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "SimpleAuthServer.py", line 41, in
     key = base64.b64encode (sys.argv [2])
   File "/opt/rh/rh-python36/root/usr/lib64/python3.6/base64.py", line 58, in b64encode
     encoded = binascii.b2a_base64 (s, newline = False)
TypeError: a bytes-like object is required, not 'str'

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fmakawa commented Oct 1, 2018

Here's a version that's pip installable https://github.com/tianhuil/SimpleHTTPAuthServer and freely licensable version or just run:

Installation

pip install git+git://github.com/tianhuil/SimpleHTTPAuthServer.git@master

Usage

python -m SimpleHTTPAuthServer -h

how would this work with multiple user names and passwords?

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Snape3058 commented Jan 16, 2019

I updated to python 3 but it is not handled properly,
(Updated using 2to3.)

Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "SimpleAuthServer.py", line 41, in
     key = base64.b64encode (sys.argv [2])
   File "/opt/rh/rh-python36/root/usr/lib64/python3.6/base64.py", line 58, in b64encode
     encoded = binascii.b2a_base64 (s, newline = False)
TypeError: a bytes-like object is required, not 'str'

I did not try the 2to3 converted version, but by modifying the 95 line of SimpleHTTPAuthServer/main.py to

SimpleHTTPAuthHandler.KEY = base64.b64encode(args.key.encode("utf-8"))

can make the program start. View here for more info.
(Although some other errors happened.)

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