Version 7 (modified by Alec Thomas, 12 years ago) (diff)


Trac XML-RPC Plugin


* Please note that this is still alpha software, so the API may change *

This plugin allows Trac plugins to export select parts of their interface via XML-RPC.

It also includes some exported functions for manipulating tickets, with plans to include interfaces to other parts of Trac's API.

The browseable XML-RPC URI suffix is /RPC2, however most XML-RPC clients should use the authenticated URI suffix /login/RPC2 as this is correctly authenticated by Trac.

For example, for TracHacks the URI would be or


If the HTTP request to this URI is not XML, the XmlRpcPlugin will list all exported functions that the current user has permission to use.


Unfortunately, due to some issues with mod_pythons FieldStorage emultation layer, this plugin requires the patch in [trac-ticket:2509 #T2509] to be applied to your Trac installation.

Once this patch has been applied, install in the same manner as any other Trac plugin:

# python bdist_egg
# cp dist/*.egg /srv/trac/env/plugins

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for XmlRpcPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from [download:xmlrpcplugin here].


You can check out the source for XmlRpcPlugin from Subversion at


End-User Usage

Obtain a list of XML-RPC exported functions available to my user:

import xmlrpclib

server = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy("http://athomas:password@localhost/trac-dev/login/RPC2")

print server.tracrpc.api.list_xmlrpc_functions()

List all tickets that are owned by athomas:

import xmlrpclib

server = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy("http://athomas:password@localhost/trac-dev/login/RPC2")
print server.tracrpc.ticket.query_tickets("owner=athomas")

API Usage

Export a "hello world' function:

from tracrpc.api import IXMLRPCProvider
from trac.core import Component, implements

class HelloWorld(Component):

  def hello_world(self):
    return "Hello world"

  def get_xmlrpc_functions(self):
    yield ('WIKI_VIEW', self.hello_world)


Author: athomas


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