0.9.7 (2022-10-26)#

Backport compatibility fixes from 1.0:

  • PyInstaller: Fix potential AttributeError due to undetected imports when requests-cache is bundled in a PyInstaller package

  • requests-oauthlib: Add support for header values as bytes for compatibility with OAuth1 features

  • cattrs: Add compatibility with cattrs 22.2

  • python: Add tests to ensure compatibility with python 3.11

  • Fix AttributeError when attempting to unpickle a CachedSession object, and instead disable pickling by raising a NotImplementedError

Add the following for forwards-compatibility with 1.0:

  • DeprecationWarnings to give an earlier notice for methods deprecated (not removed) in 1.0

  • requests_cache.policy subpackage (will replace requests_cache.cache_control module)

  • BaseCache.contains()

  • BaseCache.delete()

  • BaseCache.filter()

  • CachedSession.settings

0.9.6 (2022-08-24)#

Backport fixes from 1.0:

  • Remove potentially problematic row count from BaseCache.__str__()

  • Remove upper version constraints for all non-dev dependencies

  • Make dependency specification consistent between PyPI and Conda-Forge packages

0.9.5 (2022-06-29)#

Backport fixes from 1.0:

  • Fix usage of memory backend with install_cache()

  • Add CachedRequest.path_url property

  • Add compatibility with cattrs 22.1

0.9.4 (2022-04-22)#

Backport fixes from 1.0:

  • Fix forwarding connection parameters passed to RedisCache for redis-py 4.2 and python <=3.8

  • Fix forwarding connection parameters passed to MongoCache for pymongo 4.1 and python <=3.8

0.9.3 (2022-02-22)#

  • Fix handling BSON serializer differences between pymongo’s bson and standalone bson codec.

  • Handle CorruptGridFile error in GridFS backend

  • Fix cache path expansion for user directories (~/...) for SQLite and filesystem backends

  • Fix request normalization for request body with a list as a JSON root

  • Skip normalizing a JSON request body if it’s excessively large (>10MB) due to performance impact

  • Fix some thread safety issues:

    • Fix race condition in SQLite backend with dropping and recreating tables in multiple threads

    • Fix race condition in filesystem backend when one thread deletes a file after it’s opened but before it is read by a different thread

    • Fix multiple race conditions in GridFS backend

0.9.2 (2022-02-15)#

  • Fix serialization in filesystem backend with binary content that is also valid UTF-8

  • Fix some regression bugs introduced in 0.9.0:

    • Add support for params as a positional argument to CachedSession.request()

    • Add support for disabling expiration for a single request with CachedSession.request(..., expire_after=-1)

0.9.1 (2022-01-15)#

  • Add support for python 3.10.2 and 3.9.10 (regarding resolving ForwardRef types during deserialization)

  • Add support for key-only request parameters (regarding hashing request data for cache key creation)

  • Reduce verbosity of log messages when encountering an invalid JSON request body

0.9.0 (2022-01-01)#

See all issues and PRs for 0.9

Expiration & Headers:

  • Use Cache-Control request headers by default

  • Add support for Cache-Control: immutable

  • Add support for immediate expiration + revalidation with Cache-Control: max-age=0 and Expires: 0

  • Reset expiration for cached response when a 304 Not Modified response is received


  • Filesystem and SQLite backends: Add better error message if parent path exists but isn’t a directory

  • Redis: Improve performance by using native Redis TTL for cache expiration

Other features:

  • Support expire_after param for CachedSession.send()


  • Fix duplicate read operation for checking whether to read from redirects cache

  • Skip unnecessary contains check if a key is in the main responses cache

  • Make per-request expiration thread-safe for both CachedSession.request() and CachedSession.send()

  • Some micro-optimizations for request matching


  • Fix regression bug causing headers used for cache key to not guarantee sort order

  • Handle some additional corner cases when normalizing request data

  • Add support for BaseCache keyword arguments passed along with a backend instance

  • Fix issue with cache headers not being used correctly if cache_control=True is used with an expire_after value

  • Fix license metadata as shown on PyPI

  • Fix CachedResponse serialization behavior when using stdlib pickle in a custom serializer

0.8.1 (2021-09-15)#

  • Redact ingored_parameters from CachedResponse.url (if used for credentials or other sensitive info)

  • Fix an incorrect debug log message about skipping cache write

  • Add some additional aliases for DbDict, etc. so fully qualified imports don’t break

0.8.0 (2021-09-07)#

See all issues and PRs for 0.8

Expiration & Headers:

  • Add support for conditional requests and cache validation using:

    • ETag + If-None-Match headers

    • Last-Modified + If-Modified-Since headers

    • 304 Not Modified responses

  • If a cached response is expired but contains a validator, a conditional request will by sent, and a new response will be cached and returned only if the remote content has not changed


