Pode is a Cross-Platform framework, completely written in PowerShell, for creating web servers to host REST APIs, Web Pages, and SMTP/TCP Servers. Pode also allows you to render dynamic files using
.pode files, which are just embedded PowerShell, or other Third-Party template engines. Plus many more features, including Azure Functions and AWS Lambda support!
See here for building your first app!
All documentation and tutorials for Pode can be found here - this documentation will be for the latest release.
To see the docs for other releases, branches or tags, you can host the documentation locally. To do so you'll need to have the
Invoke-Build module installed; then:
Then navigate to
http://127.0.0.1:8000 in your browser.
- Cross-platform using PowerShell Core (with support for PS5)
- Docker support, including images for ARM/Raspberry Pi
- Azure Functions, AWS Lambda, and IIS support
- OpenAPI, Swagger, and ReDoc support
- Listen on a single or multiple IP address/hostnames
- Cross-platform support for HTTP, HTTPS, TCP and SMTP
- Cross-platform support for server-to-client WebSockets, including secure WebSockets
- Host REST APIs, Web Pages, and Static Content (with caching)
- Support for custom error pages
- Request and Response compression using GZip/Deflate
- Multi-thread support for incoming requests
- Inbuilt template engine, with support for third-parties
- Async timers for short-running repeatable processes
- Async scheduled tasks using cron expressions for short/long-running processes
- Supports logging to CLI, Files, and custom logic for other services like LogStash
- Cross-state variable access across multiple runspaces
- Restart the server via file monitoring, or defined periods/times
- Ability to allow/deny requests from certain IP addresses and subnets
- Basic rate limiting for IP addresses and subnets
- Middleware and Sessions on web servers, with Flash message and CSRF support
- Authentication on requests, such as Basic and Windows Active Directory
- Support for dynamically building Routes from Functions and Modules
- (Windows) Generate/bind self-signed certificates, and signed certificates
- (Windows) Open the hosted server as a desktop application
You can install Pode from either Chocolatey, the PowerShell Gallery, or Docker:
# chocolatey choco install pode # powershell gallery Install-Module -Name Pode # docker docker pull badgerati/pode
The full contributing guide can be found here
Pull Requests, Bug Reports and Feature Requests are welcome! Feel free to help out with Issues and Projects!
To run the unit tests, run the following command from the root of the repository (this will auto-install Pester for you):
To work on issues you can fork Pode, and then open a Pull Request for approval. Pull Requests should be made against the
develop branch. Each Pull Request should also have an appropriate issue created.