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Plug – specification and conveniences for composable modules between web applications

Plug is a specification for composable modules between web applications.

It also offers connection adapters for different web servers in the Erlang VM

Plug is free and open source software.

This project aims to ship with different plugs that can be re-used across applications:

  • Plug.BasicAuth – provides Basic HTTP authentication.
  • Plug.CSRFProtection – adds Cross-Site Request Forgery protection to your application. Typically required if you are using Plug.Session.
  • Plug.Head – converts HEAD requests to GET requests.
  • Plug.Logger – logs requests.
  • Plug.MethodOverride – overrides a request method with one specified in the request parameters.
  • Plug.Parsers – responsible for parsing the request body given its content-type.
  • Plug.RequestId – sets up a request ID to be used in logs.
  • Plug.RewriteOn – rewrite the request’s host/port/protocol from x-forwarded-* headers.
  • Plug.Session – handles session management and storage.
  • Plug.SSL – enforces requests through SSL.
  • Plug.Static – serves static files.
  • Plug.Telemetry – instruments the plug pipeline with :telemetry events.

Support: GitHub Code Repositoy
Developer: Plataformatec
License: Apache License, Version 2.0

Plug is written in Elixir. Learn Elixir with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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