SDK for using the Idfy API in Python
Idfy Python SDK
A Python SDK for simple integration with the Idfy REST API.
Supports Python 3.5 and above. (3.5, 3.6, 3.7)
The package is available on PyPI. Use of Pipenv is recommended (https://pipenv.readthedocs.io):
pipenv install idfy-sdk
Although it's just as easy to install without Pipenv:
pip install idfy-sdk
This SDK was made to use as few external libraries as possible. It uses only the excellent "Requests" module (http://docs.python-requests.org/en/master/) which is probably the most commonly used Python library as of the writing of this document.
Working on the Code
Developers who want to make changes to the codebase are welcome to do so, but if you want to run the included unit-tests you need to download and run the Idfy mock server (https://github.com/idfy-io/idfy-mock-server). Once the server is up and running, all you have to do is navigate to the root folder of the SDK and type:
python -m unittest
If you're developing on a Linux-based system, remember to replace "python" with your desired Python interpreter as appropriate.
We know that many of our customers have very talented in-house developers, and we want to encourage our customers to make any changes they want to make the SDK perfectly suit their needs. Please feel free to send any potential questions or suggestions for improvement to our support channels listed below. We appreciate the feedback.
The example below shows how to get the details of a specific document.
# Import the SDK into your module import idfy_sdk # Set your credentials and desired scopes idfy_sdk.IdfyConfiguration.set_client_credentials("Your client ID here", "Your client secret here", ["A list containing all your desired scopes (see documentation)"]) # Make a call to retrieve the document service = idfy_sdk.services.SignatureService() document_info = service.get_document(document_id) print(document_info)
Using the async methods will make the program no longer run strictly single-threaded. The SDK is also able to make use of some of the features introduced to the asyncio module in Python 3.7, so running the code on that version or later might yield slight improvemets to efficiency and robustness when using async methods.
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