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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)
>>> 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)
>>> # 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.
>>> #       "upload" INDEX_ZIP value is are bool(True or False).
>>> #       (This supports only for FileStore)
>>> # 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 /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9 done
[TEST] upload 6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt to /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9/6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt done
[TEST] du done
[TEST] mtime /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9/6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt to 1462674018 done
[TEST] stat done
[TEST] symlink /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9/6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt to /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9/6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt_lnk done
[TEST] rename /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9/6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt to /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9/6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt_rename done
[TEST] download /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9/6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt_rename done
[TEST] delete /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9/6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt_rename done
[TEST] delete /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9/6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt_lnk done
[TEST] rmdir /360949/048a30de-e6af-45d0-81e6-fc38bf985fb9 done
[TEARDOWN] remove 6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.txt from local done
[TEARDOWN] remove 6ae30c1a-289a-42a7-9d3d-f634357098b3.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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