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Configuration Options

Various configuration options can be set to influence how various subsystems in the framework go about their work. Setting these options is done by passing them into the Application constructor as keyword arguments, or by setting the values in the app.config dictionary.

Authentication

auth_secret
A secret key to be used for the encryption of authentication cookies. Required for cookie-based authentication.
auth_ticket_ignoreip
Whether the IP address of the remote user should be ignored. Taking the IP address into account can be problematic for users behind proxies that make their requests appear to be coming from different addresses.
auth_ticket_timeout
The time until an authentication cookie expires, in minutes.

Email

email_from
The default From address for outgoing emails.
smtp_server
The host name of the SMTP server to use for outgoing mail.
smtp_port
The port number of the SMTP server (default 25).
smtp_username
The username to use for authentication against the SMTP server.
smtp_password
The password to use for authentication against the SMTP server.
smtp_tls
Whether to use TLS for the SMTP server connection.

Error Handling

debug
Whether debugging and developer-oriented error pages should be enabled.
error_email_to
The email address(es) to send error notification mails to. Multiple addresses can be specified by separating them with commas.

Forms

csrf_protection
Whether forms should automatically be protected against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) attacks.

General

mime_types
Path to a custom MIME type mapping file (such as /etc/mime.types).

Internationalization

locale
The default locale to use (for example “de_AT”).
timezone
The default timezone to apply for date/time display (for example “Europe/Berlin?”).

Sessions

session_secret
A secret key to be used for signing and authenticating session cookies. This needs to be set for applications that use session storage.
session_cookie_name
The name of the cookie used to store session state (defauls to “session”)
session_cookie_path
The path for the cookie (defaults to “/”)
session_cookie_domain
The domain name for the cookie
session_max_age
The maximum age of a session in seconds (defaults to 360, which is one hour)

Templating

doctype
The default DOCTYPE to use for rendered HTML pages.
reload_templates
Whether templates should be automatically reloaded when the underlying file has changed (true or false).
template_errors
How lookup errors in Python code in templates should be treated (strict or lenient).
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