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Adds thrift client support to your Flask application

Project description


This extension provide a simple intergration with Thrift RPC server.

from flask import Flask
from flask_thriftclient import ThriftClient

from MyGeneratedThriftCode import MyService

app = Flask(__name__)
app.config["THRIFTCLIENT_TRANSPORT"] = "tcp://"

thriftclient = ThriftClient(MyService.Client, app)

def home():
    data = thriftclient.client.mymethod()
    return data


Thrift endpoints are defined in the configuration variable THRIFTCLIENT_TRANSPORT as an URL. The default transport is tcp://localhost:9090

Available url schemes are:

tcp: use TCP socket as transport, you have to define the server address and port. If the port isn’t defined, 9090 will be used


http: use HTTP protocol as transport. Examples:

unix: use unix sockets as transport, as this scheme follow URI format, it MUST have either no or three “/” before the socket path

  • unix:///tmp/mysocket #absolute path
  • unix:/tmp/mysocket #absolute path
  • unix:./mysocket #relative path


You may set SSL version of transport communications by using ‘s’ version of url scheme:

tcp <=> tcps http <=> https unix <=> unixs


Two options are related to SSL transport:

THRIFTCLIENT_SSL_VALIDATE: True if the certificate has to be validated (default True)

THRIFTCLIENT_SSL_CA_CERTS: path to the SSL certificate (default None)

Note that you MUST set one of theses options:



app.config["THRIFTCLIENT_SSL_CA_CERTS"] = "./cacert.pem"


You may define which procotol must be use by setting the parametter THRIFTCLIENT_PROTOCOL. The default protocol is Binary.

Available parametters are:

ThriftClient.BINARY or “BINARY” : use the binary protocol

ThriftClient.COMPACT or “COMPACT” : use the compact protocol

ThriftClient.JSON or “JSON” : use the JSON protocol. note that this protocol is only available for thrift >= 0.9.1


By default the application will open then close the transport for each request This can be overriden by setting THRIFTCLIENT_ALWAYS_CONNECT to False

when THRIFTCLIENT_ALWAYS_CONNECT is set to False there is 3 ways to handle your connections:

  • you can call transport.close and manually
  • you can use the autoconnect decorator
  • you can use the connect “with” context
app = Flask(__name__)
app.config["THRIFTCLIENT_TRANSPORT"] = "tcp://"

thriftclient = ThriftClient(MyService.Client, app)

def with_autoconnect():
    data = thriftclient.client.mymethod()
    return data

def with_context():
    with thriftclient.connect():
        data = thriftclient.client.mymethod()
        return data

def with_manual_connection():
    data = thriftclient.client.mymethod()
    return data


Other options are:

THRIFTCLIENT_BUFFERED: use buffered transport (default False)

THRIFTCLIENT_ZLIB: use zlib compressed transport (default False)

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