The project can be executed with the command


Install requirements

Before launching please check the requirements.

The most easiest way to install the needed packages would be using the pip packaging system. If you have python and pip, from a unix shell execute:

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Run with Docker

# from the project root directory
$ docker-compose up

You need Docker and docker-compose installed on your machine.

Development options

Usage can be shown with the help flag:

$ ./run.py -h
usage: run.py [-h] [--no-security] [--debug]

REST API server based on Flask

optional arguments:
  -h, --help     show this help message and exit
  --no-security  force removal of login authentication on resources
  --debug        enable debugging mode

Security mode

By default the server runs with security enabled.

To disable authentication, flask-security and flask-admin endpoints, add the --no-security parameter:

$ ./run.py --no-security
restapi.app  WARNING  No security enabled! Are you sure??


Debug mode is much more verbose. You get a lot of extra-logs and the server goes into development mode (flask watching for file modification to restart). Also there will be two testing endpoints for security access:

  • /api/checkuser which verifies if your request is logged with a token
  • /api/testadmin which verifies if your user is an admin

Enable debugging with the debug option:

$ ./run.py --debug