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Manage Nginx basic auth files. Think htpasswd as lib. Writes SSHA hashes.

Project Description

Manage Nginx basic auth files.

Implements a subset of commands from htpasswd.

Writes SSHA hashes.


Python 2.7 and libzip headers.


sudo apt-get install libzip-dev

Virtualenv (optional):

sudo apt-get install python-virtualenv


For the current user (recommended):

pip install --user pwman
# make sure you have $HOME/.local/bin on your PATH
pwman --help

In a virtualenv:

# create virtualenv
mkdir -p ~/lib/python
virtualenv ~/lib/python/pwman

# install using virtualenv's pip (>= 0.8.2)
~/lib/python/pwman/bin/pip install pwman

# add ~/bin to your PATH if you have not done so already
cd ~/bin
ln -s ~/lib/python/pwman/bin/pwman

pwman --help


sudo pip install pwman
pwman --help

Tested on vanilla Ubuntu 12.04 Server.


The virtual env:

rm -r ~/bin/pwman ~/lib/python/pwman


First timer:

virtualenv .virtualenv
source .virtualenv/bin/activate
python develop

Next time:

source .virtualenv/bin/activate


This project uses tox.

Install tox:

sudo apt-get install tox



This creates a virtualenvs for all supported versions (see tox.ini) and runs all tests.

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