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Package for using the Synopsys Black Duck Hub REST API.

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The hub-rest-api-python provides Python bindings for Hub REST API.

Paging and Black Duck v2022.2

In v2022.2 of Black Duck the REST API introduced a max page size to protect system resource usage. See the Black Duck release notes on Synopsys Community for the details of which API endpoints are affected. Users of the the python bindings here should leverage the Client interface which provides automatic paging support to make best use of these endpoints.

The old HubInstance interface and many of the examples using it do not perform paging and will break as a result of the changes in v2022.2.

Any issues related to the HubInstance Interface will be closed as Won't Fix

Any PRs with new or modified example scripts/utilities must use the client interface.

New in 1.0.0

Introducing the new Client class.

In order to provide a more robust long-term connection, faster performance, and an overall better experience a new Client class has been designed.

It is backed by a Requests session object. The user specifies a base URL, timeout, retries, proxies, and TLS verification upon initialization and these attributes are persisted across all requests.

At the REST API level, the Client class provides a consistent way to discover and traverse public resources, uses a generator to fetch all items using pagination, and automatically renews the bearer token.

See Client versus HubInstance Comparison and also read the Client User Guide on the Hub REST API Python Wiki.

Important Notes

The old HubInstance (in keeps its existing functionality for backwards compatibility and therefore does not currently leverage any of the new features in the Client class.

We believe that the new features are compelling enough to strongly encourage users to consider moving from HubInstance to Client. See Client versus HubInstance Comparison.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think!

To use

pip3 install blackduck
from blackduck import Client
import logging
import os

    format="[%(asctime)s] {%(module)s:%(lineno)d} %(levelname)s - %(message)s"

bd = Client(
    # verify=False  # TLS certificate verification

for project in bd.get_resource(name='projects'):


Example code showing how to work with the new Client can be found in the examples/client folder.

Examples which use the old HubInstance interface -which is not maintained- are not guaranteed to work. Use at your own risk.

Version History

Including a version history on a go-forward basis.


Retries will be attempted for all HTTP verbs, not just GET.


Using pytest

git clone
cd hub-rest-api-python
# optional but advisable: create/use virtualenv
# you should have 3.x+, e.g. Python 3.8.0+

pip3 install -r requirements.txt
pip3 install .
cd test

Install package locally

Do this when testing a new version.

git clone
cd hub-rest-api-python
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
pip3 install .

To uninstall:

pip3 uninstall blackduck

Where can I get the latest release?

This package is available on PyPi:

pip3 install blackduck


Documentation for hub-rest-api-python can be found on the base project: Hub REST API Python Wiki

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