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A library to automate Fossology from Python scripts

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Static Checks Action Fossology Tests Action

A simple wrapper for the Fossology REST API.

See the OpenAPI specification used to implement this library.



  • Install fossology and required dependencies:

    pip install fossology requests

Using the API

  • Get a REST API token either from the Fossology server under “User->Edit user account” or generate a token using the method available in this library:

    from fossology import fossology_token
    from fossology.obj import TokenScope
    FOSSOLOGY_USER = "fossy"
    TOKEN_NAME = "fossy_token"
    token = fossology_token(
  • Start using the API:

    from fossology import Fossology
    foss = Fossology(



  • All contributions in form of bug reports, feature requests or merge requests!
  • Use proper docstrings to document functions and classes
  • Don’t forget to extend the minimal testsuite with the new functions/classes
  • The documentation website can automatically be generated by the Sphinx autodoc extension


  • You can build the PyPi package using poetry:

    poetry build
  • Build documentation:

    poetry run sphinx-build docs/source docs/build
  • Cleanup builds:

    rm -r dist/ build/ docs/build/


The testsuite available in this project expects a running Fossology instance under the hostname fossology with the default admin user “fossy”.

Use the latest Fossology container from Docker hub.

  • Start the complete test suite or a specific test case:

    poetry run python fossology/tests/
    poetry run python fossology/tests/

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