8.2. Configuring the web front end¶
You’ll need to make a new (e.g. MySQL) database for the web front end, and an admin user with full access rights to it.
Under Windows, run the following in a suitable location.
crate_print_demo_crateweb_config > my_crateweb_config.py
Make sure this file is accessible only to you, as it will contain secrets. Edit it appropriately; see Web config file. Make the CRATE_WEB_LOCAL_SETTINGS environment variable point to it.
Now, create (or upgrade) the database structure:
At this point, you should be able to run
browse to http://127.0.0.1:8088/. You’ll also need to run
You’ll also want to implement SSL (HTTPS) access. In general, a secured
production web site is best implemented via a front-end web server such as
Apache; see Configuring for Apache. You can also use the
CherryPy server, launched with
crate_launch_cherrypy_server. For help on
You can set an environment variable CRATE_CHERRYPY_ARGS and the arguments in this string will be appended to those passed to CherryPy. For example:
CRATE_CHERRYPY_ARGS=--port 443 --ssl_certificate SSL_CERTIFICATE_FILE --ssl_private_key SSL_PRIVATE_KEY_FILE
If your machine is already using port 443, you may need to use another (e.g. 8443).