Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of TracCgi


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Apr 22, 2015 3:23:13 PM (3 years ago)
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    1 = Installing Trac as CGI =
     1= Installing Trac as CGI
     2[[TracGuideToc]]
     3[[PageOutline]]
    24
    3 {{{
    4 #!div class=important
    5   ''Please note that using Trac via CGI is the slowest deployment method available. It is slower than [TracModPython mod_python], [TracFastCgi FastCGI] and even [trac:TracOnWindowsIisAjp IIS/AJP] on Windows.''
     5{{{#!div class=important
     6 ''Please note that using Trac via CGI is the slowest deployment method available. It is slower than [TracModPython mod_python], [TracFastCgi FastCGI] and even [trac:TracOnWindowsIisAjp IIS/AJP] on Windows.''
    67}}}
    78
    8 CGI script is the entrypoint that web-server calls when a web-request to an application is made. To generate the `trac.cgi` script run:
    9 {{{
    10 trac-admin /path/to/env deploy /path/to/www/trac
    11 }}}
    12 `trac.cgi` will be in the `cgi-bin` folder inside the given path. Make sure it is executable by your web server. This command also copies `static resource` files to a `htdocs` directory of a given destination.
     9CGI script is the entrypoint that web-server calls when a web-request to an application is made. The `trac.cgi` script can be created using the `trac-admin <env> deploy <dir>` command which automatically substitutes the required paths, see TracInstall#cgi-bin. Make sure the script is executable by your web server.
    1310
    14 == Apache web-server configuration ==
     11== Apache web-server configuration
    1512
    1613In [http://httpd.apache.org/ Apache] there are two ways to run Trac as CGI:
    1714
    1815 1. Use a `ScriptAlias` directive that maps an URL to the `trac.cgi` script (recommended)
    19  2. Copy the `trac.cgi` file into the directory for CGI executables used by your web server (commonly named `cgi-bin`). You can also create a symbolic link, but in that case make sure that the `FollowSymLinks` option is enabled for the `cgi-bin` directory.
     16 1. Copy the `trac.cgi` file into the directory for CGI executables used by your web server (commonly named `cgi-bin`). You can also create a symbolic link, but in that case make sure that the `FollowSymLinks` option is enabled for the `cgi-bin` directory.
    2017
    2118To make Trac available at `http://yourhost.example.org/trac` add `ScriptAlias` directive to Apache configuration file, changing `trac.cgi` path to match your installation:
    22 {{{
     19{{{#!apache
    2320ScriptAlias /trac /path/to/www/trac/cgi-bin/trac.cgi
    2421}}}
     
    2724
    2825If you're using Trac with a single project you need to set its location using the `TRAC_ENV` environment variable:
    29 {{{
     26{{{#!apache
    3027<Location "/trac">
    3128  SetEnv TRAC_ENV "/path/to/projectenv"
     
    3431
    3532Or to use multiple projects you can specify their common parent directory using the `TRAC_ENV_PARENT_DIR` variable:
    36 {{{
     33{{{#!apache
    3734<Location "/trac">
    3835  SetEnv TRAC_ENV_PARENT_DIR "/path/to/project/parent/dir"
     
    4239 ''Note that the `SetEnv` directive requires enabled `mod_env` module. It is also possible to set TRAC_ENV in trac.cgi. Just add the following code between "try:" and "from trac.web ...":''
    4340
    44 {{{
     41{{{#!python
    4542    import os
    4643    os.environ['TRAC_ENV'] = "/path/to/projectenv"
     
