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Platform@Mail.Ru Python REST API wrapper


This is a (Russian social network) python API wrapper. The main features are:

  • support of REST API methods
  • extra methods (scrapers) based on REST API methods

Getting Started

Install package using pip

pip install aiomailru


To use Platform@Mail.Ru API you need a registered app and Mail.Ru account:

  1. Sign up in Mail.Ru.
  2. Create standalone application.
  3. Save client_id (aka app_id), private_key, secret_key (aka app_secret).
  4. Use app_id, list of required permissions and user credentials to get session_key (aka access_token).
  5. Use the access token to make method requests.

After signing up visit the Platform@Mail.Ru REST API documentation page and create a new standalone application:

app_id = 'your_client_id'
private_key = 'your_private_key'
secret_key = 'your_secret_key'


You can authenticate with Platform@Mail.Ru OAuth2 by passing user credentials and permissions

from aiomailru.utils import full_scope

email = 'user_email'
password = 'user_password'
scope = full_scope()

to ImplicitSession

from aiomailru.sessions import ImplicitSession

session = await ImplicitSession(

List of all permissions is available here:

Now you can make requests (See. Making API request). After authentication you will get session key session.session_key and user ID session.uid. Save them to make requests later.

access_token = session.session_key
uid = session.uid
cookies = session.cookies

Cookies are required for scraping. See Scrapers.


If you already have an access token and either of two:

  • uid and private_key
  • secret_key
from aiomailru.sessions import TokenSession
session = TokenSession(

you can instantiate TokenSession and make requests.

Making API request

List of all methods is available here:

from aiomailru import API
api = API(session)

# current user's friends
friends = await api.friends.get()

# events for current user
events = await api.strream.get()

List of some objects is available here: ./docs/

Under the hood each API request is enriched with:

to authorize request.

By default, the session tries to inference which signature circuit to use:

You can explicitly choose a circuit for signing requests by passing to API one of the following sessions:

Client-Server circuit
from aiomailru import ImplicitClientSession, API
session = await ImplicitClientSession(app_id, private_key, email, password, scope)
api = API(session)

or if you already have an access token

from aiomailru import ClientSession, API
session = ClientSession(app_id, private_key, access_token, uid)
api = API(session)
Server-server circuit
from aiomailru import ImplicitServerSession, API
session = await ImplicitServerSession(app_id, secret_key, email, password, scope)
api = API(session)

or if you already have an access token

from aiomailru import ServerSession, API
session = ServerSession(app_id, secret_key, access_token)
api = API(session)


The following scrapers are available:

  • groups.get
  • groups.getInfo
  • groups.join
  • stream.getByAuthor
from aiomailru.scrapers import APIScraper

api = APIScraper(session)

# current user's groups
groups = await api.groups.get()

Scrapers have the following requirements:


If session is instance of TokenSession you must set cookies that were given by ImplicitSession:

session = ServerSession(app_id, secret_key, access_token, cookies=cookies)


Scrapers require an instance of Chrome.

You can start a new Chrome process:

from aiomailru.scrapers import APIScraper
from pyppeteer import launch

browser = await launch()
api = APIScraper(session, browser=browser)

print(browser.wsEndpoint)  # your browser's endpoint

or connect to the existing Chrome:

from aiomailru.scrapers import APIScraper
from pyppeteer import connect

browser_conn = {'browserWSEndpoint': 'your_endpoint'}
browser = await connect(browser_conn)
api = APIScraper(session, browser=browser)

Export environment variable

export PYPPETEER_BROWSER_ENDPOINT='your_endpoint'

to automatically connect to Chrome:

from aiomailru.scrapers import APIScraper

api = APIScraper(session)  # connects to PYPPETEER_BROWSER_ENDPOINT


You can replace pyppeteer.launch with pyppeteer.connect. See

Start headless chrome using

docker-compose up -d chrome

Export environment variable

export PYPPETEER_BROWSER_ENDPOINT=ws://localhost:3000

to automatically connect to Browserless container:

from aiomailru.scrapers import APIScraper

api = APIScraper(session)  # connects to ws://localhost:3000


aiomailru is released under the BSD 2-Clause License.

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