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     1** Note: this page documents the version 1.0 of Trac, see [[0.12/TracStandalone]] if you need the previous version **
    12= Tracd =
    23
    3 Tracd is a lightweight standalone Trac web server. In most cases it's easier to setup and runs faster than the [wiki:TracCgi CGI script].
     4Tracd is a lightweight standalone Trac web server.
     5It can be used in a variety of situations, from a test or development server to a multiprocess setup behind another web server used as a load balancer.
    46
    57== Pros ==
    68
    79 * Fewer dependencies: You don't need to install apache or any other web-server.
    8  * Fast: Should be almost as fast as the [wiki:TracModPython mod_python] version (and much faster than the [wiki:TracCgi CGI]).
     10 * Fast: Should be almost as fast as the [wiki:TracModPython mod_python] version (and much faster than the [wiki:TracCgi CGI]), even more so since version 0.12 where the HTTP/1.1 version of the protocol is enabled by default
    911 * Automatic reloading: For development, Tracd can be used in ''auto_reload'' mode, which will automatically restart the server whenever you make a change to the code (in Trac itself or in a plugin).
    1012
    1113== Cons ==
    1214
    13  * Fewer features: Tracd implements a very simple web-server and is not as configurable or as scalable as Apache HTTPD.
     15 * Fewer features: Tracd implements a very simple web-server and is not as configurable or as scalable as Apache httpd.
    1416 * No native HTTPS support: [http://www.rickk.com/sslwrap/ sslwrap] can be used instead,
    1517   or [http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/STunnelTracd stunnel -- a tutorial on how to use stunnel with tracd] or Apache with mod_proxy.
     
    4244== Installing as a Windows Service ==
    4345
     46=== Option 1 ===
    4447To install as a Windows service, get the [http://www.google.com/search?q=srvany.exe SRVANY] utility and run:
    4548{{{
     
    5861The spacing here is important.
    5962
     63{{{#!div
     64Once the service is installed, it might be simpler to run the Registry Editor rather than use the `reg add` command documented above.  Navigate to:[[BR]]
     65`HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\tracd\Parameters`
     66
     67Three (string) parameters are provided:
     68||!AppDirectory ||C:\Python26\ ||
     69||Application ||python.exe ||
     70||!AppParameters ||scripts\tracd-script.py -p 8080 ... ||
     71
     72Note that, if the !AppDirectory is set as above, the paths of the executable ''and'' of the script name and parameter values are relative to the directory.  This makes updating Python a little simpler because the change can be limited, here, to a single point.
     73(This is true for the path to the .htpasswd file, as well, despite the documentation calling out the /full/path/to/htpasswd; however, you may not wish to store that file under the Python directory.)
     74}}}
     75
     76For Windows 7 User, srvany.exe may not be an option, so you can use [http://www.google.com/search?q=winserv.exe WINSERV] utility and run:
     77{{{
     78"C:\path\to\winserv.exe" install tracd -displayname "tracd" -start auto "C:\path\to\python.exe" c:\path\to\python\scripts\tracd-script.py <your tracd parameters>"
     79
     80net start tracd
     81}}}
     82
     83=== Option 2 ===
     84
     85Use [http://trac-hacks.org/wiki/WindowsServiceScript WindowsServiceScript], available at [http://trac-hacks.org/ Trac Hacks]. Installs, removes, starts, stops, etc. your Trac service.
     86
     87=== Option 3 ===
     88
     89also cygwin's cygrunsrv.exe can be used:
     90{{{
     91$ cygrunsrv --install tracd --path /cygdrive/c/Python27/Scripts/tracd.exe --args '--port 8000 --env-parent-dir E:\IssueTrackers\Trac\Projects'
     92$ net start tracd
     93}}}
     94
    6095== Using Authentication ==
    6196
    62 Using tracd with Apache .htpasswd files:
    63 
    64 To create a .htpasswd file using htpasswd:
    65 
    66 {{{
    67 sudo htpasswd -c /path/to/env/.htpasswd username
     97Tracd provides support for both Basic and Digest authentication. Digest is considered more secure. The examples below use Digest; to use Basic authentication, replace `--auth` with `--basic-auth` in the command line.
