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Exist API client implementation

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Exist API Python Client Implementation



Once you have satisfied the requirements listed above, install by running the following command from them terminal:

pip install exist

Quick Start

Install with pip install exist

python-exist can be used with one of three authorization types; basic, oauth, or an api_token

To use basic authorization and store the returned token, add your “username” and “password” in the following command:

exist authorize –username=<username> –password=<password>

If you already have a token, add it to the following command:

exist authorize –api_token=<token>

To use OAuth authorizations and store the returned token add your “App key”, “App secret” and “Redirect URL” (optional) in the following command (Note: this requires app to registered directly with Exist):

exist authorize –client_id=<app_key> –client_secret=<app_secret> –redirect_uri=<redirect_uri>

That will save the necessary credentials for making further API calls to a file called “exist.cfg”. These credentials should be kept private. You can use same the command-line client to access everything in the Exist API ( You can also access the same resources using the Python API:

>>> from exist import Exist
>>> exist = Exist(<client_id>, <client_secret>, <access_token>)
>>> print(exist.user())
    "id": 1,
    "username": "josh",
    "first_name": "Josh",
    "last_name": "Sharp",
    "bio": "I made this thing you're using.",
    "url": "",
    "avatar": "",
    "timezone": "Australia/Melbourne",
    "local_time": "2020-07-31T22:33:49.359+10:00",
    "private": false,
    "imperial_units": false,
    "attributes": [
            "group": "steps",
            "priority": 1,
            "items": [
                    "attribute": "steps",
                    "label": "Steps",
                    "value": 258,
                    "service": "Fitbit",
                    "priority": 1,
                    "private": false,
                    "value_type": 0,
                    "value_type_description": "Integer"
                    "attribute": "floors",
                    "label": "Floors",
                    "value": 2,
                    "service": "Fitbit",
                    "priority": 2,
                    "private": false,
                    "value_type": 0,
                    "value_type_description": "Integer"

More commands are available as per the help section of the exist command from exist --help


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