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Official Emailage API client written in Python

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The Python-language Emailage™ API client helps companies integrate with our highly efficient fraud risk and scoring system. By calling our API endpoints and simply passing us an email and/or IP Address, companies will be provided with real-time risk scoring assessments based around machine learning and proprietary algorithms that evolve with new fraud trends.

Quickstart guide

Requirements

  • Python 2.7+ or 3.3+

Installation

The Emailage client can be installed with pip:

$ pip install emailage-official

or directly from the source code:

$ git clone https://github.com/emailage/Emailage_Python.git
$ cd Emailage_Python
$ python setup.py install

Typical usage

Instantiate a client

Targeting the production servers

from emailage.client import EmailageClient
client = EmailageClient('My account SID', 'My auth token')

Targeting the sandbox environment

from emailage.client import EmailageClient
client = EmailageClient('My account SID', 'My auth token', sandbox=True)

Query risk score information for the provided email address, IP address, or a combination


from emailage.client import EmailageClient
client = EmailageClient('My account SID', 'My auth token', sandbox=True)
# For an email address
client.query('test@example.com')
# For an IP address
client.query('127.0.0.1')
# For a combination. Please note the order
client.query(('test@example.com', '127.0.0.1'))
# Pass a User Defined Record ID (URID).
# Can be used when you want to add an identifier for a query.
# The identifier will be displayed in the result.
client.query('test@example.com', urid='My record ID for test@example.com')

Explicit methods produce the same request while validating format of the arguments passed

from emailage.client import EmailageClient
client = EmailageClient('My account SID', 'My auth token', sandbox=True)
# For an email address
client.query_email('test@example.com')
# For an IP address
client.query_ip_address('127.0.0.1')
# For a combination. Please note the order
client.query_email_and_ip_address('test@example.com', '127.0.0.1')
# Pass a User Defined Record ID
client.query_email_and_ip_address('test@example.com', '127.0.0.1', urid='My record ID for test@example.com and 127.0.0.1')

Mark an email address as fraud, good, or neutral


You may report that you have found that an email address is good, is associated with fraud, or is neither (neutral).

The call to flag an email address as fraud must be accompanied by one of the fraud reasons enumerated below:

  1. Card Not Present Fraud
  2. Customer Dispute (Chargeback)
  3. First Party Fraud
  4. First Payment Default
  5. Identify Theft (Fraud Application)
  6. Identify Theft (Account Take Over)
  7. Suspected Fraud (Not Confirmed)
  8. Synthetic ID
  9. Other

Mark an email address as fraud because of Synthetic ID

from emailage.client import EmailageClient
client = EmailageClient('My account SID', 'My auth token', sandbox=True)
client.flag('fraud', 'test@example.com', 8)
client.flag_as_fraud('test@example.com', 8)
# Mark an email address as good
client.flag('good', 'test@example.com')
client.flag_as_good('test@example.com')
# Unflag an email address that was previously marked as good or fraud
client.flag('neutral', 'test@example.com')
client.remove_flag('test@example.com')

Exceptions

This client can throw exceptions on any of the following issues:

  1. When Requests has an issue, like not being able to connect from your server to the Emailage API,
  2. When incorrectly-formatted JSON is received,
  3. When an incorrectly-formatted email or IP address is passed to a flagging or explicit querying method.

Client API reference

class client.TlsVersions

An enumeration of the TLS versions supported by the Emailage API

class client.ApiDomains

API URLs for the specified domains

class client.EmailageClient(secret, token, sandbox=False, _tls_version=<SSLMethod.PROTOCOL_TLSv1_2: 5>)

__init__(secret, token, sandbox=False, _tls_version=<SSLMethod.PROTOCOL_TLSv1_2: 5>)

Creates an instance of the EmailageClient using the specified credentials and environment

Parameters:

  • secret (str) Consumer secret, e.g. SID or API key.
  • token (str) Consumer token.
  • sandbox (bool) (Optional) Whether to use a sandbox instead of a production server. Uses production by default
  • tls_version (see TlsVersions) (Optional) Uses TLS version 1.2 by default (TlsVersions.TLSv1_2 | TlsVersions.TLSv1_1)

Example:

>>> from emailage.client import EmailageClient
>>> from emailage import protocols
>>> client = EmailageClient('consumer_secret', 'consumer_token', sandbox=True, tls_version=protocols.TLSv1_1)
>>> fraud_report = client.query(('useremail@example.co.uk', '192.168.1.1'), urid='some_unique_identifier')

flag_as_fraud(query, fraud_code)

Mark an email address as fraud.