    4946 '' Or for TRAC_ENV_PARENT_DIR: ''
    5047
    51 {{{
     48{{{#!python
    5249    import os
    5350    os.environ['TRAC_ENV_PARENT_DIR'] = "/path/to/project/parent/dir"
    5451}}}
    5552
    56 If you are using the [http://httpd.apache.org/docs/suexec.html Apache suEXEC] feature please see [http://trac.edgewall.org/wiki/ApacheSuexec].
     53If you are using the [http://httpd.apache.org/docs/suexec.html Apache suEXEC] feature please see [trac:ApacheSuexec].
    5754
    5855On some systems, you ''may'' need to edit the shebang line in the `trac.cgi` file to point to your real Python installation path. On a Windows system you may need to configure Windows to know how to execute a .cgi file (Explorer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types -> CGI).
    5956
    60 == Mapping Static Resources ==
     57=== Using WSGI
    6158
    62 Out of the box, Trac will pass static resources such as style sheets or images through itself. For a CGI setup this is '''highly undesirable''', because this way CGI script is invoked for documents that could be much more efficiently served directly by web server.
     59You can run a [http://henry.precheur.org/python/how_to_serve_cgi WSGI handler] [http://pythonweb.org/projects/webmodules/doc/0.5.3/html_multipage/lib/example-webserver-web-wsgi-simple-cgi.html under CGI].  You can [wiki:TracModWSGI#Thetrac.wsgiscript write your own application function], or use the deployed trac.wsgi's application.
    6360
    64 Web servers such as [http://httpd.apache.org/ Apache] allow you to create “Aliases” to resources, giving them a virtual URL that doesn't necessarily reflect the layout of the servers file system. We already used this capability by defining a `ScriptAlias` for the CGI script. We also can map requests for static resources directly to the directory on the file system, avoiding processing these requests by CGI script.
     61== Mapping Static Resources
    6562
    66 Add the following snippet to Apache configuration '''before''' the `ScriptAlias` for the CGI script, changing paths to match your deployment:
    67 {{{
    68 Alias /trac/chrome/common /path/to/www/trac/htdocs
    69 <Directory "/path/to/www/trac/htdocs">
    70   Order allow,deny
    71   Allow from all
    72 </Directory>
    73 }}}
     63See TracInstall#MappingStaticResources.
    7464
    75 Note that we mapped `/trac` part of the URL to the `trac.cgi` script, and the path `/chrome/common` is the path you have to append to that location to intercept requests to the static resources.
     65== Adding Authentication
    7666
    77 For example, if Trac is mapped to `/cgi-bin/trac.cgi` on your server, the URL of the Alias should be `/cgi-bin/trac.cgi/chrome/common`.
    78 
    79 Similarly, if you have static resources in a project's htdocs directory (which is referenced by /chrome/site URL in themes), you can configure Apache to serve those resources (again, put this '''before''' the `ScriptAlias` for the CGI script, and adjust names and locations to match your installation):
    80 
    81 {{{
    82 Alias /trac/chrome/site /path/to/projectenv/htdocs
    83 <Directory "/path/to/projectenv/htdocs">
    84   Order allow,deny
    85   Allow from all
    86 </Directory>
    87 }}}
    88 
    89 Alternatively to hacking `/trac/chrome/site`, you can directly specify path to static resources using `htdocs_location` configuration option in [wiki:TracIni trac.ini]:
    90 {{{
    91 [trac]
    92 htdocs_location = http://yourhost.example.org/trac-htdocs
    93 }}}
    94 
    95 Trac will then use this URL when embedding static resources into HTML pages. Of course, you still need to make the Trac `htdocs` directory available through the web server at the specified URL, for example by copying (or linking) the directory into the document root of the web server:
    96 {{{
    97 $ ln -s /path/to/www/trac/htdocs /var/www/yourhost.example.org/trac-htdocs
    98 }}}
    99 
    100 Note that in order to get this `htdocs` directory, you need first to extract the relevant Trac resources using the `deploy` command of TracAdmin:
    101 [[TracAdminHelp(deploy)]]
    102 
    103 
    104 == Adding Authentication ==
    105 
    106 The simplest way to enable authentication with Apache is to create a password file. Use the `htpasswd` program to create the password file:
    107 {{{
    108 $ htpasswd -c /somewhere/trac.htpasswd admin
    109 New password: <type password>
    110 Re-type new password: <type password again>
    111 Adding password for user admin
    112 }}}
    113 
    114 After the first user, you dont need the "-c" option anymore:
    115 {{{
    116 $ htpasswd /somewhere/trac.htpasswd john
    117 New password: <type password>
    118 Re-type new password: <type password again>
    119 Adding password for user john
    120 }}}
    121 
    122   ''See the man page for `htpasswd` for full documentation.''
    123 
    124 After you've created the users, you can set their permissions using TracPermissions.
    125 
    126 Now, you'll need to enable authentication against the password file in the Apache configuration:
    127 {{{
    128 <Location "/trac/login">
    129   AuthType Basic
    130   AuthName "Trac"
    131   AuthUserFile /somewhere/trac.htpasswd
    132   Require valid-user
    133 </Location>
    134 }}}
    135 
    136 If you're hosting multiple projects you can use the same password file for all of them:
    137 {{{
    138 <LocationMatch "/trac/[^/]+/login">
    139   AuthType Basic
    140   AuthName "Trac"
    141   AuthUserFile /somewhere/trac.htpasswd
    142   Require valid-user
    143 </LocationMatch>
    144 }}}
    145 
    146 For better security, it is recommended that you either enable SSL or at least use the “digest” authentication scheme instead of “Basic”. Please read the [http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/ Apache HTTPD documentation] to find out more. For example, on a Debian 4.0r1 (etch) system the relevant section  in apache configuration can look like this:
    147 {{{
    148 <Location "/trac/login">
    149     LoadModule auth_digest_module /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_auth_digest.so
    150     AuthType Digest
    151     AuthName "trac"
    152     AuthDigestDomain /trac
    153     AuthUserFile /somewhere/trac.htpasswd
    154     Require valid-user
    155 </Location>
    156 }}}
    157 and you'll have to create your .htpasswd file with htdigest instead of htpasswd as follows:
    158 {{{
    159 # htdigest /somewhere/trac.htpasswd trac admin
    160 }}}
    161 where the "trac" parameter above is the same as !AuthName above  ("Realm" in apache-docs).
     67See TracInstall#ConfiguringAuthentication.
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