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pyaxl is a python library accessing the Cisco Callmanger over the AXL interface

Project Description

What is pyaxl

pyaxl is a Python 3 library accessing the Cisco Callmanger over the AXL interface. This library was build inspired by the work of Sebastian Kratzert and works as a second layer over SUDS, which contains further improvements by jurko. We use SoupUI and recommend it if you want to work with this library, as it helps analizing and understanding how the WSDL from Cisco Callmanager is composed.

pyaxl is licensed under the ZPL 2.1, see LICENSE.txt for details.

Import WSDL

The WSDL files are not included with this library due to licenses terms. pyaxl provides a script to import it and then build a cache directly into the library.

First of all you need to download the WSDL files. The AXL WSDL is included in the AXL SQL Toolkit download, which is available in Cisco Unified CM. Follow these steps to download the AXL SQL Toolkit from your Cisco Unified CM server:

  1. Log into the Cisco Unified CM Administration application.
  2. Go to Application | Plugins
  3. Click on the Download link by the Cisco CallManager AXL SQL Toolkit Plugin.

The axlsqltoolkit.zip file contains the complete schema definition for different versions of Cisco Unified CM.

The important files for each version are:
  • AXLAPI.wsdl
  • AXLEnums.xsd
  • axlmessage.xsd
  • axlsoap.xsd
  • axl.xsd

Note: all files must be in the same directory and have the same name as the version you want use.

$ ./pyaxl_import_wsdl -p path_to_wsdl/10.5/AXLAPI.wsdl

Hint: We put all these file in the buildout directory. While buildout is running, the WSDL files are imported automatically.

[buildout]
parts =
    pyaxl_import
    pyaxl_import_exec

[pyaxl_import]
recipe = zc.recipe.egg:scripts
eggs = pyaxl
scripts=pyaxl_import_wsdl=import_wsdl

[pyaxl_import_exec]
recipe = collective.recipe.cmd
on_install=true
on_update=true
cmds = ${buildout:directory}/bin/import_wsdl -p ${buildout:directory}/wsdl/10.5/AXLAPI.wsdl

Configuration

>>> import pyaxl
>>> from pyaxl import ccm
>>> from pyaxl.testing import validate
>>> from pyaxl.testing.transport import TestingTransport

For these tests we use a fake transport layer. For this we must tell which xml the transporter should use for the response.

>>> transport = TestingTransport()
>>> transport.define('10.5_user_riols')
>>> transport_testing = TestingTransport()
>>> transport_testing.define('8.0_user_riols')
>>> settings =  pyaxl.AXLClientSettings(host='https://callmanger.fake:8443',
...                                     user='super-admin',
...                                     passwd='nobody knows',
...                                     path='/axl/',
...                                     version='10.5',
...                                     suds_config=dict(transport=transport))
>>> pyaxl.registry.register(settings)

pyaxl supports multiple settings. To use that, pass the configuration name as second attribute in the register method.

>>> settings_testing =  pyaxl.AXLClientSettings(host='https://callmanger-testing.fake:8443',
...                                     user='super-admin',
...                                     passwd='nobody knows',
...                                     path='/axl/',
...                                     version='8.0',
...                                     suds_config=dict(transport=transport_testing))
>>> pyaxl.registry.register(settings_testing, 'testing')

if you want to use a custom configuration, you also need to pass it when you are getting the object:

>>> user = ccm.User('riols', configname='testing')

if you don’t need multiple settings, you can just use the default.

>>> user = ccm.User('riols')

Don’t forget to build the cache for the defined configuration name:

$ ./pyaxl_import_wsdl -p -c testing path_to_wsdl/10.5/AXLAPI.wsdl

Working with pyaxl

Get all information for a specific user.

>>> transport.define('10.5_user_riols')
>>> user1 = ccm.User('riols')
>>> validate.printSOAPRequest(transport.lastrequest())
getUser:
    userid=riols
>>> user1.firstName
Samuel
>>> user1.lastName
Riolo

Get the same user with his UUID.

