Optional Weblate modules

Several optional modules are available for your setup.

Git exporter

New in version 2.10.

Provides you read-only access to the underlying Git repository using HTTP(S).

Installation

  1. Add weblate.gitexport to installed apps in settings.py:

INSTALLED_APPS += (
    'weblate.gitexport',
)
  1. Export existing repositories by migrating your database after installation:

weblate migrate

Usage

The module automatically hooks into Weblate and sets the exported repository URL in the Component configuration. The repositories are accessible under the /git/ part of the Weblate URL, for example https://example.org/git/weblate/master/:

git clone 'https://example.org/git/weblate/master/'

Repositories are available anonymously unless Per project access control is turned on. This requires authenticate using your API token (it can be obtained in your User profile):

git clone 'https://user:KEY@example.org/git/weblate/master/'

Billing

New in version 2.4.

This is used on Hosted Weblate to define billing plans, track invoices and usage limits.

Installation

1. Add weblate.billing to installed apps in settings.py:

INSTALLED_APPS += (
    'weblate.billing',
)
  1. Run the database migration to optionally install additional database structures for the module:

weblate migrate

Usage

After installation you can control billing in the admin interface. Users with billing enabled will get new Billing tab in their User profile.

The billing module additionally allows project admins to create new projects and components without being superusers (see Adding translation projects and components). This is possible when following conditions are met:

  • The billing is in it’s configured limits (any overusage results in blocking of project/component creation) and paid (if it’s price is non zero)

  • The user is admin of existing project with billing or user is owner of billing (the latter is necessary when creating new billing for users to be able to import new projects).

Upon project creation user is able to choose which billing should be charged for the project in case he has access to more of them.

Avatars

Avatars are downloaded and cached server-side to reduce information leaks to the sites serving them by default. The built-in support for fetching avatars from e-mails addresses configured for it can be turned off using ENABLE_AVATARS.

Weblate currently supports:

Spam protection

You can protect against suggestion spamming by unauthenticated users by using the akismet.com service.

  1. Install the akismet Python module

  2. Configure the Akismet API key.

Note

This (among other things) relies on IP address of the client, please see Running behind reverse proxy for properly configuring that.

Signing Git commits with GnuPG

New in version 3.1.

All commits can be signed by the GnuPG key of the Weblate instance.

1. Turn on WEBLATE_GPG_IDENTITY. (Weblate will generate a GnuPG key when needed and will use it to sign all translation commits.)

This feature needs GnuPG 2.1 or newer installed.

You can find the key in the DATA_DIR and the public key is shown on the “About” page:

../_images/about-gpg.png

2. Alternatively you can also import existing keys into Weblate, just set HOME=$DATA_DIR/home when invoking gpg.

Rate limiting

Changed in version 3.2: The rate limiting now accepts more fine-grained configuration.

Several operations in Weblate are rate limited. At most RATELIMIT_ATTEMPTS attempts are allowed within RATELIMIT_WINDOW seconds. The user is then blocked for RATELIMIT_LOCKOUT. There are also settings specific to scopes, for example RATELIMIT_CONTACT_ATTEMPTS or RATELIMIT_TRANSLATE_ATTEMPTS. The table below is a full list of available scopes.

The following operations are subject to rate limiting:

Name

Scope

Allowed attempts

Ratelimit window

Lockout period

Registration

REGISTRATION

5

300

600

Sending message to admins

MESSAGE

5

300

600

Password authentication on login

LOGIN

5

300

600

Sitewide search

SEARCH

6

60

60

Translating

TRANSLATE

30

60

600

Adding to glossary

GLOSSARY

30

60

600

If a user fails to log in AUTH_LOCK_ATTEMPTS times, password authentication will be turned off on the account until having gone through the process of having its password reset.