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A Python library for the Demisto API

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Demisto Client for Python

A Python library for the Demisto API.

Version 2.x is compatible with Demisto server version 4.5 and later.

Demisto for Python Usage

This section covers the steps you need to take to get the client configured.

1. Get a Demisto API Key

Follow these instructions to generate your Demisto API Key.

  1. In Demisto, navigate to Settings > API Keys.
  2. Click the Generate Your Key button.

To avoid hard coding configurations in your code, it is possible to specify configuration params as the following environment variables (env variables will be used if parameters are not specified):

  • DEMISTO_HTTP_HEADERS (must be in the form of: header1=value1,header2=value2,header3=value3,...headerN=valueN)
  • DEMISTO_VERIFY_SSL (true/false. Default: true)
  • XSIAM_AUTH_ID (for Cortex XSIAM only. If set, Cortex XSIAM API will be used)
  • SSL_CERT_FILE (specify an alternate certificate bundle)

2. Create a Demisto client instance with the api-key and server-url

import demisto_client

# Also possible to set env variables: DEMISTO_API_KEY and DEMISTO_BASE_URL
api_key = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
host = 'https://YOUR_DEMISTO_HOST'

api_instance = demisto_client.configure(base_url=host, api_key=api_key)

For Cortex XSIAM, we need to set the auth_id

import demisto_client

# Also possible to set env variables: DEMISTO_API_KEY, DEMISTO_BASE_URL and XSIAM_AUTH_ID
api_key = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
host = 'https://YOUR_XSIAM_HOST'

api_instance = demisto_client.configure(base_url=host, api_key=api_key, auth_id=auth_id)

Alternatively, you can login with username and password (only in xsoar):

import demisto_client

# Also possible to set env variables: DEMISTO_USERNAME DEMISTO_PASSWORD and DEMISTO_BASE_URL
host = 'https://YOUR_DEMISTO_HOST'
username = 'YOUR_USERNAME'
password = 'YOUR_PASSWORD'

api_instance = demisto_client.configure(base_url=host, username=username, password=password)

3. Create incidents

import demisto_client.demisto_api
from import ApiException

api_key = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
host = 'https://YOUR_DEMISTO_HOST'

api_instance = demisto_client.configure(base_url=host, api_key=api_key, debug=False)
create_incident_request = demisto_client.demisto_api.CreateIncidentRequest() = 'Sample Simulation Incident'
create_incident_request.type = 'Simulation'
create_incident_request.owner = 'Admin'

    api_response = api_instance.create_incident(create_incident_request=create_incident_request)
except ApiException as e:
    print("Exception when calling DefaultApi->create_incident: %s\n" % e)

Additional examples available in the docs and under the examples folder.

API Documentation

API Documentation based upon the Demisto Server Swagger API is available here



If when using an API key you encounter a response similar to the following:

{"id":"forbidden","status":403,"title":"Forbidden","detail":"Issue with CSRF code","error":"http: named cookie not present","encrypted":false,"multires":null}

It means your API key is invalid. Make sure you are using a valid API key. You can check your API key by using curl with the following request:

  curl -i -k -H 'Authorization: YOUR_API_KEY'  https://your-demisto.server.url/about

For a valid API key you will receive a response similar to the following:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Strict-Transport-Security: max-age=10886400000000000; includeSubDomains
X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
X-Frame-Options: DENY
X-Xss-Protection: 1; mode=block
Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 09:27:53 GMT
Content-Length: 189
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8

{"demistoVersion":"5.5.0", ...}


Contributions are welcome and appreciated. To contribute follow the instructions below and submit a PR.

Before merging any PRs, we need all contributors to sign a contributor license agreement. By signing a contributor license agreement, we ensure that the community is free to use your contributions.

When you open a new pull request, a bot will evaluate whether you have signed the CLA. If required, the bot will comment on the pull request, including a link to accept the agreement. The CLA document is also available for review as a PDF.

If the license/cla status check remains on Pending, even though all contributors have accepted the CLA, you can recheck the CLA status by visiting the following link (replace [PRID] with the ID of your PR):[PRID] .

Dev Environment Setup

We recommend installing both development environments. We use tox for managing environments and running unit tests.

Install tox:

pip install tox

List configured environments:

tox -l

Then setup dev virtual envs for python 3 (will also install all necessary requirements):

tox --devenv py310

Switch to python 3 env by running:

. py310/bin/activate

Running Unit Tests

We use pytest to run unit tests. Inside a virtual env you can run unit test using:

python -m pytest -v

Additionally, our build uses tox to run on multiple envs. To use tox to run on all supported environments (py38, py39, py310), run:

tox -q  

Code Generation

Library code was generated using the Demisto Server 4.5.0 Swagger definition with modifications to support later Server versions.

Important: All code under demisto_client/demisto_api is generated using the swagger code generation tool. Do not modify this code directly.

We use a script to run the generate tool and then modify as needed. If you would like to contribute DO NOT modify the generated code directly, modify the script: and then re-generate the code.

To generate the code run (requires bash, sed and docker):


Publishing a Release (demisto devs)

After merging to master, a test deployment will be pushed to: . You can test the test package by following the pip install instructions. For example:

pip install -i demisto-py

Steps to publish a production release:

  • Make sure is up to date.

  • Create and push a tag with the release version using git. For example:

    git tag v2.0.19
    git push origin v2.0.19
  • Check that the circleci build completes successfully. Once done, the release will be pushed to: .

  • Update GitHub releases: go to tags page and for the relevant tag choose from the right drop down menu: Create release. Name the release the same as the tag. Copy the text from previous releases for the description.

Congratulations! The release is now public.


Apache 2.0 - See LICENSE for more information.

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