datasette-proxy-url by datasette

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Proxy a URL through a Datasette instance


Install this plugin in the same environment as Datasette.

datasette install datasette-proxy-url


This plugin can be configured to set specific paths within Datasette to proxy content from another URL.

Configure the plugin like this:

    "plugins": {
        "datasette-proxy-url": {
            "paths": [
                {"path": "/proxy", "backend": ""},

Now any request to /proxy will serve the HTML content from

The content-type response header and the content body will be passed through. All other headers are currently ignored.


To set up this plugin locally, first checkout the code. Then create a new virtual environment:

cd datasette-proxy-url
python3 -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate

Now install the dependencies and test dependencies:

pip install -e '.[test]'

To run the tests: