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Abiquo API Python Client

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Abiquo API Python Client

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This is a Python client for the Abiquo API. It allows to consume the API in a dynamic way and to navigate its resources using its built-in linking features.

The project depends on requests and optionally on requests_oauthlib, if you prefer to use OAuth instead of Basic Authentication.


You can easily install the module with:

pip install abiquo-api


Using the client is pretty straightforward. Here are some examples:

Using HTTP Basic Authentication

This example shows how to get the list of existing datacenters and how to navigate its links to create a rack in each of them:

import json
from abiquo.client import Abiquo
from abiquo.client import check_response

api = Abiquo(API_URL, auth=(username, password))
code, datacenters = api.admin.datacenters.get(

print "Response code is: %s" % code
for dc in datacenters:
    print "Creating rack in datacenter %s [%s]" % (, dc.location)
    code, rack = dc.follow('racks').post(
            data=json.dumps({'name': 'New rack'}),
    check_response(201, code, rack)
    print "Response code is: %s" % code
    print "Created Rack: %s" %

Note that you don't need to care about pagination, the client handles it internally for you.

Using an OpenID Bearer access token

If your platform uses OpenID and you have a Bearer access token, you can configure the client as follows:

import json
from abiquo.client import Abiquo
from abiquo.auth import BearerTokenAuth 

api = Abiquo(API_URL, auth=BearerTokenAuth(token))

Using a token authentication

import json
from abiquo.client import Abiquo
from abiquo.auth import TokenAuth 

api = Abiquo(API_URL, auth=TokenAuth(token))

Using OAuth

To use OAuth first you have to register your client application in the Abiquo API. To do that, you can use the script as follows, and it will register the application and generate the access tokens:

$ python 
Abiquo API endpoint: http://localhost/api
Username or OpenID access_token (prefixed with "openid:"): your-username
Password: your-password
Application name: My Cool App

App key: 54e00f27-6995-40e8-aefe-75f76f514d89
App secret: eayP6ll3G02ypBhQBmg0398HYBldkf3B5Jqti73Z
Access token: c9c9bd44-6812-4ddf-b39d-a27f86bf03da
Access token secret: MifYOffkoPkhk33ZTiGOYnIg8irRjw7BlUCR2GUh7IQKv4omfENlMi/tr+gUdt5L8eRCSYKFQVhI4Npga6mXIVl1tCMHqTldYfqUJZdHr0c=

If your Abiquo platform uses OpenID, then you can register your application using the Access Token as follows:

$ python 
Abiquo API endpoint: http://localhost/api       
Username or OpenID access_token (prefixed with "openid:"): openid:bac4564c-4522-450e-985b-5f880f02a3dd
Application name: My Cool App

App key: 685df603-cb51-4ffa-bd7e-8b0235f5ac70
App secret: HtoICXYr2WENp5D1g7UjbifNizTFh1I3AW3ylEjm
Access token: b1b2856e-5098-4a54-ae3c-d99b739f6770
Access token secret: pBioSC7SNv/0lPRQWBiOr9uSXf8bIs6D2jVVAy2WkBq3Vr37efMKv3mTugk9+TlTAtrWPsPoPdHDGjEtbb5PBHKb2JKWUC9y+OZ44I4v9kk=

Once you have the tokens, you just have to create the authentication object and pass it to the Abiquo client as follows:

from requests_oauthlib import OAuth1
from abiquo.client import Abiquo

APP_KEY = '54e00f27-6995-40e8-aefe-75f76f514d89'
APP_SECRET = 'eayP6ll3G02ypBhQBmg0398HYBldkf3B5Jqti73Z'
ACCESS_TOKEN = 'c9c9bd44-6812-4ddf-b39d-a27f86bf03da'
ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET = 'MifYOffkoPkhk33ZTiGOYnIg8irRjw7BlUCR2GUh7IQKv4omfENlMi/tr+gUdt5L8eRCSYKFQVhI4Npga6mXIVl1tCMHqTldYfqUJZdHr0c='


api = Abiquo(API_URL, auth=oauth)

And that's it! Now you can use the Abiquo client as shown in the Basic Authentication examples.

Running the tests

You can run the unit tests as follows:

pip install requests requests_oauthlib httpretty
python -m unittest discover -v


This project is still in an early development stage and is still incomplete. All contributions are welcome, so feel free to raise a pull request.


The Abiquo API Java Client is licensed under the Apache License version 2. For further details, see the LICENSE file.

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