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This is the working project of the next generation Guillotina server based on asyncio.


  • python >= 3.6
  • postgresql >= 9.6


We use pip:

pip install guillotina

Run postgresql

If you don’t have a postgresql server to play with, you can run one easily with docker.

Download and start the docker container by running:

make run-postgres

Run the server

To run the server:



curl http://localhost:8080

Or, better yet, use postman to start playing with API.

You can also navigate in your Guillotina server with its built-in web admin interface by visiting http://localhost:8080/+admin/.

Getting started with development

Using pip:

./bin/pip install requirements.txt
./bin/pip install -e .[test]

Run tests

We’re using pytest:

./bin/pytest guillotina

and for test coverage:

./bin/pytest --cov=guillotina guillotina/

With file watcher…

./bin/ptw guillotina –runner=./bin/py.test

To run tests with cockroach db:

USE_COCKROACH=true ./bin/pytest guillotina


Default root access can be done with AUTHORIZATION header : Basic root:root


You can also run Guillotina with Docker!

First, run postgresql:

docker run --rm \
    -e POSTGRES_DB=guillotina \
    -e POSTGRES_USER=guillotina \
    -p \
    --name postgres \

Then, run guillotina:

docker run --rm -it \
    --link=postgres -p \
    guillotina/guillotina:latest \
    g -c '{"databases": [{"db": {"storage": "postgresql", "dsn": "postgres://guillotina:@postgres/guillotina"}}], "root_user": {"password": "root"}}'

This assumes you have a config.yaml in your current working directory


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4.3.1 (2018-11-15)

  • Missing utilities settings should not cause error [vangheem]

4.3.0 (2018-11-13)

  • Remove Container from available-types [bloodbare]

  • No automatic async util loaded. [bloodbare]

    BREAKING CHANGE: Async Utilities are not loaded by default so they need to be defined on the package configuration on the merging settings at Utilities are not key mapped, each utility has an id to reflect it. Now config.yaml files only need to define them if you want to overwrite.

  • Improve Documentation

    • Index page
    • Security page


4.2.13 (2018-11-09)

  • Update admin interface:

    • Support for guillotina.cms
    • Edit form
    • Add medium-like richtext editor


4.2.12 (2018-11-07)

  • Be able to specify ?include=* to include all behaviors in response [vangheem]

  • Be able to specify data_key and auto_serialize for behavior configuration [vangheem]

  • Fixing #374 were required fields were not checked [bloodbare]

  • Fix shell command with Python 3.7 [vangheem]

  • No longer use utils.clear_conn_statement_cache as asyncpg does not properly clean up prepared statements when using the clear method. See The _maybe_gc_stmt is never called on the statement so they never get cleaned from the database. Due to this implementation, with databases under large enough load, it can cause postgresql to run out of memory. utils.clear_conn_statement_cache is now considered a dangerous API method, is marked deprecated, implementation is now emptied and will be removed in the next major version of Guillotina.

    As an alternative, use the connection option of statement_cache_size: 0 or a very low value for max_cached_statement_lifetime.

    This case is only noteworthy when running against very large postgresql databases. In certain cases, PG does a terrible job query planning and pegs CPU. [vangheem]

4.2.11 (2018-10-30)

4.2.10 (2018-10-07)

  • Choice should be serialized as string [bloodbare]
  • Add IPasswordChecker and IPasswordHasher utilities [vangheem]
  • make guillotina.auth.validators.hash_password more generic [vangheem]
  • add guillotina.auth.validators.check_password [vangheem]
  • make sure to load dependency application commands [vangheem]

4.2.9 (2018-10-04)

  • Also accept filename in @download url like @download/file/foobar.jpg [vangheem]
  • Fix Access-Control-Allow-Credentials header value to be true instead of True [vangheem]

4.2.8 (2018-10-03)

  • Be able to specify dependency addons with dependencies configuration param [vangheem]

4.2.7 (2018-10-01)

  • Be able to set uid on object creation [vangheem]
  • Provide simple content api [vangheem]
  • Fix inheritance going in reverse and affecting parent tasks [vangheem]
  • Jupyter notebook compatibility [vangheem]

4.2.6 (2018-09-28)

  • Adding support for default value on ContextProperties [bloodbare]

4.2.5 (2018-09-27)

  • Automatically load dependent applications if defined in base application app_settings object. [vangheem]

4.2.4 (2018-09-27)

  • Correctly handle issues when releasing connections back to the pool [vangheem]

4.2.3 (2018-09-26)

  • Added cookie support on auth. [bloodbare]

4.2.2 (2018-09-26)

  • Allow value serializers to be coroutines [vangheem]

4.2.1 (2018-09-25)

  • Adding logging and renew token endpoint [bloodbare]

4.2.0 (2018-09-23)

  • Add new events:
    • IApplicationCleanupEvent
    • IApplicationConfiguredEvent
    • IApplicationInitializedEvent
    • IDatabaseInitializedEvent
    • ITraversalMissEvent
    • ITraversalResourceMissEvent
    • ITraversalRouteMissEvent
    • ITraversalViewMissEvent
  • upgrade shipped asyncpg version [vangheem]
  • Add events for application configuration, request traversal misses and database itialization. [vangheem]
  • Add @resolveuid endpoint [vangheem]
  • Change @ids endpoint permission to guillotina.Manage [vangheem]
  • Change @items endpoint permission to guillotina.Manage [vangheem]
  • Add guillotina.Manage permission which only guillotina.Managers roles have by default. [vangheem]

4.1.12 (2018-09-20)

  • Fix file handling to properly provide 404 responses when no value is set [vangheem]
  • Move static guillotina assets into python package so they can be referenced from python dotted paths with guillotina:static/assets [vangheem]
  • Be able to configure behavior directly against a schema instead of needing to define concret behavior [vangheem]

4.1.11 (2018-09-19)

  • Fixing serialization bug [bloodbare]

4.1.10 (2018-09-19)

  • Fixing Bug on Serialize Schema [bloodbare]
  • Adding static behaviors on REST serialize [bloodbare]
  • Fix cookiecutter application template [vangheem]

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