Parameters:

  • query (str) Email to be flagged
  • fraud_code (int) Reason for the email to be marked as fraud; must be one of the IDs in emailage.client.EmailageClient.FRAUD_CODES

Returns:

JSON dict of the confirmation response generated by the API

Example:

>>> from emailage.client import EmailageClient
>>> client = EmailageClient('My account SID', 'My auth token', sandbox=True)
>>> response_json = client.flag_as_fraud('test@example.com', 8)

flag_as_good(query)

Mark an email address as good.

Parameters:

query (str) Email to be flagged

Returns:

JSON dict of the confirmation response generated by the API

Example:

>>> from emailage.client import EmailageClient
>>> client = EmailageClient('My account SID', 'My auth token', sandbox=True)
>>> response_json = client.flag_as_good('test@example.com')

query(query, **params)

Base query method providing support for email, IP address, and optional additional parameters

Parameters:

  • query (str |_ (str, str)_) RFC2822-compliant Email, RFC791-compliant IP, or both
  • params (kwargs) keyword-argument form for parameters such as urid, first_name, last_name, etc.

Returns:

JSON dict of the response generated by the API

Example:

    >>> from emailage.client import EmailageClient
    >>> client = EmailageClient('consumer_secret', 'consumer_token')
    >>> response_json = client.query('test@example.com')
    >>> # Email address only
    >>> response_json = client.query('test@example.com')
    >>> # IP Address only
    >>> response_json = client.query('209.85.220.41')
    >>> # For a combination. Please note the order
    >>> response_json = client.query(('test@example.com', '209.85.220.41'))
    >>> # Pass a User Defined Record ID (URID) as an optional parameter
    >>> response_json = client.query('test@example.com', urid='My record ID for test@example.com')

query_email(email, **params)

Query a risk score information for the provided email address.

Parameters:

  • email (str) RFC2822-compliant Email
  • params (kwargs) (Optional) keyword-argument form for parameters such as urid, first_name, last_name, etc.

Returns:

JSON dict of the response generated by the API

Example:

>>> from emailage.client import EmailageClient
>>> client = EmailageClient('My account SID', 'My auth token', sandbox=True)
>>> response_json = client.query_email('test@example.com')

query_email_and_ip_address(email, ip, **params)

Query a risk score information for the provided combination of an Email and IP address

Parameters:

  • email (str) RFC2822-compliant Email
  • ip (str) RFC791-compliant IP
  • params (kwargs) (Optional) keyword-argument form for parameters such as urid, first_name, last_name, etc.

Returns:

JSON dict of the response generated by the API

Example:

>>> from emailage.client import EmailageClient
>>> client = EmailageClient('My account SID', 'My auth token', sandbox=True)
>>> response_json = client.query_email_and_ip_address('test@example.com', '209.85.220.41')
>>> response_json = client.query_email_and_ip_address('test@example.com', '209.85.220.41', urid='My record ID for test@example.com and 209.85.220.41')

remove_flag(query)

Unflag an email address that was marked as good or fraud previously.

Parameters:

query (str) Email to be flagged

Returns:

JSON dict of the confirmation response generated by the API

Example:

>>> from emailage.client import EmailageClient
>>> client = EmailageClient('My account SID', 'My auth token', sandbox=True)
>>> response_json = client.remove_flag('test@example.com')

request(endpoint, **params)

Base method to generate requests for the Emailage validator and flagging APIs

Parameters:

  • endpoint (str) API endpoint to send the request ( | /flag )
  • params (kwargs) keyword-argument list of parameters to send with the request

Returns:

JSON dict of the response generated by the API

Example:

>>> from emailage.client import EmailageClient
>>> client = EmailageClient('consumer_secret', 'consumer_token')
>>> response = client.request('/flag', email='user20180830001@domain20180830001.com', flag='good')
>>> response['query']['email']
'user20180830001%40domain20180830001.com'

set_api_domain(domain, _tls_version=<SSLMethod.PROTOCOL_TLSv1_2: 5>)

