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# mintapi

a screen-scraping API for [![Build Status](](

## Installation
Ensure you have Python 2 or 3 and pip (`easy_install pip`) and then:

pip install mintapi
brew cask install chromedriver # or sudo apt-get install chromium-chromedriver on Ubuntu/Debian

Note that chromedriver must be version 59+ if you want to use headless mode. If not installing via pip,
make sure to install the `install_requires` dependencies from yourself.


## Usage

### from the command line

From the command line, the most automated invocation will be:

python mintapi/ --keyring --headless

This will store your credentials securely in your system keyring, and use a
headless (invisible) browser to log in and grab the account data. If this triggers
an MFA prompt, you'll be prompted on the command line for your code, which by default
goes to SMS unless you specify `--mfa-method=email`. This will also persist a browser
session in $HOME/.mintapi/session to avoid an MFA in the future, unless you specify `--session-path=None`.

### from Python

From python, instantiate the Mint class (from the mintapi package) and you can
make calls to retrieve account/budget information. We recommend using the
`keyring` library for persisting credentials.

import mintapi
mint = mintapi.Mint(
'', # Email used to log in to Mint
'password', # Your password used to log in to mint
# Optional parameters
mfa_method='sms', # Can be 'sms' (default) or 'email'.
# if mintapi detects an MFA request, it will trigger the requested method and prompt on the command line.
headless=False, # Whether the chromedriver should work without opening a
# visible window (useful for server-side deployments)
mfa_input_callback=None, # A callback accepting a single argument (the prompt)
# which returns the user-inputted 2FA code. By default
# the default Python `input` function is used.
session_path=None, # Directory that the Chrome persistent session will be written/read from.
# To avoid the 2FA code being asked for multiple times, you can either set
# this parameter or log in by hand in Chrome under the same user this runs
# as.

# Get basic account information

# Get extended account detail at the expense of speed - requires an
# additional API call for each account

# Get budget information

# Get transactions
mint.get_transactions() # as pandas dataframe
mint.get_transactions_csv(include_investment=False) # as raw csv data
mint.get_transactions_json(include_investment=False, skip_duplicates=False)

# Get net worth

# Initiate an account refresh

Run it as a sub-process from your favorite language; `pip install mintapi` creates a binary in your $PATH. From the command-line, the output is JSON:

usage: mintapi [-h] [--session-path [SESSION_PATH]] [--accounts]
[--budgets] [--net-worth] [--extended-accounts] [--transactions]
[--extended-transactions] [--start-date [START_DATE]]
[--include-investment] [--skip-duplicates] [--show-pending]
[--filename FILENAME] [--keyring] [--headless]
[--mfa-method {sms,email}]
[email] [password]

positional arguments:
email The e-mail address for your account
password The password for your account

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--accounts Retrieve account information (default if nothing else
is specified)
--session-path [SESSION_PATH]
Directory to save browser session, including cookies. Used to prevent repeated
MFA prompts. Defaults to $HOME/.mintapi/session. Set to None to use a temporary
--budgets Retrieve budget information
--net-worth Retrieve net worth information
--extended-accounts Retrieve extended account information (slower, implies
--transactions, -t Retrieve transactions
Retrieve transactions with extra information and
--start-date [START_DATE]
Earliest date for transactions to be retrieved from.
Used with --extended-transactions. Format: mm/dd/yy
--include-investment Used with --extended-transactions
--skip-duplicates Used with --extended-transactions
--show-pending Exclude pending transactions from being retrieved.
Used with --extended-transactions
--filename FILENAME, -f FILENAME
write results to file. can be {csv,json} format.
default is to write to stdout.
--keyring Use OS keyring for storing password information
--headless Whether to execute chromedriver with no visible
--mfa-method {sms,email}
The MFA method to automate.
>>> mintapi --keyring
"accountName": "Chase Checking",
"lastUpdatedInString": "25 minutes",
"accountType": "bank",
"currentBalance": 100.12,

If you need to avoid using pip or, you can also clone/download
this repository and run: ``python mintapi/``

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