= Tracd = Tracd is a lightweight standalone Trac web server. In most cases it's easier to setup and runs faster than the [wiki:TracCgi CGI script]. == Pros == * Fewer dependencies: You don't need to install apache or any other web-server. * Fast: Should be as fast as the [wiki:TracModPython mod_python] version (and much faster than the [wiki:TracCgi CGI]). == Cons == * Less features: Tracd implements a very simple web-server and is not as configurable as Apache HTTPD. * No native HTTPS support: [http://www.rickk.com/sslwrap/ sslwrap] can be used instead, or [http://lists.edgewall.com/archive/trac/2005-August/004381.html STUNNEL]. == Usage examples == A single project on port 8080. (http://localhost:8080/) {{{ $ tracd -p 8080 /path/to/project }}} With more than one project. (http://localhost:8080/project1/ and http://localhost:8080/project2/) {{{ $ tracd -p 8080 /path/to/project1 /path/to/project2 }}} You can't have the last portion of the path identical between the projects since that's how trac keeps the URLs of the different projects unique. So if you use /project1/path/to and /project2/path/to, you will only see the second project. == Using Authentication == Tracd provides support for both Basic and Digest authentication. The default is to use Digest; to use Basic authentication, replace `--auth` with `--basic-auth` in the examples below, and omit the realm. If the file `/path/to/users.htdigest` contain user accounts for project1 with the realm "mycompany.com", you'd use the following command-line to start tracd: {{{ $ tracd -p 8080 --auth project1,/path/to/users.htdigest,mycompany.com /path/to/project1 }}} ''Note that the project “name” passed to the `--auth` option is actually the base name of the project environment directory."" Of course, the digest file can be be shared so that it is used for more than one project: {{{ $ tracd -p 8080 --auth project1,/path/to/users.htdigest,mycompany.com --auth project2,/path/to/users.htdigest,mycompany.com /path/to/project1 /path/to/project2 }}} == Generating Passwords Without Apache == If you don't have Apache available, you can use this simple Python script to generate your passwords: {{{ from optparse import OptionParser import md5 # build the options usage = "usage: %prog [options]" parser = OptionParser(usage=usage) parser.add_option("-u", "--username",action="store", dest="username", type = "string", help="the username for whom to generate a password") parser.add_option("-p", "--password",action="store", dest="password", type = "string", help="the password to use") (options, args) = parser.parse_args() # check options if (options.username is None) or (options.password is None): parser.error("You must supply both the username and password") # Generate the string to enter into the htdigest file realm = 'trac' kd = lambda x: md5.md5(':'.join(x)).hexdigest() print ':'.join((options.username, realm, kd([options.username, realm, options.password]))) }}} ---- See also: TracInstall, TracCgi, TracModPython, TracGuide