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Community-developed Python SDK for the Lacework APIs

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Lacework Python SDK

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laceworksdk is a community developed Python library for interacting with the Lacework APIs.

The purpose of this library is to simplify the common tasks required for interacting with the Lacework API, and allow users write simple code to automate tasks related to their Lacework instance(s). From data retrieval to configuration, this library aims to expose all publicly available APIs. For example, the following code would authenticate, fetch events, fetch host vulnerabilities, and fetch container vulnerabilities. The latest version of the SDK supports expressive searches as enabled by v2 of the Lacework APIs.

from laceworksdk import LaceworkClient

lw = LaceworkClient() # This would leverage your default Lacework CLI profile.
lw = LaceworkClient(account="ACCOUNT",
                    api_key="API KEY",
                    api_secret="API SECRET")

events =, end_time=end_time)

host_vulns ={
    "timeFilters": {
        "startTime": start_time,
        "endTime": end_time

container_vulns ={
    "timeFilters": {
        "startTime": start_time,
        "endTime": end_time
    "filters": [
            "field": "imageId",
            "expression": "eq",
            "value": "sha256:657922eb2d64b0a34fe7339f8b48afb9f2f44635d7d6eaa92af69591d29b3330"


  • Python 3.6 or higher
  • Lacework API Credentials
    • Account Name
    • API Key
    • API Secret


The following information is required to instantiate a LaceworkClient instance:

  • account: The Lacework account/organization domain. (
  • api_key: The API Key that was generated from the Lacework UI/API.
  • api_secret: The API Secret that was generated from the Lacework UI/API.

Optionally, you can also set a Lacework Sub-Account using the subaccount parameter.

To generate API credentials, you'll need to do the following in Lacework:

  1. In the Lacework web interface, go to Settings -> API Keys
  2. Create a new API Key and download information the credentials.

Environment Variables

If you wish to configure the LaceworkClient instance using environment variables, this module honors the same variables used by the Lacework CLI. The account, subaccount, api_key, api_secret, and profile parameters can all be configured as specified below.

Environment Variable Description Required
LW_PROFILE Lacework CLI profile to use (configured at ~/.lacework.toml) N
LW_ACCOUNT Lacework account/organization domain (i.e. <account> Y
LW_SUBACCOUNT Lacework sub-account N
LW_API_KEY Lacework API Access Key Y
LW_API_SECRET Lacework API Access Secret Y


Installing and upgrading laceworksdk is easy:

Install via PIP

$ pip install laceworksdk

Upgrading to the latest Version

$ pip install laceworksdk --upgrade


Are you looking for some sample scripts? Check out the examples folder!


To install/configure the necessary requirements for contributing to this project, simply create a virtual environment, install requirements.txt and requirements-dev.txt, and set up a version file using the commands below:

python3 -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt
pip install -r requirements-dev.txt
python --version

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