Web2Py is a"Free open source full-stack framework for rapid development of fast, scalable, secure and portable database-driven web-based applications. Written and programmable in Python"
Download from Web2py download page the Source code:
~# wget http://www.web2py.com/examples/static/web2py_src.zip
and unzip it:
~# unzip -a web2py_src.zip
If you don't have unzip install it:
~# apt-get update ~# apt-get install unzip
Move inside the just created web2py directory and launch web2py:
~# cd web2py ~/web2py# python web2py.py -a 'AdminPwd' --ip 0.0.0.0 web2py Web Framework Created by Massimo Di Pierro, Copyright 2007-2007 Version 2.8.2-stable+timestamp.2013.11.28.13.54.07 Database drivers available: SQLite(sqlite3), MySQL(pymysql), PostgreSQL(pg8000), IMAP(imaplib) please visit: http://127.0.0.1:8000/ use "kill -SIGTERM 2400" to shutdown the web2py server
Open a browser and access to the web2py embedded web server from this url:
Due to security reasons, the web2py admin application is not usable on an insecure channel so we have to use https instead of http protocol using openssl.
~# apt-get update ~# apt-get install openssl
Start by generating a certificate files, if you don't have them already:
~# openssl genrsa -out server.key 2048 Generating RSA private key, 2048 bit long modulus ..........................................................+++ ..........................................................+++ e is 65537 (0x10001) ~# openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr You are about to be asked to enter information that will be incorporated into your certificate request. What you are about to enter is what is called a Distinguished Name or a DN. There are quite a few fields but you can leave some blank For some fields there will be a default value, If you enter '.', the field will be left blank. ----- Country Name (2 letter code) [AU]:IT State or Province Name (full name) [Some-State]:Rome Locality Name (eg, city) :Ladispoli Organization Name (eg, company) [Internet Widgits Pty Ltd]: Organizational Unit Name (eg, section) : Common Name (e.g. server FQDN or YOUR name) : Email Address : Please enter the following 'extra' attributes to be sent with your certificate request A challenge password : An optional company name : ~# openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in server.csr -signkey server.key -out server.crt Signature ok ...
Copy the server.key and server.crt files to your web2py root folder.
~# cp server.key web2py ~# cp server.crt web2py
Then start the web2py application using the certificate files:
~# cp web2py ~/web2py# python web2py.py -a 'AdminPwd' -c server.crt -k server.key -i 0.0.0.0 -p 8000
Open a browser and access to the web2py embedded web server in https from this url:
Now it is possible to access to the Administrator page
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