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Python microservice and application client for the Cumulocity REST API

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This project is a Python client for the Cumulocity REST API to make it easier to develop programs, scripts, device agents or microservices in Python.

See also the documentation on Read the Docs.



Before installing the module (or any module for that matter) consider creating a virtual environment for your project. This is generally preferred over installing modules and dependencies globally:

cd <project-root>
python3 -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate

Installation from PyPI

The recommended way is to install the lastest distribution package directly from the Python Package Index (PyPI). You can either add c8y_api as a dependency to your project using setup.cfg, or install it manually:

pip install c8y_api

Installation using pip

Releases are also archived within the GitHub releases page. The module is released as standard Python wheel (.whl file). It can be downloaded and installed using pip using the following command:

pip install <release wheel file>

Like installing from PyPI, this will install all necessary dependencies automatically. For your reference, the module's dependencies are also listed in file requirements.txt.

Manual installation

Alternatively, you can clone the repository. The module sources can be used directly within your Python 3 project. Simply copy the c8y_api folder to your sources root and install the requirements by running the following command:

pip3 install -r requirements.txt

The requirements.txt file is part of the sources.

If the c8y_api folder is in your sources root folder all imports should work right away. Alternatively you can add c8y_api to your PYHTONPATH:

export PYTHONPATH=<project-root>/c8y_api; $PYTHONPATH


This project is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license - see

These tools are provided as-is and without warranty or support. They do not constitute part of the Software AG product suite. Users are free to use, fork and modify them, subject to the license agreement. While Software AG welcomes contributions, we cannot guarantee to include every contribution in the master project.

You can find additional information in the Software AG TECHcommunity. There is also an introductory article (Getting started with the Cumulocity Python API) available.

Contact us at TECHcommunity if you have any questions.

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