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Outscale API SDK and CLI

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Outscale CLI

Official Outscale CLI providing connectors to Outscale API.

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Getting Started


You will need Python 3.6+ or later. Earlier versions including Python 2 are not supported.

Installing on Macos

osc-cli is available on brew.

Installing on Linux

osc-cli is pre-packaged for Linux as a standalone AppImage.

  • Download osc-cli-x86_64.AppImage from latest version in releases.
  • Allow file to be executed by running chmod a+x osc-cli-x86_64.AppImage
  • Run osc-cli: ./osc-cli-x86_64.AppImage

Optionally, you can install it for all users: sudo mv osc-cli-x86_64.AppImage /usr/local/bin/osc-cli and just run osc-cli.

you can also install osc-cli-git on Arch Linux using AUR: (yay -S osc-cli-git)


if you have this error (or one similar about fuse):

fuse: failed to exec fusermount: No such file or directory

Cannot mount AppImage, please check your FUSE setup.
You might still be able to extract the contents of this AppImage
if you run it with the --appimage-extract option.
for more information
open dir error: No such file or directory

You can either install fuse yourself, or execute the appimage with --appimage-extract-and-run option


./osc-cli-x86_64.AppImage --appimage-extract-and-run osc-cli api ReadImages --profile=my

using appimage-extract-and-run extract the content of the AppImage in a temporary directory and execute it, this operation is a lot slower than using fuse, and the fuse solution should be use if posible.

Installing on Windows

osc-cli is pre-packaged for windows:

  • Download from latest version in releases.
  • Extract zip archive and run osc-cli.exe

Note that some antivirus may consider some files as a virus. Those are false positive. If you are worried about it, consider installing osc-cli from Python Package (see below).

Installing from Python package

You can get the package from pypi:

pip3 install osc-sdk

If you are using Microsoft Windows, see how to setup osc-cli on Windows.

Installing from sources

It is a good practice to create a dedicated virtualenv first. Even if it usually won't harm to install Python libraries directly on the system, better to contain dependencies in a virtual environment.

python3 -m venv .venv
source .venv/bin/activate

Then install osc-cli in your virtual env:

pip install -e .

Configure osc-cli

The CLI requires a configuration file in ~/.osc/config.json The content must be a JSON whose contents look like this: /!\ the old configuration path using .osc_sdk folder is deprecated. Please use the new one with .osc.

    {"access_key": "MYACCESSKEY",
     "secret_key": "MYSECRETKEY",
     "region": "eu-west-2"
    {"access_key": "MYACCESSKEY",
     "secret_key": "MYSECRETKEY",
     "host": "",
     "https": true,
     "method": "POST",
     "region": "us-east-2"

You can add several profiles for different regions or users.

Optional parameters can be applied to each profile :

  • client_certificate: if you need additional security, your pem must include your private key and your certificate
  • version: if you want to query another version of the API
    {"access_key": "MYACCESSKEY",
     "secret_key": "MYSECRETKEY",
     "client_certificate" : "path_to_your_pem",
     "host": "",
     "https": true,
     "method": "POST",
     "region": "eu-west-2",
     "version": "2018-11-19"

Activate bash-completion

Activate the completion for the current bash session

source <(osc-cli --bash_completion)

Generate the file to add it in your bach rc:

osc-cli --bash_completion > ~/.osc/cli-completion.bash

then in your bashrc add:

source ~/.osc/cli-completion.bash




osc-cli --service SERVICE --call CALL [PROFILE] [--CALL_PARAMS ...]


  • SERVICE one of the services provided by Outscale (fcu, lbu, icu, eim, directlink, okms and api)
  • CALL the call you request (ie ReadVms, DescribeInstances...)
  • PROFILE the profile you want to connect to (optional)
  • CALL_PARAMS call arguments which are case-sensitive (optional)

Here is an example of a simple volume creation:

osc-cli fcu CreateVolume --AvailabilityZone eu-west-2a --Size 10
    "CreateVolumeResponse": {
        "@xmlns": "",
        "requestId": "508f428a-9fd8-4a49-9fe6-d0bf311de3b4",
        "volumeId": "vol-6a2aa442",
        "size": "10",
        "snapshotId": null,
        "availabilityZone": "eu-west-2a",
        "status": "creating",
        "createTime": "2019-01-17T12:53:57.836Z",
        "volumeType": "standard"

Be careful with your quotes ! If you want to pass the string "12345678" rather than the integer 12345678 you'll need to quote your quotes:

$ osc-cli icu CreateAccount --Email "" \
			    --FirstName "Osc" \
			    --LastName "Cli" \
			    --Password "12345toto" \
			    --ZipCode '"92000"' \
			    --Country "France" \
			    --CustomerId '"12345678"'

Another example with an array of strings into args:

$ osc-cli api CreateDhcpOptions --DomainName="toot.toot" \
				--DomainNameServers="['']" \

Example with a complex structure:

osc-cli icu CreateListenerRule \
--Instances '[{"InstanceId": "i-12345678"}]' \
--ListenerDescription '{"LoadBalancerName": "osc", "LoadBalancerPort": 80}'
--ListenerRuleDescription '{"RuleName": "hello", "Priority": 100, "PathPattern": "/"}'

Argument Parsing

$ osc-cli api example --obj=[1,2]    	# list
$ osc-cli api example --obj=10		# int
$ osc-cli api example --obj="10"	# int
$ osc-cli api example --obj="'10'"	# str
$ osc-cli api example --obj=\"10\"	# str

$ osc-cli api example --obj="hello"	# str
$ osc-cli api example --obj=hello	# str

Warning if you're adding a list which contain strings with specifics characteres, there is a workaround:

$ osc-cli api example --obj="['vol-12345678', 'vol-87654322']"    	# list


You API crendentials are composed of an Access Key and a Secret Key located in .osc_sdk/config.json. You can list you access keys using your user and password:

osc-cli icu ListAccessKeys --authentication-method=password --login --password=Y0URpAssOrd


OSC-CLI is an open source software licensed under BSD-3-Clause.

Patches and discussions are welcome about bugs you've found or features you think are missing. If you would like to help making osc-cli better, take a look to file.

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