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Simple and modern RPC Server for Django

Project description


This project is under development, and is not ready for production. You are free to install and test it, provide feedback (report issues or make pull requests) but there is no guarantee that the module is free of bugs. In addition, all planned features have not been implemented yet.


django-modern-rpc is a free, lightweight RPC server for Django projects. It supports JSON-RPC and XML-RPC requests under python 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and Django 1.8, 1.9 and 1.10.


The project is under active development, so all the features are not yet implemented. The list of available features is:

  • XML-RPC & JSON-RPC support
  • Usual errors are correctly reported to user according to the standard
  • Multi-entry point, with specific methods and protocol attached
  • Supported system methods:
    • system.listMethods()
    • system.methodSignature()

Features planned to implement

  • System introspection methods (methodHelp(), etc.)
  • Multi-call


To install django-modern-rpc, simply use pip:

pip install django-modern-rpc

Quick start

Decorate the methods you want to make reachable from RPC call:

# In myproject/rpc_app/
from modernrpc.core import rpc_method

def add(a, b):
    return a + b

and make sure these functions are imported at Django startup. A simple way to do that is to import them in your app’s module:

# In myproject/rpc_app/
from rpc_app.rpc_methods import add

Now, you have to declare an entry point. This is a standard Django view which will automatically route the request to the right handler (for JSON-RPC or XML-RPC call) and call the method on the server.

# In myproject/rpc_app/
from django.conf.urls import url

from modernrpc.views import RPCEntryPoint

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^rpc/', RPCEntryPoint.as_view(), name="rpc_entry_point"),

Now, you can call the function add from a client:

    # Python 3
    import xmlrpc.client as xmlrpc_module
except ImportError:
    # Python 2
    import xmlrpclib as xmlrpc_module

client = xmlrpc_module.ServerProxy('')
print(client.add(2, 3))

# Returns: 5

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