     98
     99The general format for using authentication is:
     100{{{
     101 $ tracd -p port --auth="base_project_dir,password_file_path,realm" project_path
     102}}}
     103where:
     104 * '''base_project_dir''': the base directory of the project specified as follows:
     105   * when serving multiple projects: ''relative'' to the `project_path`
     106   * when serving only a single project (`-s`): the name of the project directory
     107 Don't use an absolute path here as this won't work. ''Note:'' This parameter is case-sensitive even for environments on Windows.
     108 * '''password_file_path''': path to the password file
     109 * '''realm''': the realm name (can be anything)
     110 * '''project_path''': path of the project
     111
     112 * **`--auth`** in the above means use Digest authentication, replace `--auth` with `--basic-auth` if you want to use Basic auth.  Although Basic authentication does not require a "realm", the command parser does, so the second comma is required, followed directly by the closing quote for an empty realm name.
     113
     114Examples:
     115
     116{{{
     117 $ tracd -p 8080 \
     118   --auth="project1,/path/to/passwordfile,mycompany.com" /path/to/project1
     119}}}
     120
     121Of course, the password file can be be shared so that it is used for more than one project:
     122{{{
     123 $ tracd -p 8080 \
     124   --auth="project1,/path/to/passwordfile,mycompany.com" \
     125   --auth="project2,/path/to/passwordfile,mycompany.com" \
     126   /path/to/project1 /path/to/project2
     127}}}
     128
     129Another way to share the password file is to specify "*" for the project name:
     130{{{
     131 $ tracd -p 8080 \
     132   --auth="*,/path/to/users.htdigest,mycompany.com" \
     133   /path/to/project1 /path/to/project2
     134}}}
     135
     136=== Basic Authorization: Using a htpasswd password file ===
     137This section describes how to use `tracd` with Apache .htpasswd files.
     138
     139  Note: It is necessary (at least with Python 2.6) to install the fcrypt package in order to
     140  decode some htpasswd formats.  Trac source code attempt an `import crypt` first, but there
     141  is no such package for Python 2.6. Only `SHA-1` passwords (since Trac 1.0) work without this module.
     142
     143To create a .htpasswd file use Apache's `htpasswd` command (see [#GeneratingPasswordsWithoutApache below] for a method to create these files without using Apache):
     144{{{
     145 $ sudo htpasswd -c /path/to/env/.htpasswd username
    68146}}}
    69147then for additional users:
    70148{{{
    71 sudo htpasswd /path/to/env/.htpasswd username2
    72 }}}
    73 then for starting the tracd:
    74 {{{
    75 tracd -p 8080 --basic-auth=environmentname,/fullpath/environmentname/.htpasswd,/fullpath/environmentname /fullpath/environmentname
    76 }}}
    77 
    78 
    79 Tracd provides support for both Basic and Digest authentication. The default is to use Digest; to use Basic authentication, replace `--auth` with `--basic-auth` in the examples below. (You must still specify a dialogic "realm", which can be an empty string by trailing the BASICAUTH with a comma.)
    80 
    81   ''Support for Basic authentication was added in version 0.9.''