  • Filesystem:

    • Add FileCache.cache_dir wrapper property

    • Add FileCache.paths() method

    • Add use_cache_dir option to use platform-specific user cache directory

    • Return pathlib.Path objects for all file paths

    • Use shorter hashes for file names

  • SQLite:

    • Add SQLiteCache.db_path wrapper property

    • Add use_memory option and support for in-memory databases

    • Add use_cache_dir option to use platform-specific user cache directory

    • Return pathlib.Path objects for all file paths


  • Use cattrs by default for optimized serialization

Other features:

  • Add BaseCache.update() method as a shortcut for exporting to a different cache instance

  • Allow BaseCache.has_url() and delete_url() to optionally take parameters for requests.Request instead of just a URL

  • Allow create_key() to optionally accept parameters for requests.Request instead of a request object

  • Allow match_headers to optionally accept a list of specific headers to match

  • Add support for custom cache key callbacks with key_fn parameter

  • By default use blake2 instead of sha256 for generating cache keys

  • Slightly reduce size of serialized responses

Backwards-compatible API changes:

The following changes are meant to make certain behaviors more obvious for new users, without breaking existing usage:

  • For consistency with Cache-Control: stale-if-error, rename old_data_on_error to stale_if_error

    • Going forward, any new options based on a standard HTTP caching feature will be named after that feature

  • For clarity about matching behavior, rename include_get_headers to match_headers

    • References in the docs to cache keys and related behavior are now described as ‘request matching’

  • For consistency with other backends, rename SQLite backend classes: backends.sqlite.Db* -> SQLiteCache, SQLiteDict, SQLitePickleDict

  • Add aliases for all previous parameter/class names for backwards-compatibility


  • Add appdirs as a dependency for easier cross-platform usage of user cache directories

  • Update cattrs from optional to required dependency

  • Update itsdangerous from required to optional (but recommended) dependency

  • Require requests 2.22+ and urllib3 1.25.5+

Deprecations & removals:

  • Drop support for python 3.6

    • Note: python 3.6 support in 0.7.x will continue to be maintained at least until it reaches EOL (2021-12-23)

    • Any bugfixes for 0.8 that also apply to 0.7 will be backported

  • Remove deprecated core module

  • Remove deprecated BaseCache.remove_old_entries() method

0.7.5 (2021-09-15)#

  • Fix incorrect location of redirects.sqlite when using filesystem backend

  • Fix issue in which redirects.sqlite would get included in response paths with filesystem backend

  • Add aliases for forwards-compatibility with 0.8+

  • Backport fixes from 0.8.1

0.7.4 (2021-08-16)#

  • Fix an issue with httpdate strings from Expires headers not getting converted to UTC

  • Fix a packaging issue with extra files added to top-level wheel directory

  • Fix some issues with parallelizing tests using pytest-xdist

0.7.3 (2021-08-10)#

  • SQLite backend:

    • Update DbCache.clear() to succeed even if the database is corrupted

    • Update DbDict.bulk_delete() to split the operation into multiple statements to support deleting more items than SQLite’s variable limit (999)

  • Filesystem backend:

    • When using JSON serializer, pretty-print JSON by default

    • Add an appropriate file extension to cache files (.json, .yaml, .pkl, etc.) by default; can be overridden or disabled with the extension parameter.

  • Add a BaseCache.delete_urls() method to bulk delete multiple responses from the cache based on request URL

0.7.2 (2021-07-21)#

  • Add support for Response.next (to get the next request in a redirect chain) when 302 responses are cached directly

  • Add a CachedResponse.cache_key attribute

  • Make CachedResponse a non-slotted class to allow client code to set arbitrary attributes on it

0.7.1 (2021-07-09)#

  • Fix a bug in which Cache-Control headers would be used unexpectedly

0.7.0 (2021-07-07)#

See all issues and PRs for 0.7


  • Add a filesystem backend that stores responses as local files

  • SQLite and Filesystem: Add use_temp option to store files in a temp directory

  • SQLite: Use persistent thread-local connections, and improve performance for bulk operations

  • DynamoDB: Fix DynamoDbDict.__iter__ to return keys instead of values

  • MongoDB: Remove usage of deprecated pymongo Collection.find_and_modify()

  • Allow passing any backend-specific connection kwargs via CachedSession to the underlying connection function or object:

    • SQLite: sqlite3.connect

    • DynamoDB: boto3.resource

    • Redis: redis.Redis

    • MongoDB and GridFS: pymongo.MongoClient

Expiration & Headers:

  • Add optional support for the following request headers:

    • Cache-Control: max-age

    • Cache-Control: no-cache

    • Cache-Control: no-store

  • Add optional support for the following response headers:

