Skip to main content

Django middleware that displays debug tracebacks on production sites (where you would have `DEBUG = False`) only to developers.

Project description

This is a middleware that displays debug tracebacks on production sites (where you would have DEBUG = False) only to developers. Developers have to install a special userscript to decode the traceback data. AES-256 (CBC mode) is used to encrypt the traceback. The decode key and client key are hashes of your SECRET_KEY with salts so your SECRET_KEY is safe even if your userscript gets in the wrong place.

Google Chrome and Firefox are supported. If you want to use something else you have to find a way to install the userscript yourself.

There’s also a decode page in the admin in case you get user reports with the encrypted data.

The error page and decrypt flow looks like this:

Sample error page

Installation guide

Install it:

pip install django-monkey-team

Change your Django project settings to have:

DEBUG = False

Note, that if you want DEBUG = True and still have the middleware on you need to set:


Then go to django admin and install the userscript. The setup page looks like this:

Userscript install page


PyCrypto is required.

The project has been tested on Django 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and trunk with Python 2.6 and 2.7.

Build Status

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

django-monkey-team-0.2.2.tar.gz (70.3 kB view hashes)

Uploaded Source

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page