    82 
    83 The general format for using authentication is:
    84 
    85 {{{
    86  $ tracd -p port --auth=base_project_dir,password_file_path,realm project_path
    87 }}}
    88 
    89 where:
    90 
    91  * '''base_project_dir''' is the base directory of the project; note: this doesn't refer to the project name, and it is case-sensitive even for windows environments
    92  * '''password_file_path''' path of the password file
    93  * '''realm''' realm
    94  * '''project_path''' path of the project
    95 
    96 Example:
    97 
    98 {{{
    99  $ tracd -p 8080 \
    100    --auth=project1,/path/to/users.htdigest,mycompany.com /path/to/project1
    101 }}}
    102 Of course, the digest file can be be shared so that it is used for more than one project:
    103 {{{
    104  $ tracd -p 8080 \
    105    --auth=project1,/path/to/users.htdigest,mycompany.com \
    106    --auth=project2,/path/to/users.htdigest,mycompany.com \
    107    /path/to/project1 /path/to/project2
    108 }}}
    109 
    110 Another way to share the digest file is to specify "*"
    111 for the project name:
    112 {{{
    113  $ tracd -p 8080 \
    114    --auth="*",/path/to/users.htdigest,mycompany.com \
    115    /path/to/project1 /path/to/project2
    116 }}}
    117 If using the `-s` parameter for serving a Trac environment from the root of a domain, one must use `*` for the project name
    118 
    119 == How to set up an htdigest password file ==
     149 $ sudo htpasswd /path/to/env/.htpasswd username2
     150}}}
     151
     152Then to start `tracd` run something like this:
     153{{{
     154 $ tracd -p 8080 --basic-auth="projectdirname,/fullpath/environmentname/.htpasswd,realmname" /fullpath/environmentname
     155}}}
     156
     157For example:
     158{{{
     159 $ tracd -p 8080 --basic-auth="testenv,/srv/tracenv/testenv/.htpasswd,My Test Env" /srv/tracenv/testenv
     160}}}
     161''Note:'' You might need to pass "-m" as a parameter to htpasswd on some platforms (OpenBSD).
     162
     163=== Digest authentication: Using a htdigest password file ===
    120164
    121165If you have Apache available, you can use the htdigest command to generate the password file. Type 'htdigest' to get some usage instructions, or read [http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/programs/htdigest.html this page] from the Apache manual to get precise instructions.  You'll be prompted for a password to enter for each user that you create.  For the name of the password file, you can use whatever you like, but if you use something like `users.htdigest` it will remind you what the file contains. As a suggestion, put it in your <projectname>/conf folder along with the [TracIni trac.ini] file.
    122166
    123 Note that you can start tracd without the --auth argument, but if you click on the ''Login'' link you will get an error.
    124 
    125 == Generating Passwords Without Apache ==
    126 
    127 If you don't have Apache available, you can use this simple Python script to generate your passwords:
     167Note that you can start tracd without the `--auth` argument, but if you click on the ''Login'' link you will get an error.
     168
     169=== Generating Passwords Without Apache ===
     170
     171Basic Authorization can be accomplished via this [http://aspirine.org/htpasswd_en.html online HTTP Password generator] which also supports `SHA-1`.  Copy the generated password-hash line to the .htpasswd file on your system. Note that Windows Python lacks the "crypt" module that is the default hash type for htpasswd ; Windows Python can grok MD5 password hashes just fine and you should use MD5.
     172
     173You can use this simple Python script to generate a '''digest''' password file:
    128174
    129175{{{
     
    159205}}}
    160206
    161 Note: If you use the above script you must use the --auth option to tracd, not --basic-auth, and you must set the realm in the --auth value to 'trac' (without the quotes). Example usage (assuming you saved the script as trac-digest.py):
    162 
    163 {{{
    164 python trac-digest.py -u username -p password >> c:\digest.txt
    165 tracd --port 8000 --auth=proj_name,c:\digest.txt,trac c:\path\to\proj_name
    166 }}}
    167 
    168 Note: If you would like to use --basic-auth you need to use htpasswd tool from apache server to generate .htpasswd file. The remaining part is similar but make sure to use empty realm (i.e. coma after path). When using on Windows make sure to use -m option for it (did not tested it on *nix, so not sure if that is the case there).  If you do not have Apache, [trac:source:/tags/trac-0.11b2/contrib/htpasswd.py htpasswd.py] may help.  (Note that it requires a `crypt` or `fcrypt` module; see the source comments for details.)
