Pyramid framework provides basic configuration file support for applications. It is INI file based. Websauna provides its own inclusion mechanism over settings files.

  • Websauna core settings are documented here

  • Websauna addons and Pyramid packages can have their own settings in the configuration files

  • Your application can have its own settings. For example, you might want to switch between API service endpoints for development.ini, production.ini and test.ini

Accessing settings

Pyramid pyramid.registry.Registry exposes settings as dictionary registry.settings.

Accessing settings in views

Registry is exposed vie request.registry. Example:


from pyramid.settings import aslist

def my_view(request):

    settings = request.registry.settings
    # Get a list of enabled social logins
    social_logins = aslist(settings.get("websauna.social_logins", ""))

Accessing settings in initialization

For websauna.system.Initializer you can use self.settings (also available through self.config.registry.settings via pyramid.config.Configurator.


from pyramid.settings import asbool

class Initializer:

    # ...

    def make_wsgi_app(self, sanity_check=True):

        # Get boolean settings
        sanity_check = asbool(self.settings.get("websauna.sanity_check", True))

        # Now use it
        if sanity_check:

More information

See also

  • pyramid.settings.asbool() - parse boolean value from raw string setting

  • pyramid.settings.aslist() - parse list of values from raw string setting

Future compatibility

Long term plan is to replace INI files with more robust and extensible solution.