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Toolkit for storing files and attachments in web applications

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DEPOT - File Storage Made Easy

DEPOT is a framework for easily storing and serving files in web applications on Python2.6+ and Python3.2+.


Installing DEPOT can be done from PyPi itself by installing the filedepot distribution:

$ pip install filedepot

Getting Started

To start using Depot refer to Documentation

DEPOT was presented at PyConUK and PyConFR in 2014

Here is a simple example of using depot standalone to store files on MongoDB:

from depot.manager import DepotManager

# Configure a *default* depot to store files on MongoDB GridFS
DepotManager.configure('default', {
    'depot.backend': '',
    'depot.mongouri': 'mongodb://localhost/db'

depot = DepotManager.get()

# Save the file and get the fileid
fileid = depot.create(open('/tmp/file.png'))

# Get the file back
stored_file = depot.get(fileid)
print stored_file.filename
print stored_file.content_type



  • Fixed an start_response called a second time without providing exc_info error with storages supporting plublic urls


  • URLs generated by DepotMiddleware are now guaranteed to be plain ascii
  • Bucket existance with S3 storages should now be more reliable when the bucket didn’t already exist


  • now provides support for accessing S3 with boto3. The previously existing can still be used to store files on S3 using boto.
  • SQLAlchemy integration now handles deletion of files on rollback when session is not flushed. Previously flushing the session was required before a rollback too.
  • It is now possible to run tests through tox and build docs through tox -e docs
  • DEPOT is now tested against Python 3.6


  • Fixed installation error on non-UTF8 systems
  • Improved support for polymorphic subtypes in SQLAlchemy


  • Support for Python 3.5
  • Fixed Content-Disposition header for filenames including a comma


  • MemoryFileStorage now accepts any option, for easier testing configuration


  • Fixed Content-Disposition header when serving from S3 directly
  • Fixed size of SQLAlchemy field on Oracle (was bigger than the allowed maximum)


  • MemoryFileStorage provides in memory storage for files. This is meant to provide a convenient way to speed up test suites and avoid fixture clean up issues.
  • S3Storage can now generate public urls for private files (expire in 1 year)
  • Files created from plain bytes are now named “unnamed” instead of missing a filename.


  • S3Storage now supports the prefix option to store files in a subpath


  • Storages now provide a list method to list files available on the store (This is not meant to be used to retrieve files uploaded by depot as it lists all the files).
  • DepotExtension for Ming is now properly documented


  • It is now possible to use multiple WithThumbnailFilter to generate multiple thumbnails with different resolutions.
  • Better documentation for MongoDB UploadedFileProperty


  • Fixed a bug with Ming support when acessing UploadedFileProperty as a class property
  • Improved support for DEPOT inside TurboGears admin when using MongoDB


  • Added DepotManager.alias to configure aliases to storage. This allows easy migration from one storage to another by switching where the alias points.
  • Now UploadedFileField permits to specify upload_storage to link a Model Column to a specific storage.
  • Added policy and encrypt_key options to S3Storage to upload private and encrypted files.


  • Added host option to S3Storage to allow using providers different from AWS.


  • Added FileIntent to explicitly provide content_type and filename to uploaded content.


  • Added Content-Disposition header with original filename in WSGI middleware


  • Work-Around for issue with wsgi.file_wrapper provided by Waitress WSGI Server


  • Official Support for AWS S3 on Python3

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