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Python3 http.server supporting basic HTTP Auth (username/password)
# Extended python -m http.serve with --username and --password parameters for
# basic auth, based on
from functools import partial
from http.server import SimpleHTTPRequestHandler, test
import base64
import os
class AuthHTTPRequestHandler(SimpleHTTPRequestHandler):
""" Main class to present webpages and authentication. """
def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
username = kwargs.pop("username")
password = kwargs.pop("password")
self._auth = base64.b64encode(f"{username}:{password}".encode()).decode()
super().__init__(*args, **kwargs)
def do_HEAD(self):
self.send_header("Content-type", "text/html")
def do_AUTHHEAD(self):
self.send_header("WWW-Authenticate", 'Basic realm="Test"')
self.send_header("Content-type", "text/html")
def do_GET(self):
""" Present frontpage with user authentication. """
if self.headers.get("Authorization") == None:
self.wfile.write(b"no auth header received")
elif self.headers.get("Authorization") == "Basic " + self._auth:
self.wfile.write(b"not authenticated")
if __name__ == "__main__":
import argparse
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
parser.add_argument("--cgi", action="store_true", help="Run as CGI Server")
help="Specify alternate bind address " "[default: all interfaces]",
help="Specify alternative directory " "[default:current directory]",
help="Specify alternate port [default: 8000]",
parser.add_argument("--username", "-u", metavar="USERNAME")
parser.add_argument("--password", "-p", metavar="PASSWORD")
args = parser.parse_args()
handler_class = partial(
test(HandlerClass=handler_class, port=args.port, bind=args.bind)
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Christoph460 commented Aug 7, 2020

@kcraft09 Setting the directory via the command line was also not working for me. I fixed it with the change of the first lines to

def init(self, *args, **kwargs):
username = kwargs.pop("username")
password = kwargs.pop("password")
directory = kwargs.pop("directory")

 self._auth = base64.b64encode(f"{username}:{password}".encode()).decode()
 super().__init__(*args, directory=directory)


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Good day, everyone. Please tell me how to screw ssl (https) here. Thank.

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Is it possible to support POST in this server too?

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Is there a way I can have this script do a timeout or close the connection?
I basically need a re-auth after a set timeout or a logout button which can terminate the session.

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mauler commented Jul 7, 2021 via email

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I think u can set something on the do_GET method. First add this to init self.timeouts = {} and on do_GET always record the first time someone (use remote address) send the Authentication header on the request (a valid one). So if it is expired, try to enforce the auth using do_AUTHHEAD Em seg., 5 de jul. de 2021 às 00:17, Vignesh Rao @.> escreveu:

* commented on this gist. ------------------------------ Is there a way I can have this script do a timeout or close the connection? I basically need a re-auth after a set timeout or a logout button which can terminate the session. — You are receiving this because you authored the thread. Reply to this email directly, view it on GitHub, or unsubscribe .

Thanks for the response, I think I figured my way out.
I'm setting the Authorization header to None at the first visit and also at given intervals so the remaining code keeps flowing.

self.headers.replace_header('Authorization', None)

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Really useful, thank you. I use it instead of password protect a directory with Nginx for a service.

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pero al iniciar la sesión en el navegador cual es el nombre de usuario y la contraseña ?

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wgetnz commented Feb 11, 2023

当使用其他方法如PUT POST等,密码保护会失效

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