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HTTP Request and Response Service

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httpbin(1): HTTP Request & Response Service

Freely hosted in [HTTP](, [HTTPS]( & [EU]( flavors by [Runscope](


- [`/`]( This page.
- [`/ip`]( Returns Origin IP.
- [`/user-agent`]( Returns user-agent.
- [`/headers`]( Returns header dict.
- [`/get`]( Returns GET data.
- `/post` Returns POST data.
- `/patch` Returns PATCH data.
- `/put` Returns PUT data.
- `/delete` Returns DELETE data
- [`/gzip`]( Returns gzip-encoded data.
- [`/deflate`]( Returns deflate-encoded data.
- [`/status/:code`]( Returns given HTTP Status code.
- [`/response-headers?key=val`](;%20charset=UTF-8&Server=httpbin) Returns given response headers.
- [`/redirect/:n`]( 302 Redirects *n* times.
- [`/redirect-to?url=foo`]( 302 Redirects to the *foo* URL.
- [`/relative-redirect/:n`]( 302 Relative redirects *n* times.
- [`/cookies`]( Returns cookie data.
- [`/cookies/set?name=value`]( Sets one or more simple cookies.
- [`/cookies/delete?name`]( Deletes one or more simple cookies.
- [`/basic-auth/:user/:passwd`]( Challenges HTTPBasic Auth.
- [`/hidden-basic-auth/:user/:passwd`]( 404'd BasicAuth.
- [`/digest-auth/:qop/:user/:passwd`]( Challenges HTTP Digest Auth.
- [`/stream/:n`]( Streams *n*–100 lines.
- [`/delay/:n`]( Delays responding for *n*–10 seconds.
- [`/drip?numbytes=n&duration=s&delay=s`]( Drips data over a duration after an optional initial delay.
- [`/html`]( Renders an HTML Page.
- [`/robots.txt`]( Returns some robots.txt rules.
- [`/deny`]( Denied by robots.txt file.
- [`/cache`]( Returns 200 unless an If-Modified-Since or If-None-Match header is provided, when it returns a 304.
- [`/cache/:n`]( Sets a Cache-Control header for *n* seconds.
- [`/bytes/:n`]( Generates *n* random bytes of binary data, accepts optional *seed* integer parameter.
- [`/stream-bytes/:n`]( Streams *n* random bytes of binary data, accepts optional *seed* and *chunk_size* integer parameters.
- [`/links/:n`]( Returns page containing *n* HTML links.
- [`/forms/post`]( HTML form that submits to */post*
- [`/xml`]( Returns some XML


Testing an HTTP Library can become difficult sometimes. []( is fantastic
for testing POST requests, but not much else. This exists to cover all kinds of HTTP
scenarios. Additional endpoints are being considered.

All endpoint responses are JSON-encoded.


### $ curl

{"origin": ""}

### $ curl

{"user-agent": "curl/7.19.7 (universal-apple-darwin10.0) libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3"}

### $ curl

"args": {},
"headers": {
"Accept": "*/*",
"Connection": "close",
"Content-Length": "",
"Content-Type": "",
"Host": "",
"User-Agent": "curl/7.19.7 (universal-apple-darwin10.0) libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3"
"origin": "",
"url": ""

### $ curl -I

Server: nginx/0.7.67
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2011 04:25:38 GMT
Connection: close
Content-Length: 135

### $ curl

"headers": {
"Content-Length": "",
"Accept-Language": "en-US,en;q=0.8",
"Accept-Encoding": "gzip,deflate,sdch",
"X-Forwarded-Port": "443",
"X-Forwarded-For": "",
"X-Heroku-Dynos-In-Use": "1",
"Host": "",
"Accept": "text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8",
"User-Agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686) AppleWebKit/535.11 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/17.0.963.83 Safari/535.11",
"X-Request-Start": "1350053933441",
"Accept-Charset": "ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3",
"Connection": "keep-alive",
"X-Forwarded-Proto": "https",
"Cookie": "_gauges_unique_day=1; _gauges_unique_month=1; _gauges_unique_year=1; _gauges_unique=1; _gauges_unique_hour=1",
"X-Heroku-Queue-Depth": "0",
"X-Heroku-Queue-Wait-Time": "11",
"Content-Type": ""
"args": {
"show_env": "1"
"origin": "",
"url": ""

## Installing and running from PyPI

You can install httpbin as a library from PyPI and run it as a WSGI app. For example, using Gunicorn:

$ pip install httpbin
$ gunicorn httpbin:app

## Changelog

* 0.2.0: Added an XML endpoint. Also fixes several bugs with unicode, CORS headers, digest auth, and more.
* 0.1.2: Fix a couple Python3 bugs with the random byte endpoints, fix a bug when uploading files without a Content-Type header set.
* 0.1.1: Added templates as data in
* 0.1.0: Added python3 support and (re)publish on PyPI


A [Kenneth Reitz](



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