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Python bindings to oDesk API

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Python bindings to oDesk API

This is a Python bindings for Public oDesk API Using the API you can build apps that will help you:

  • Mangage your distributed team
  • Search for contractors and jobs
  • Send bulk invitations to interview and make offers
  • Send bulk messages to your team
  • Retrieve Time & Financial information for your company, team and contractors

API is the best way to comunicate between apps.


httplib2>=0.8 oauth2>=1.5.211 urllib3>=1.7


pip install python-odesk

All the dependencies will be automatically installed as well.

SSL Certificates Note

Unfortunately SSL certificates for oDesk are not included in the httplib==0.8.

Threrefore if you use Debian/Ubuntu/Archlinux, we recomend to install a package httplib2.system_ca_certs_locater:

pip install pbr httplib2.system_ca_certs_locater

It will force httplib2 to use the OS’s certificates file.

Another option is to create a in your projects directory and following the example from load patched ca_certs.txt file.

You can find patched ca_certs.txt here:


First, you need to create API key for authorization here:

Installing Ipython interactive shell is very useful for playing with the API, it has autocomplete, history, displays docstring help if you add ‘?’ to the end of variable/function/class/method and many other nice things. So we greatly encourage you to install it: pip install ipython

To get started, look at the docs and also look at the examples/ folder to see examples how to obtain oauth access tokens for web application and desktop application.

Also threre’s a list of opensource projects using python-odesk:

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