Girder Improves Capabilities with 1.3.3 Release

November 3, 2015

Girder 1.3.3 has been released! The release updates the PyMongo dependency to the latest major version. It also allows OAuth users to convert into password-login users and exposes system log files via the Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interface (API) for system administrators.

Girder 1.3.3 changes the policy of creating default folders underneath a newly-created collection so that default folders are not created. Furthermore, plugins can now be loaded from multiple directories that can be specified via the configuration file, and the hierarchy widget now displays the counts of child folders and items under a folder.

Additions to version 1.3.3 include a fully-featured markdown widget with preview and inline image uploading, a function to remove missing files from an assetstore, a function to the server-side Python API to easily upload a new file from a file-like object, and a REST endpoint for looking up a resource by a path rather than an ID. Also added is flexibility to the AccessWidget to make it more customizable and composable.

Girder 1.3.3 features improvements to documentation, to error reporting in cases of plugins that have missing dependencies, and to security of the temporary access workflow for resetting a forgotten password. Bug fixes were made regarding stream-downloading very large zip files and in the quota plugin, where quotas were not always enforced properly.

Girder is a free and open-source web-based data management platform. For more information and to download the latest version of Girder, please visit You can also install the latest version using pip:

pip install girder


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