    • Cache-Control: max-age

    • Cache-Control: no-store

    • Expires

  • Add cache_control option to CachedSession to enable usage of cache headers

  • Add support for HTTP timestamps (RFC 5322) in expire_after parameters

  • Add support for bypassing the cache if expire_after=0

  • Add support for making a cache allowlist using URL patterns


  • Add data models for all serialized objects

  • Add a JSON serializer

  • Add a YAML serializer

  • Add a BSON serializer

  • Add optional support for cattrs

  • Add optional support for ultrajson

Other features:

  • requests-cache is now fully typed and PEP-561 compliant

  • Add option to manually cache response objects with BaseCache.save_response()

  • Add BaseCache.keys() and values() methods

  • Add BaseCache.response_count() method to get an accurate count of responses (excluding invalid and expired)

  • Show summarized response details with str(CachedResponse)

  • Add more detailed repr methods for CachedSession, CachedResponse, and BaseCache

  • Add support for caching multipart form uploads

  • Update BaseCache.urls to only skip invalid responses, not delete them (for better performance)

  • Update ignored_parameters to also exclude ignored request params, body params, or headers from cached response data (to avoid storing API keys or other credentials)

  • Update old_data_on_error option to also handle error response codes

  • Only log request exceptions if old_data_on_error is set


  • Add minimum requests version of 2.17

  • Add attrs as a dependency for improved serialization models

  • Add cattrs as an optional dependency

  • Add some package extras to install optional dependencies (via pip install):

    • requests-cache[all] (to install everything)

    • requests-cache[bson]

    • requests-cache[json]

    • requests-cache[dynamodb]

    • requests-cache[mongodb]

    • requests-cache[redis]

Compatibility and packaging:

  • Fix some compatibility issues with requests 2.17 and 2.18

  • Run pre-release tests for each supported version of requests

  • Packaging is now handled with Poetry. For users, installation still works the same. For developers, see Contributing Guide for details

0.6.4 (2021-06-04)#

Fix a bug in which filter_fn() would get called on response.request instead of response

0.6.3 (2021-04-21)#

  • Fix false positive warning with include_get_headers

  • Fix handling of decode_content parameter for CachedResponse.raw.read()

  • Replace deprecated pymongo Collection.count() with estimated_document_count()

0.6.2 (2021-04-14)#

  • Explicitly include docs, tests, and examples in sdist

0.6.1 (2021-04-13)#

  • Handle errors due to invalid responses in BaseCache.urls

  • Add recently renamed BaseCache.remove_old_entries() back, as an alias with a DeprecationWarning

  • Make parent dirs for new SQLite databases

  • Add aws_access_key_id and aws_secret_access_key kwargs to DynamoDbDict

  • Update GridFSPickleDict.__delitem__ to raise a KeyError for missing items

  • Demote most logging.info statements to debug level

  • Exclude test directory from find_packages()

  • Make integration tests easier to run and/or fail more quickly in environments where Docker isn’t available

0.6.0 (2021-04-09)#

See all issues and PRs for 0.6

Thanks to Code Shelter and contributors for making this release possible!


  • SQLite: Allow passing user paths (~/path-to-cache) to database file with db_path param

  • SQLite: Add timeout parameter

  • Make default table names consistent across backends ('http_cache')


  • Cached responses are now stored with an absolute expiration time, so CachedSession.expire_after no longer applies retroactively. To revalidate previously cached items with a new expiration time see below:

  • Add support for overriding original expiration (i.e., revalidating) in CachedSession.remove_expired_responses()

  • Add support for setting expiration for individual requests

  • Add support for setting expiration based on URL glob patterns

  • Add support for setting expiration as a datetime

  • Add support for explicitly disabling expiration with -1 (Since None may be ambiguous in some cases)


  • Note: Due to the following changes, responses cached with previous versions of requests-cache will be invalid. These old responses will be treated as expired, and will be refreshed the next time they are requested. They can also be manually converted or removed, if needed (see notes below).

  • Add example script to convert an existing cache from previous serialization format to new one

  • When running remove_expired_responses(), also remove responses that are invalid due to updated serialization format

  • Add CachedResponse class to wrap cached requests.Response objects, which makes additional cache information available to client code

  • Add CachedHTTPResponse class to wrap urllib3.response.HTTPResponse objects, available via CachedResponse.raw

    • Re-construct the raw response on demand to avoid storing extra data in the cache

    • Improve emulation of raw request behavior used for iteration, streaming requests, etc.