>>> transport.define('10.5_user_riols')
>>> user2 = ccm.User(uuid='{5B5C014F-63A8-412F-B793-782BDA987371}')
>>> user1._uuid == user2._uuid
True

Search and list information

>>> transport.define('10.5_user_armstrong')
>>> users = ccm.User.list(dict(lastName='Armstrong'), ('firstName', 'lastName'))
>>> validate.printSOAPRequest(transport.lastrequest())
listUser:
    searchCriteria:
        lastName=Armstrong
    returnedTags:
        firstName=True
        lastName=True
>>> list(users)
[(Lance, Armstrong), (Neil, Armstrong)]

Search and fetch information as objects

>>> transport.define('10.5_user_riols')
>>> users = ccm.User.list_obj(dict(lastName='Riolo', firstName='Samuel'))
>>> for user in users:
...     print(user.firstName, user.lastName)
Samuel Riolo

Reload an object

>>> transport.define('10.5_user_riols')
>>> user = ccm.User('riols')
>>> user.firstName = 'Yuri'
>>> user.lastName = 'Gagarin'
>>> print(user.firstName, user.lastName)
Yuri Gagarin
>>> user.reload()
Traceback (most recent call last):
    ...
pyaxl.exceptions.ReloadException: Error because some field are already changed by the client. Use force or update it first.
>>> user.reload(force=True)
>>> print(user.firstName, user.lastName)
Samuel Riolo

Update an object

>>> transport.define('10.5_user_riols')
>>> user = ccm.User('riols')
>>> user.firstName = 'Claude'
>>> user.lastName = 'Nicollier'
>>> user.update()
>>> validate.printSOAPRequest(transport.lastrequest())
updateUser:
    uuid={5B5C014F-63A8-412F-B793-782BDA987371}
    firstName=Claude
    lastName=Nicollier

Remove an object

>>> transport.define('10.5_user_riols')
>>> user = ccm.User('riols')
>>> user.remove()
>>> validate.printSOAPRequest(transport.lastrequest())
removeUser:
    uuid={5B5C014F-63A8-412F-B793-782BDA987371}

Create a new object

>>> transport.define('10.5_user_riols')
>>> user = ccm.User()
>>> user.lastName = 'Edison'
>>> user.firstName = 'Thomas'
>>> user.userid = 'tedison'
>>> user.presenceGroupName = 'SC Presence Group'
>>> user.ipccExtension = None
>>> user.ldapDirectoryName = None
>>> user.userProfile = None
>>> user.serviceProfile = None
>>> user.primaryDevice = None
>>> user.pinCredentials = None
>>> user.passwordCredentials = None
>>> user.subscribeCallingSearchSpaceName = None
>>> user.defaultProfile = None
>>> user.convertUserAccount = None
>>> user.update()
Traceback (most recent call last):
    ...
pyaxl.exceptions.UpdateException: you must create a object with "create" before update
>>> user.create()
{12345678-1234-1234-1234-123123456789}
>>> validate.printSOAPRequest(transport.lastrequest())
addUser:
    user:
        firstName=Thomas
        lastName=Edison
        userid=tedison
        presenceGroupName=SC Presence Group

If you try to create a user twice, an Exception of the type CreationException is thrown:

>>> user.create()
Traceback (most recent call last):
    ...
pyaxl.exceptions.CreationException: this object are already attached

Clone an object

>>> transport.define('10.5_user_riols')
>>> user = ccm.User('riols')
>>> clone = user.clone()
>>> clone.userid = 'riols2'
>>> clone.update()
Traceback (most recent call last):
    ...
pyaxl.exceptions.UpdateException: you must create a object with "create" before update
>>> clone.create()
{12345678-1234-1234-1234-123123456789}

Running the doc tests

$ tox --  <path to axlsqltoolkit directory>

About us

We are the IT Services of Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. http://foss.biel-bienne.ch/blog/

1.1 (2016-11-25)

  • adding windows support

1.0.1 (2015-08-03)

  • adding pgp signature

1.0 (2015-08-03)

  • Initial [codeix]
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