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Akamai Netstorage API for Python

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NetstorageAPI is Akamai Netstorage (File/Object Store) API for Python and uses requests. NetstorageAPI supports Python 2.6–2.7 & 3.3–3.6, and runs great on PyPy as requests.


To install Netstorage API for Python:

$ pip install netstorageapi


from akamai.netstorage import Netstorage, NetstorageError

NS_KEYNAME = 'astinapi'
NS_KEY = 'xxxxxxxxxx' # Don't expose NS_KEY on public repository.
NS_CPCODE = '360949'

ns = Netstorage(NS_HOSTNAME, NS_KEYNAME, NS_KEY, ssl=False) # ssl is optional (default: False)
local_source = 'hello.txt'
netstorage_destination = '/{0}/hello.txt'.format(NS_CPCODE) # or '/{0}/'.format(NS_CPCODE) is same.
ok, response = ns.upload(local_source, netstorage_destination)
# "ok": True means 200 OK; If False, it's not 200 OK
# "response": <Response [200]> # Response object from requests.get|post|put
# '<HTML>Request Processed</HTML>'


>>> ns.delete(NETSTORAGE_PATH)
>>> dir_option = {
...  'max_entries': INTEGER,
...  'start': '/start/path',
...  'end': '/end/path/',
...  'prefix': 'object-prefix',
...  'slash': 'both',
...  'encoding': 'utf-8'
... }
>>> ns.dir(NETSTORAGE_PATH, dir_option)
>>> list_option = {
...  'max_entries': INTEGER,
...  'end': '/end/path/',
...  'encoding': 'utf-8'
... }
>>> ns.list(NETSTORAGE_PATH, list_option)
>>> ns.mtime(NETSTORAGE_PATH, TIME) # ex) TIME: int(time.time())
>>> ns.quick_delete(NETSTORAGE_DIR) # needs to be enabled on the CP Code
>>> ns.rmdir(NETSTORAGE_DIR)
>>> ns.stat(NETSTORAGE_PATH)
>>> ns.stream_download(NETSTORAGE_SOURCE)
>>> ns.stream_upload(DATA, NETSTORAGE_DESTINATION)
>>> # INFO: Return (True/False, Response Object from requests.get|post|put)
>>> #       True means 200 OK.
>>> # INFO: Can "upload" Only a single file, not a directory.
>>> #       To use 'INDEX_ZIP=True',
>>> #       Must turn on index_zip on your Netstorage configuration
>>> # WARN: Can raise NetstorageError at all methods.


You can test all above methods with unittest script (NOTE: You should input NS_HOSTNAME, NS_KEYNAME, NS_KEY and NS_CPCODE in the script):

$ python test/
[TEST] dir /360949 done
[TEST] mkdir /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0 done
[TEST] upload 2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt to /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt done
[TEST] stream_upload /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/stream_2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt done
[TEST] stream_download /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/stream_2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt done
[TEST] du done
[TEST] mtime /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt to 1508482349 done
[TEST] stat done
[TEST] symlink /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt to /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt_lnk done
[TEST] rename /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt to /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt_rename done
[TEST] download /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt_rename done
[TEST] delete /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/stream_2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt done
[TEST] delete /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt_rename done
[TEST] delete /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0/2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt_lnk done
[TEST] rmdir /360949/78fab6cd-f3d8-4fde-a6bf-16dc9c6a22d0 done
[TEARDOWN] remove 2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt from local done
[TEARDOWN] remove 2f58618a-cacd-4e03-b3a7-21cc92d1bfe9.txt_rename from local done

[TEST] Invalid ns path NetstorageError test done
[TEST] Invalid local path NetstorageError test done
[TEST] Download directory path NetstorageError test done
Ran 2 tests in x.xxxs



You can run the script with command line parameters.

$ python -H -k astinapi -K xxxxxxxxxx -a dir /360949

Use -h or –help option for more detail.


Astin Choi (


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