  • Add BaseCache.urls property to get all URLs persisted in the cache

  • Add optional support for itsdangerous for more secure serialization

Other features:


  • Fix caching requests with data specified in json parameter

  • Fix caching requests with verify parameter

  • Fix duplicate cached responses due to some unhandled variations in URL format

  • Fix usage of backend-specific params when used in place of cache_name

  • Fix potential TypeError with DbPickleDict initialization

  • Fix usage of CachedSession.cache_disabled if used within another contextmanager

  • Fix non-thread-safe iteration in BaseCache

  • Fix get_cache(), clear(), and remove_expired_responses() so they will do nothing if requests-cache is not installed

  • Update usage of deprecated MongoClient save() method

  • Replace some old bugs with new and different bugs, just to keep life interesting


  • Add itsdangerous as a dependency for secure serialization

  • Add url-normalize as a dependency for better request normalization and reducing duplications

Deprecations & removals:

  • Drop support for python 2.7, 3.4, and 3.5

  • Deprecate core module; all imports should be made from top-level package instead

    • e.g.: from requests_cache import CachedSession

    • Imports from requests_cache.core will raise a DeprecationWarning, and will be removed in a future release

  • Rename BaseCache.remove_old_entries() to remove_expired_responses(), to match its wrapper method CachedSession.remove_expired_responses()

Docs & Tests:

  • Add type annotations to main functions/methods in public API, and include in documentation on readthedocs

  • Add Contributing Guide, Security info, and more examples & detailed usage info in User Guide and Advanced Usage sections.

  • Increase test coverage and rewrite most tests using pytest

  • Add containerized backends for both local and CI integration testing

0.5.2 (2019-08-14)#

  • Fix DeprecationWarning from collections #140

0.5.1 (2019-08-13)#

  • Remove Python 2.6 Testing from travis #133

  • Fix DeprecationWarning from collections #131

  • vacuum the sqlite database after clearing a table #134

  • Fix handling of unpickle errors #128

0.5.0 (2019-04-18)#

Project is now added to Code Shelter

  • Add gridfs support, thanks to @chengguangnan

  • Add dynamodb support, thanks to @ar90n

  • Add response filter #104, thanks to @christopher-dG

  • Fix bulk_commit #78

  • Fix remove_expired_responses missed in init.py #93

  • Fix deprecation warnings #122, thanks to mbarkhau

  • Drop support for python 2.6

0.4.13 (2016-12-23)#

  • Support PyMongo3, thanks to @craigls #72

  • Fix streaming releate issue #68

0.4.12 (2016-03-19)#

  • Fix ability to pass backend instance in install_cache #61

0.4.11 (2016-03-07)#

  • ignore_parameters feature, thanks to @themiurgo and @YetAnotherNerd (#52, #55)

  • More informative message for missing backend dependencies, thanks to @Garrett-R (#60)

0.4.10 (2015-04-28)#

  • Better transactional handling in sqlite #50, thanks to @rgant

  • Compatibility with streaming in requests >= 2.6.x

0.4.9 (2015-01-17)#

  • expire_after now also accepts timedelta, thanks to @femtotrader

  • Added Ability to include headers to cache key (include_get_headers option)

  • Added string representation for CachedSession

0.4.8 (2014-12-13)#

  • Fix bug in reading cached streaming response

0.4.7 (2014-12-06)#

  • Fix compatibility with Requests > 2.4.1 (json arg, response history)

0.4.6 (2014-10-13)#

  • Monkey patch now uses class instead lambda (compatibility with rauth)

  • Normalize (sort) parameters passed as builtin dict

0.4.5 (2014-08-22)#

  • Requests==2.3.0 compatibility, thanks to @gwillem

0.4.4 (2013-10-31)#

  • Check for backend availability in install_cache(), not at the first request

  • Default storage fallbacks to memory if sqlite is not available

0.4.3 (2013-09-12)#

  • Fix response.from_cache not set in hooks

0.4.2 (2013-08-25)#

  • Fix UnpickleableError for gzip responses

0.4.1 (2013-08-19)#

  • requests_cache.enabled() context manager

  • Compatibility with Requests 1.2.3 cookies handling

0.4.0 (2013-04-25)#

  • Redis backend. Thanks to @michaelbeaumont

  • Fix for changes in Requests 1.2.0 hooks dispatching

0.3.0 (2013-02-24)#

  • Support for Requests 1.x.x

  • CachedSession

  • Many backward incompatible changes

0.2.1 (2013-01-13)#

  • Fix broken PyPi package

0.2.0 (2013-01-12)#

  • Last backward compatible version for Requests 0.14.2

0.1.3 (2012-05-04)#

  • Thread safety for default sqlite backend

  • Take into account the POST parameters when cache is configured with ‘POST’ in allowable_methods

0.1.2 (2012-05-02)#

  • Reduce number of sqlite database write operations

  • fast_save option for sqlite backend

0.1.1 (2012-04-11)#

  • Fix: restore responses from response.history

  • Internal refactoring (MemoryCache -> BaseCache, reduce_response and restore_response moved to BaseCache)

  • connection option for MongoCache

0.1.0 (2012-04-10)#

  • initial PyPI release