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WebApollo API library

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Apollo is a Python library for interacting with WebApollo


from apollo import WebApolloInstance
wa = WebApolloInstance('https://fqdn/apollo', '', 'password')

orgs = wa.organisms.add_organism(

# Give webapollo a second to process the uploaded organism.

# Then add yourself to permission list
data = wa.users.update_organism_permissions(

Or with the new Arrow client:

$ arrow groups create_group university
    "publicGroup": false,
    "class": "org.bbop.apollo.UserGroup",
    "name": "university",
    "users": null,
    "id": 558319
$ arrow users get_users | \
    jq '.[] | select(.username | contains("")) | .username' | \
    xargs -n1 arrow users add_to_group university
# OR
$ arrow users get_users | \
    jq '.[] | select(.username | contains("")) | .username' | \
    paste -s -d',' | \
    xargs arrow group update_membership 558319 --users


  • 3.0.4
  • 3.0.3
    • findAllOrganisms works correctly, client side filtering no longer necessary.
  • 3.0.2
    • Patch a bug discovered in io.write, thanks Morgan!
  • 3.0
    • “Arrow” CLI utility
    • More pythonic API and many workarounds for Apollo bugs or oddities
    • Complete package restructure
    • Nearly all functions renamed
  • 2.0
    • Galaxy Functions
    • TTL Cache to work around Galaxy’s behaviour
    • Status and Canned* Clients from @abretaud
  • 1.0
    • Initial release


Available under the MIT License


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (Award 1565146)

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