    169 
    170 It is possible to use md5sum utility to generate digest-password file using such method:
    171 {{{
    172  $ printf "${user}:trac:${password}" | md5sum - >>user.htdigest
    173 }}}
    174 and manually delete " -" from the end and add "${user}:trac:" to the start of line from 'to-file'.
     207Note: If you use the above script you must set the realm in the `--auth` argument to '''`trac`'''. Example usage (assuming you saved the script as trac-digest.py):
     208
     209{{{
     210 $ python trac-digest.py -u username -p password >> c:\digest.txt
     211 $ tracd --port 8000 --auth=proj_name,c:\digest.txt,trac c:\path\to\proj_name
     212}}}
     213
     214==== Using `md5sum`
     215It is possible to use `md5sum` utility to generate digest-password file:
     216{{{
     217user=
     218realm=
     219password=
     220path_to_file=
     221echo ${user}:${realm}:$(printf "${user}:${realm}:${password}" | md5sum - | sed -e 's/\s\+-//') > ${path_to_file}
     222}}}
     223
     224== Reference ==
     225
     226Here's the online help, as a reminder (`tracd --help`):
     227{{{
     228Usage: tracd [options] [projenv] ...
     229
     230Options:
     231  --version             show program's version number and exit
     232  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
     233  -a DIGESTAUTH, --auth=DIGESTAUTH
     234                        [projectdir],[htdigest_file],[realm]
     235  --basic-auth=BASICAUTH
     236                        [projectdir],[htpasswd_file],[realm]
     237  -p PORT, --port=PORT  the port number to bind to
     238  -b HOSTNAME, --hostname=HOSTNAME
     239                        the host name or IP address to bind to
     240  --protocol=PROTOCOL   http|scgi|ajp|fcgi
     241  -q, --unquote         unquote PATH_INFO (may be needed when using ajp)
     242  --http10              use HTTP/1.0 protocol version instead of HTTP/1.1
     243  --http11              use HTTP/1.1 protocol version (default)
     244  -e PARENTDIR, --env-parent-dir=PARENTDIR
     245                        parent directory of the project environments
     246  --base-path=BASE_PATH
     247                        the initial portion of the request URL's "path"
     248  -r, --auto-reload     restart automatically when sources are modified
     249  -s, --single-env      only serve a single project without the project list
     250  -d, --daemonize       run in the background as a daemon
     251  --pidfile=PIDFILE     when daemonizing, file to which to write pid
     252  --umask=MASK          when daemonizing, file mode creation mask to use, in
     253                        octal notation (default 022)
     254  --group=GROUP         the group to run as
     255  --user=USER           the user to run as
     256}}}
     257
     258Use the -d option so that tracd doesn't hang if you close the terminal window where tracd was started.
    175259
    176260== Tips ==
     
    178262=== Serving static content ===
    179263
    180 If `tracd` is the only webserver used for the project,
     264If `tracd` is the only web server used for the project,
    181265it can also be used to distribute static content
    182266(tarballs, Doxygen documentation, etc.)
     
    187271Example: given a `$TRAC_ENV/htdocs/software-0.1.tar.gz` file,
    188272the corresponding relative URL would be `/<project_name>/chrome/site/software-0.1.tar.gz`,
    189 which in turn can be written using the relative link syntax
    190 in the Wiki: `[/<project_name>/chrome/site/software-0.1.tar.gz]`
    191 
    192 The development version of Trac supports a new `htdocs:` TracLinks
    193 syntax for the above. With this, the example link above can be written simply
    194 `htdocs:software-0.1.tar.gz`.
    195 
    196 === Using apache rewrite rules ===
    197 In some situations when you choose to use tracd behind apache, you might experience issues with redirects, like being redirected to URLs with the wrong host or protocol. In this case (and only in this case), setting the `[trac] use_base_url_for_redirect` to `true` can help, as this will force Trac to use the value of `[trac] base_url` for doing the redirects.
     273which in turn can be written as `htdocs:software-0.1.tar.gz` (TracLinks syntax) or `[/<project_name>/chrome/site/software-0.1.tar.gz]` (relative link syntax).
