This is a new feature!

I integrated basic Flask-Security endpoints inside the REST API code. This means that you may use Token based authentication with triplets (user, pwd, role) saved in sqllite db.

Note: Security is enabled by default. You can disable it with the option --no-security to the run script (

To change it modify


Flask-Security enables the following endpoints automatically:

  • /api/login to authenticate a user and request a token
  • /api/logout to release the token
  • /api/register to request a user registration

This is the logic for a valid Token authentication request:

# Request a token with valid credentials
http password=test

"response": {
        "user": {
            "authentication_token": "WyIxIiwiOWQyMGRiMjVlY2YwMTE3YzQwOWY3YTNjOTRkYWFiYTkiXQ.CTeH2A.H-tktpx5coUan-msBGJGi_gicXw",

# Use the token
http Authentication-Token:WyIxIiwiOWQyMGRiMjVlY2YwMTE3YzQwOWY3YTNjOTRkYWFiYTkiXQ.CTeIMQ.3Jn4HI00zMgmH928glDPxcUss8w

        "data": null,
        "data_type": null,
        "elements": 0

Note: i use httpie to test API endpoints.

Login with Python Requests

To get the token with Python requests: link to be added to script

Login with Javascript

A snippet to authenticate with Angular to our API:

// To be written


The admin user is the one how has ROLE_ADMIN associated in the relational db. If you start from an empty DB, the code inject a first simple user with admin privileges. Refer to configuration if you need to change the default values.

Admin interface

There is an automatic interface created with Flask-Admin. Once the server is running in security mode you can access /admin endpoint with a browser (e.g. http://localhost:8081/api/manage ) to administrate users.

Of course you need to login with a valid admin user.