An advanced REST API written in Python for a generic social media website
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Mattia Giambirtone 1d1f2368fe
3 months ago
src Refactoring 3 months ago
templates/email Added support for various types of email verification and email templates 8 months ago
.gitignore Updated .gitignore and removed .idea directory 8 months ago Minor documentation improvements 8 months ago
LICENSE Initial commit 8 months ago Minor changes to README 8 months ago
requirements.txt Large rework of the application for better documentation support 8 months ago


An advanced REST API written in Python for a generic social media website.

Note: This is a WIP so far.

Tech Stack

The project is written using FastAPI, piccolo and uvicorn. Other awesome libraries used (only direct dependencies are listed here):

Feature overview

Note: Not all of this is implemented yet

  • Simple authentication system using salted bcrypt hashes for password storage
  • Integrated email system with verification support (optional)
  • Integrated database using PostgreSQL as a backend
  • Simple rate limiting using redis/in-memory storage
  • Support for various kinds of media stored in a CDN, directly inside the database or on a local/remote filesystem
  • Regular social media mechanics: (Un)following users, posting media with captions, stories, etc.
  • User settings (change username, email, bio, password, profile picture, etc.)
  • Simple messaging system using websockets or a polling HTTP API
  • Admin functionality with basic metrics and administration features (flagging/deleting users/posts, handling tickets, etc.)

Note: For security reasons, password and email changes require an email confirmation. Changing the email also forces the user to verify the new address again.


Move the *.py.example files to their respective *.py files, fill them as necessary, then simply install the dependencies via pip and run


This software is licensed under the MIT license. For more information, read the license file