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The SOLIDserverRest is a library to drive EfficientIP API

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This 'SOLIDserverRest' allows to easily interact with SOLIDserver's REST API. It allows managing all IPAM objects through CRUD operations.

  • Free software: BSD2 License

This 'SOLIDserverRest' is compatible with SOLIDserver version 7 and ownward.


Install 'SOLIDserverRest' using pip in your virtualenv:

	pip install SOLIDserverRest


Using the SOLIDserverRest advanced object (recommended)

All commands and object manipulation are going through a SOLIDserver main object, handling the connection to the manager and pushing API calls. The creation of a SOLIDserver object is done like that:

from SOLIDserverRest import *
from SOLIDserverRest import adv as sdsadv

SDS_LOGIN = "foo"
SDS_PWD = "bar"

sds = sdsadv.SDS(ip_address=SDS_HOST,
except SDSError as e:


More examples in the example directory.

Using the SOLIDserverRest object

The raw API is mapped using the SOLIDserverRest object which handle the connection, prepare the formating and handle some errors. It can be usefull twhen the advanced library is not yet implementing an object that you require in your code.

1. Declare endpoint API point

Set the API endpoint you want to talk with through API. Could use an IP address (v4 or v6) or a host name

  • host = IP address of the SOLIDserver server
con = SOLIDserverRest("")

2. Specify connection method

You can use native connection mode using SOLIDserver default method which provide authentication through headers in the requests with information encoded in base64

  • user = user who want to use
  • password = password of the user
	con.use_native_sds(user="apiuser", password="apipwd")

You can also use the basic authentication method for connecting the SOLIDserver.

  • user = user who want to use
  • password = password of the user
	con.use_basicauth_sds(user="apiuser", password="apipwd")

3. Set TLS security

SSL certificate chain is validated by default, to disable it, use the set_ssl_verify method

        con.set_ssl_verify(False)  # True by default
	rest_answer = con.query("method", "parameters")

Otherwise, you have to provide the certificate file:

    con = SOLIDserverRest(SERVER)

If the certificate file is not valide, an exception SDSInitError is raised.

4. Request to SOLIDserver API

You need parameters:

  • method = choose your method in the list below
  • parameters = Python dictionary with parameters you want to use
	rest_answer = con.query("method", "parameters")

5. Analyze answer

  • rest_answer => object name
  • rest_answer.status_code => current http answer code set in the object
  • rest_answer.content => Answer core from SOLIDserver API set in the object



Methods that could be used

Methods are organized to match the ontology used in SOLIDServer, you will find:

  • Sites - address spaces
  • Subnets (v4 and v6)
  • Pools (v4 and v6)
  • Addresses (v4 and v6)
  • Aliases (v4 and v6)
  • DNS servers, views, zones, RR, acl, key
  • application manager
  • DHCP server, scope, shared net, range, static, group, options
  • device manager
  • VLAN manager

More information about supported methods in the specific document


Last set of tests run on 19/Feb/2024 using:

  • SOLIDserver release 8.3.2
  • python libs:
    • chardet 5.2.0
    • urllib3 1.26.18
    • idna 3.6
    • requests 2.31.0
    • PySocks 1.7.1
    • pyOpenSSL 24.0.0
    • packaging 23.2

coverage results

---------- coverage: platform win32, python 3.11.3-final-0 -----------
Name                                  Stmts   Miss  Cover
SOLIDserverRest\             25      4    84%
SOLIDserverRest\      137     17    88%
SOLIDserverRest\               5      0   100%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\          13      0   100%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\             117     12    90%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\      82      3    96%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\            87     72    17%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\     128    113    12%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\            122     99    19%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\              150      5    97%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\       336    105    69%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\         124     15    88%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\        128      0   100%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\          185      1    99%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\              118      3    97%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\             56      1    98%
SOLIDserverRest\adv\        28      6    79%
SOLIDserverRest\                22      0   100%
TOTAL                                  1863    456    76%

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