Skip to main content
This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse. Changes made here affect the production instance of PyPI (
Help us improve Python packaging - Donate today!

ISO8583 python library

Project Description

#py8583 ###Python library implementing the ISO-8583 banking protocol

This is an implementation of the de-facto protocol for banking applications, iso8583.

#### Status: Things working:

  • iso-8583/1987 parsing and building
  • Support of BCD/Binary/ASCII variations in field lengths and field data (where applicable)
  • Python 2.7 and 3.x support

Things that will work (aka TODO List):

  • Proper documentation
  • Fully automated unit testing
  • 1993 and 2003 specifications of the protocol

Things that might work (aka Wishlist):

  • Predefined (and ready to use) popular implementations
  • EBCDIC support

#### How to use: The module’s external module dependencies are:

  • enum34 (for python < 3.4)

This paragraph will eventually have some basic/quick examples too. Until then, please have a look at the file which contains a simple server which waits for ISO messages, parses them and replies in a hardcoded manner.

#### License: All the work is licensed under LGPL 2.1. Since LGPL is not very python focused, as the copyright holder, my intentions basically boil down to:

  • You are allowed to use the library as an API in closed source code without it being considered derivative work
  • You are NOT allowed to modify the library itself without publishing the changes in a compatible license

Release History

This version
History Node


History Node


History Node


Download Files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

File Name & Hash SHA256 Hash Help Version File Type Upload Date
(20.8 kB) Copy SHA256 Hash SHA256
Source Apr 26, 2016

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting