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Description

Adds Redis support to Flask, built on top of redis-py.

Code Quality Rank: L5
Programming language: Python
License: Apache License 2.0
Latest version: v0.4.0

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flask-redis

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PyPI - Python Version Flask version support is 0.9+ redis-py version support is 2.6+ Code style: black

A nice way to use Redis in your Flask app.

Configuration

Start by installing the extension with pip install flask-redis. Once that's done, configure it within your Flask config. Set the URL of your Redis instance like this:

REDIS_URL = "redis://:password@localhost:6379/0"

If you wanna connect to a Unix socket, you can specify it like "unix://:password@/path/to/socket.sock?db=0".

Usage

Setup

To add a Redis client to your application:

from flask import Flask
from flask_redis import FlaskRedis

app = Flask(__name__)
redis_client = FlaskRedis(app)

or if you prefer, you can do it the other way around:

redis_client = FlaskRedis()
def create_app():
    app = Flask(__name__)
    redis_client.init_app(app)
    return app

Accessing Redis

The redis client you created above from FlaskRedis acts just like a regular Redis instance from the redis-py library:

from my_app import redis_client

@app.route('/')
def index():
    return redis_client.get('potato')

For detailed instructions on what methods you can use on the client, as well as how you can use advanced features such as Lua scripting, pipelines, and callbacks, please check the redis-py documentation.

Pro-tip: The redis-py package uses the redis namespace, so it's nicer to name your Redis object something like redis_client instead of just redis.

Extra features in flask-redis

Custom providers

Instead of the default Redis client from redis-py, you can provide your own. This can be useful to replace it with mockredis for testing:

from flask import Flask
from flask_redis import FlaskRedis
from mockredis import MockRedis


def create_app():
    app = Flask(__name__)
    if app.testing:
        redis_store = FlaskRedis.from_custom_provider(MockRedis)
    else:
        redis_store = FlaskRedis()
    redis_store.init_app(app)
    return app

Contributing

  1. Check for open issues or open a fresh issue to start a discussion
  2. Fork the repository on GitHub.
  3. Send a pull request with your code!

Merging will require a test which shows that the bug was fixed, or that the feature works as expected. Feel free to open a draft pull request though without such a test and ask for help with writing it if you're not sure how to.

As Bence (the only maintainer) works full-time, please allow some time before your issue or pull request is handled.