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A Python Mattermost Driver

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Python Mattermost Driver (APIv4)


The repository will try to keep up with the master of

If something changes, it is most likely to change because the official mattermost api changed.


pip install mattermostdriver


Documentation can be found at .


from mattermostdriver import Driver

foo = Driver({
    # Required options
    'url': '',
    'login_id': '',
    'password': 'verySecret',
    # Optional / defaults to
    'scheme': 'https',
    'port': 8065,
    'basepath': '/api/v4',
    # Use False if self signed/insecure certificate
    'verify': True,
    # The interval the websocket will ping the server to keep the connection alive
    'timeout': 30,

# Most of the requests need you to be logged in, so calling login()
# should be the first thing you do after you created your Driver instance.
# login() returns the raw response

# You can make api calls by using api['yourendpointofchoice'].
# The names of the endpoints and requests are almost identical to
# the names on the page.
# API calls always return the json the server send as a response.

# If the api request needs additional parameters
# you can pass them to the function in the following way:
# - Path parameters are always simple parameters you pass to the function

# - Query parameters are always passed by passing a `params` dict to the function

# - Request Bodies are always passed by passing an `options` dict or array to the function

# See the mattermost api documentation to see which parameters you need to pass.
    'team_id': 'some_team_id',
    'name': 'awesome-channel',
    'display_name': 'awesome channel',
    'type': 'O'

# If you want to make a websocket connection to the mattermost server
# you can call the init_websocket method, passing an event_handler.
# Every Websocket event send by mattermost will be send to that event_handler.
# See the API documentation for which events are available.

Available endpoints:

  • users
  • teams
  • channels
  • posts
  • files
  • preferences
  • system
  • webhooks
  • commands
  • compliance
  • cluster
  • brand
  • oauth
  • saml
  • ldap

See to see which api requests are available.

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