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Simple server to provide an endpoint used by pact to generate a provider state

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> Simple server to provide an endpoint used by pact to generate a provider state

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  1. Install the package:

    pip install pact_state_provider


Entrypoint pact-state-provider:

Usage: pact-state-provider [OPTIONS]

Start the state provider server on the specified host and port.

    --base-module TEXT  Module containing the state providers.
    --host TEXT         Host for the endpoint.
    --port INTEGER      Port for the endpoint.
    --help              Show this message and exit.



pact-state-provider --base-module my_provider.states
# pact requests a state:
# GET {'consumer': 'TestConsumer', 'state': 'user exists'}
-> function "my_provider.states.user_exists('TestConsumer')" is executed

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When verifying contracts with Pact a state provider is called for the particular consumer with the state requested. A consumer TestConsumer with a contract starting with given('user exists') requests the configured endpoint with the payload:

    'consumer': 'TestConsumer',
    'state': 'user exists'

In order to execute the specific provider functions without having to implement a dedicated endpoint on the provider or a dedicated application with provider specific code pact-state-provider provides a simple http server endpoint which calls an existing module function based on the request payload.

In the given example a function called user_exists (invalid characters are translated to underscores) will be executed on the specified base module (--base-module parameter).

This gives the user to maintain the state provider code in the actual provider codebase, but easily have an endpoint to use with pact.



This project uses a Makefile for various tasks. Some of the available tasks are listed below.

  • make clean - Clean build artifacts out of your project

  • make test - Run Tests

  • make plain-test - Run Tests without rebuilding the project

  • make sdist - Build a Python source distribution

  • make docs - Build the Sphinx documentation

  • make lint - Get a codestyle report about your code

  • make plain-lint - Get a codestyle report without rebuilding the project

  • make - Equivalent to make test lint docs sdist

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