     274
     275 ''Support for `htdocs:` TracLinks syntax was added in version 0.10''
     276
     277=== Using tracd behind a proxy
     278
     279In some situations when you choose to use tracd behind Apache or another web server.
     280
     281In this situation, you might experience issues with redirects, like being redirected to URLs with the wrong host or protocol. In this case (and only in this case), setting the `[trac] use_base_url_for_redirect` to `true` can help, as this will force Trac to use the value of `[trac] base_url` for doing the redirects.
     282
     283If you're using the AJP protocol to connect with `tracd` (which is possible if you have flup installed), then you might experience problems with double quoting. Consider adding the `--unquote` parameter.
     284
     285See also [trac:TracOnWindowsIisAjp], [trac:TracNginxRecipe].
     286
     287=== Authentication for tracd behind a proxy
     288It is convenient to provide central external authentication to your tracd instances, instead of using {{{--basic-auth}}}. There is some discussion about this in #9206.
     289
     290Below is example configuration based on Apache 2.2, mod_proxy, mod_authnz_ldap.
     291
     292First we bring tracd into Apache's location namespace.
     293
     294{{{
     295<Location /project/proxified>
     296        Require ldap-group cn=somegroup, ou=Groups,dc=domain.com
     297        Require ldap-user somespecificusertoo
     298        ProxyPass http://localhost:8101/project/proxified/
     299        # Turns out we don't really need complicated RewriteRules here at all
     300        RequestHeader set REMOTE_USER %{REMOTE_USER}s
     301</Location>
     302}}}
     303
     304Then we need a single file plugin to recognize HTTP_REMOTE_USER header as valid authentication source. HTTP headers like '''HTTP_FOO_BAR''' will get converted to '''Foo-Bar''' during processing. Name it something like '''remote-user-auth.py''' and drop it into '''proxified/plugins''' directory:
     305{{{
     306#!python
     307from trac.core import *
     308from trac.config import BoolOption
     309from trac.web.api import IAuthenticator
     310
     311class MyRemoteUserAuthenticator(Component):
     312
     313    implements(IAuthenticator)
     314
     315    obey_remote_user_header = BoolOption('trac', 'obey_remote_user_header', 'false',
     316               """Whether the 'Remote-User:' HTTP header is to be trusted for user logins
     317                (''since ??.??').""")
     318
     319    def authenticate(self, req):
     320        if self.obey_remote_user_header and req.get_header('Remote-User'):
     321            return req.get_header('Remote-User')
     322        return None
     323
     324}}}
     325
     326Add this new parameter to your TracIni:
     327{{{
     328...
     329[trac]
     330...
     331obey_remote_user_header = true
     332...
     333}}}
     334
     335Run tracd:
     336{{{
     337tracd -p 8101 -r -s proxified --base-path=/project/proxified
     338}}}
     339
     340Note that if you want to install this plugin for all projects, you have to put it in your [TracPlugins#Plugindiscovery global plugins_dir] and enable it in your global trac.ini.
     341
     342Global config (e.g. `/srv/trac/conf/trac.ini`):
     343{{{
     344[components]
     345remote-user-auth.* = enabled
     346[inherit]
     347plugins_dir = /srv/trac/plugins
     348[trac]
     349obey_remote_user_header = true
     350}}}
     351
     352Environment config (e.g. `/srv/trac/envs/myenv`):
     353{{{
     354[inherit]
     355file = /srv/trac/conf/trac.ini
     356}}}
    198357
    199358=== Serving a different base path than / ===
     
    204363
    205364----
    206 See also: TracInstall, TracCgi, TracModPython, TracGuide, [trac:TracOnWindowsStandalone?version=13#RunningTracdasservice Running tracd.exe as a Windows service]
     365See also: TracInstall, TracCgi, TracModPython, TracGuide, [trac:TracOnWindowsStandalone#RunningTracdasservice Running tracd.exe as a Windows service]