This section covers all configuration options for you to customize the behavior of RESTArt APIs.



Option name Default value Description
SERVER_NAME ‘’ The server name (scheme + domain + port)

Action mapping

Option name Default value Description
ACTION_MAP {‘HEAD’: ‘head’, ‘TRACE’: ‘trace’, ‘GET’: ‘read’, ‘PUT’: ‘replace’, ‘POST’: ‘create’, ‘DELETE’: ‘delete’, ‘OPTIONS’: ‘options’, ‘PATCH’: ‘update’} The mapping from request methods to resource actions, which is used to find the specified action to handle the request.

Parsers and Renderers

Option name Default value Description
PARSER_CLASSES (‘restart.parsers.JSONParser’, ‘restart.parsers.URLEncodedParser’, ‘restart.parsers.MultiPartParser’) The default Parser classes.
RENDERER_CLASSES (‘restart.renderers.JSONRenderer’,) The default Renderer classes.


Option name Default value Description
LOGGER_ENABLED True Enable or disable the global logger.
LOGGER_METHODS (‘GET’, ‘POST’, ‘PUT’, ‘PATCH’, ‘DELETE’) A sequence of HTTP methods whose messages should be logged.
LOGGER_LEVEL ‘INFO’ The logging level.
LOGGER_FORMAT ‘%(asctime)s.%(msecs)03d %(name)-10s %(levelname)-8s %(message)s’ The logging format for strings.
LOGGER_DATE_FORMAT ‘%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S’ The logging format for date/time.


Option name Default value Description
MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES () The middleware classes used to alter RESTArt’s requests and responses.


You can customize all of the above configuraion options by following the steps below:

  1. Create a Python module to set your preferred values:

    $ vi
  2. Set the environment variable RESTART_CONFIG_MODULE to the Python path of the above module:

    $ export

That’s all. Then, while your API is running, messages with DEBUG (or higher) level will be logged for any request whose HTTP method is POST, PUT or PATCH.