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A documented python library to consume the full pingdom API

Project description

Written by: Kenneth Wilke <>

This is a python library to provide full access to the pingdom API, along with a few additional features to make using the API easier and pythonic.

Usage examples

Connecting to pingdom

import pingdomlib
api = pingdomlib.Pingdom(username, password, apikey)

Show all checks that are not in ‘UP’ status

# See pingdomlib.pingdom documentation to see available calls and settings
pingdomchecks = api.getChecks()
for check in pingdomchecks:
    # See pingdomlib.check documentation for information on PingdomCheck class
    if check.status != 'up':
        print check

Creating a new check

newcheck = api.newCheck("New check name", "")

Updating a check

# Updates to check objects are pushed immediately to pingdom
newcheck.paused = True

Disabling change pushing for checks

api.pushChanges = False

Get last 10 pingdom alerts sent

import datetime
for alert in api.alerts(limit=10):
    time = datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(alert['time'])
    timestamp = time.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')

    print "[%s] %s is %s" % (time, alert['name'], alert['status'])

Get outages for a specific check

import datetime
check = api.getCheck(227878)
for outage in check.outages():
    # timestamp conversion
    time_start = datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(outage['timefrom'])
    timestamp_start = time_start.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')
    time_end = datetime.datetime.fromtimestamp(outage['timeto'])
    timestamp_end = time_end.strftime('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S')

    print "%s: %s from %s to %s [%dm]" % (, outage['status'],
                                          timestamp_start, timestamp_end,
                                          (outage['timeto'] -
                                          outage['timefrom']) / 60)


  • Wil Clouser
  • Ash Berlin
  • Wu Jiang
  • Gertjan Oude Lohuis
  • Benjamin Boudreau
  • Britt Gresham
  • Allard Hoeve
  • Willem de Groot
  • Aaron Fay
  • Rick van de Loo
  • Oleksandr Kushchenko
  • Steven Bailey

Special thanks

Anders Ekman, Pingdom, for offering warm and helpful support with the API

TODO list

Planned improvements

  • Optional Gzip Compression
  • Improve check update process with pushChanges disabled

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