Explicitly set the API domain to use for a session of the client, typically used in testing scenarios

Parameters:

  • domain (str see :class: ApiDomains) API domain to use for the session
  • tls_version (see :class: TlsVersions) (Optional) Uses TLS version 1.2 by default (TlsVersions.TLSv1_2 | TlsVersions.TLSv1_1)

Returns:

None

Example:

>>> from emailage.client import EmailageClient
>>> from emailage.client import ApiDomains
>>> client = EmailageClient('consumer_secret', 'consumer_token')
>>> client.set_api_domain(ApiDomains.sandbox)
>>> client.domain
'https://sandbox.emailage.com'

Example:

>>> from emailage.client import EmailageClient
>>> client = EmailageClient('consumer_secret', 'consumer_token')
>>> client.set_api_domain('https://testing.emailage.com')
>>> client.domain
'https://testing.emailage.com'

set_credentials(secret, token)

Explicitly set the authentication credentials to be used when generating a request in the current session. Useful when you want to change credentials after initial creation of the client.

Parameters:

  • secret Consumer secret, e.g. SID or API key
  • token Consumer token

Returns:

None

signature.add_oauth_entries_to_fields_dict(secret, params, nonce=None, timestamp=None)

Adds dict entries to the users params dict which are required for OAuth1.0 signature generation

Parameters:

  • secret (str) API secret
  • params (dict) dictionary of values which will be sent in the query
  • nonce (str) (Optional) random string used in signature creation, uuid4() is used if not provided
  • timestamp (int) (Optional) integer-format timestamp, time.time() is used if not provided

Returns:

dict containing params and the OAuth1.0 fields required before executing signature.create

Example:

>>> from emailage.signature import add_oauth_entries_to_fields_dict
>>> query_params = dict(user_email='registered.account.user@yourcompany.com',            query='email.you.are.interested.in@gmail.com'        )
>>> query_params = add_oauth_entries_to_fields_dict('YOUR_API_SECRET', query_params)
>>> query_params['oauth_consumer_key']
'YOUR_API_SECRET'
>>> query_params['oauth_signature_method']
'HMAC-SHA1'
>>> query_params['oauth_version']
1.0

signature.create(method, url, params, hmac_key)

Generates the OAuth1.0 signature used as the value for the query string parameter oauth_signature

Parameters:

  • method (str) HTTP method that will be used to send the request ( GET | POST ); EmailageClient uses GET
  • url (str) API domain and endpoint up to the ?
  • params (dict) user-provided query string parameters and the OAuth1.0 parameters :method add_oauth_entries_to_fields_dict:
  • hmac_key (str) for Emailage users, this is your consumer token with an & (ampersand) appended to the end

Returns:

str value used for oauth_signature

Example:

>>> from emailage.signature import add_oauth_entries_to_fields_dict, create
>>> your_api_key = 'SOME_KEY'
>>> your_hmac_key = 'SOME_SECRET' + '&'
>>> api_url = 'https://sandbox.emailage.com/emailagevalidator/'
>>> query_params = { 'query': 'user.you.are.validating@gmail.com', 'user_email': 'admin@yourcompany.com' }
>>> query_params = add_oauth_entries_to_fields_dict(your_api_key, query_params)
>>> query_params['oauth_signature'] = create('GET', api_url, query_params, your_hmac_key)

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Revision History

1.1.6 (14 December 2018)

  • Fix choice of URL encoding function for Python 2.7 users

1.1.4 (17 September 2018)

  • Corrected IPv4 validation Regex to allow 0s in octets 2,3,4

1.1.0 (30 August 2018)

  • Corrected bug in the URL encoding of spaces
  • Significantly expanded documentation of signature functions
  • Extracted all OAuth signature generation logic from request generation into the signature module
  • Explicit decoding of API response bytes removes the need to run a Regex over the response

1.0.2 (30 October 2017)

  • Corrected the validation of IPv4 and IPv6 IP addresses
  • Added an optional parameter to specify TLS 1.1 or 1.2 on the initialization of EmailageClient

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