Chockomonkey Chockomonkey - 4 months ago 145
Python Question

Deploy Flask app as windows service

I'm using the template found here: Is it possible to run a Python script as a service in Windows? If possible, how?

Here's my run.py, which i've installed as a service following the instructions in the above link.

from app import app

import win32serviceutil
import win32service
import win32event
import servicemanager
import socket


class AppServerSvc (win32serviceutil.ServiceFramework):
_svc_name_ = "Flask App"
_svc_display_name_ = "Flask App"

def __init__(self,args):
win32serviceutil.ServiceFramework.__init__(self,args)
self.hWaitStop = win32event.CreateEvent(None,0,0,None)
socket.setdefaulttimeout(60)

def SvcStop(self):
self.ReportServiceStatus(win32service.SERVICE_STOP_PENDING)
win32event.SetEvent(self.hWaitStop)

def SvcDoRun(self):
servicemanager.LogMsg(servicemanager.EVENTLOG_INFORMATION_TYPE,
servicemanager.PYS_SERVICE_STARTED,
(self._svc_name_,''))
self.main()

def main(self):
app.run(host = '192.168.1.6')

if __name__ == '__main__':
win32serviceutil.HandleCommandLine(AppServerSvc)


However, when I try to start the service i get the message:

"The Flask App service on Local Computer started and then stopped.
Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs."

Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I have tried various user accounts--i don't think it's a permission problem.

Thanks!

Answer

I can't access WSGIRequestHandler in Flask outside request, so I use Process.

import win32serviceutil
import win32service
import win32event
import servicemanager
from multiprocessing import Process

from app import app


class Service(win32serviceutil.ServiceFramework):
    _svc_name_ = "TestService"
    _svc_display_name_ = "Test Service"
    _svc_description_ = "Tests Python service framework by receiving and echoing messages over a named pipe"

    def __init__(self, *args):
        super().__init__(*args)

    def SvcStop(self):
        self.ReportServiceStatus(win32service.SERVICE_STOP_PENDING)
        self.process.terminate()
        self.ReportServiceStatus(win32service.SERVICE_STOPPED)

    def SvcDoRun(self):
        self.process = Process(target=self.main)
        self.process.start()
        self.process.run()

    def main(self):
        app.run()


if __name__ == '__main__':
    win32serviceutil.HandleCommandLine(Service)
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