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Simple and extensible administrative interface framework for Flask

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Flask-Admin is a batteries-included, simple-to-use

_ extension that lets you add admin interfaces to Flask applications. It is inspired by the django-admin package, but implemented in such a way that the developer has total control of the look, feel and functionality of the resulting application.

Out-of-the-box, Flask-Admin plays nicely with various ORM's, including

  • SQLAlchemy 
  • MongoEngine 
  • pymongo 
    _ and
  • Peewee 

It also boasts a simple file management interface and a

redis client 
_ console.

The biggest feature of Flask-Admin is flexibility. It aims to provide a set of simple tools that can be used for building admin interfaces of any complexity. So, to start off with you can create a very simple application in no time, with auto-generated CRUD-views for each of your models. But then you can go further and customize those views & forms as the need arises.

Flask-Admin is an active project, well-tested and production ready.


Several usage examples are included in the /examples folder. Please add your own, or improve on the existing examples, and submit a pull-request.

To run the examples in your local environment::

  1. Clone the repository::

    git clone https://github.com/flask-admin/flask-admin.git
    cd flask-admin
  2. Create and activate a virtual environment::

    virtualenv env -p python3
    source env/bin/activate
  3. Install requirements::

    pip install -r examples/sqla/requirements.txt
  4. Run the application::

    python examples/sqla/run_server.py


Flask-Admin is extensively documented, you can find all of the documentation at


The docs are auto-generated from the .rst files in the /doc folder. So if you come across any errors, or if you think of anything else that should be included, then please make the changes and submit them as a pull-request.

To build the docs in your local environment, from the project directory::

tox -e docs-html

And if you want to preview any .rst snippets that you may want to contribute, go to



To install Flask-Admin, simply::

pip install flask-admin

Or alternatively, you can download the repository and install manually by doing::

git clone [email protected]:flask-admin/flask-admin.git
cd flask-admin
python setup.py install


Test are run with nose. If you are not familiar with this package you can get some more info from

their website 

To run the tests, from the project directory, simply::

pip install -r requirements-dev.txt

You should see output similar to::

Ran 102 tests in 13.132s


For all the tests to pass successfully, you'll need Postgres & MongoDB to be running locally. For Postgres::

> psql postgres
CREATE DATABASE flask_admin_test;

> psql flask_admin_test CREATE EXTENSION postgis; CREATE EXTENSION hstore;

You can also run the tests on multiple environments using tox.

3rd Party Stuff

Flask-Admin is built with the help of


If you want to localize your application, install the

_ package.

You can help improve Flask-Admin's translations through Crowdin: https://crowdin.com/project/flask-admin

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