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The ASK SDK Webservice package provides support for running skills, built using the Alexa Skills Kit SDK, as web applications.

Project description

ASK SDK Webservice Support - Base components for Python ASK SDK Skill as WebService

ask-sdk-webservice-support is the base SDK package for providing support to deploy skill as webservice, when built using ASK Python SDK. It provides the base verification components and the dispatch logic for skills deployed as a custom webservice rather than on AWS Lambda. It provides an easy way to register and use skills as custom webservices.

If you plan to use Flask for your webservice development, you can install the flask-ask-sdk package. If you are using Django for your webservice development, you can install the django-ask-sdk package.

Quick Start


Assuming that you have Python and virtualenv installed, you can install the package from PyPi as follows:

$ virtualenv venv
$ . venv/bin/activate
$ pip install ask-sdk-webservice-support

This package is not installed along-side ask-sdk standard distribution, and has to be installed separately if you need support for skill deployment as webservice.

Usage and Getting Started

Getting started guides, SDK Features, API references, samples etc. can be found in the technical documentation

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  • Initial release of Alexa Skills Kit Webservice Support Package.


This release contains the following changes :

  • Fix setting the custom user agent on the skill instance, when initializing the handler.


This release contains the following changes :

  • Move the webservice adapters to GA.


This release contains the following changes :

  • Timestamp verifier checks the total number of seconds between request timestamp and server timestamp.

  • Add context management to urlopen method used in request verification.


This release contains the following changes :

  • Case-insensitive header value retrieval for request verification. 136


This release contains the following changes :

  • Certificate chain validation in request verification, to check the certificate chain validates to a trusted root CA.


This release contains the following changes :

  • Fix the dependencies in the setup file, for cert validation.


This release contains the following changes :

  • Fix timestamp verifier maximum tolerance value for skill events and normal skill requests.


This release contains the following changes :

  • Updated signature algorithm validation

  • Updated cryptography dependency 197

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