Set some cache-related headers automatically, defining not-authenticated requests as public and authenticated requests as private. You can also customize these values for specific URLs. This middleware class will also setup these HTTP headers:
This middleware works and is designed to integrate Django with CloudFlare Cache (or similar services). Used in production on MinbilDinbil.dk servers.
Add django-smartcc on your requirements.txt file or just launch:
pip install -U django-smartcc
Then add django-smartcc in the installed apps and in the middleware, so add these line in your settings.py file.
# settings.py MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES += [ 'smart_cache_control.middleware.SmartCacheControlMiddleware' ]
Note: Remember that this middleware requires authentication, so it should be loaded after the django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware!
Customization and Settings
You can customize a specific Cache-control value on each URL. For example if we want to avoid cache on /hello/ , but always have it on /api/search for 5 minutes, we should write this in our settings file:
# settings.py SCC_CUSTOM_URL_CACHE = ( (r'/hello/$', 'private', 0), (r'/api/search$', 'public', 300), )
Other options are available to customize the behaviour of the middleware:
SCC_VARY_HEADERS: A list of strings specifying which headers to includ in the Vary header. Default value: ['Accept-Encoding', 'Accept-Language', 'Cookie']
SCC_SET_EXPIRE_HEADER: Define if the middleware should set the Expires header. Default value: True
SCC_MAX_AGE_PUBLIC: Define the default max-age value in seconds for public requests. Default value: 86400
SCC_MAX_AGE_PRIVATE: Define the default max-age value in seconds for private requests. Default value: 0
SCC_DISABLED: Disable the addition of headers, such as during development. Default value: False