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Revolut API client for Python

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A Python wrapper for Revolut API, Python 2.x and 3.x compatible.

Release 0.8.6, a working beta

What is supported?

As listed in Revolut docs:

Get Accounts yes
Get Account yes
Get Account Details yes
Add Revolut Counterparty yes
Add non-Revolut Counterparty yes
Delete Counterparty yes
Get Counterparty yes
Get Counterparties yes
Transfer yes
Create Payment yes
Schedule Payment no
Check Payment Status yes
Cancel Payment no
Get Transactions yes


In September 2019 Revolut introduced much more complex authorization system based on OAuth2. Since version 0.6 this module supports only the new authorization model and old access keys become obsolete.

The flow

This description should help you get through the auth mess. It assumes you want to run the module in a non-interactive way (e.g. as a backend for a web service). Mobile applications will require some additional research on your side.

  1. Make sure you have OpenSSL installed.
  2. Run $ to generate key pair. Answer questions about your organization.
  3. Two files will be generated: prvkey.pem and pubkey.pem. Store them in a safe place. The script will also print the contents of pubkey.pem to the console. This is your X509 public key.
  4. In Revolut panel go to Settings / API and click Set up API access.
  5. Paste the public key into the form field.
  6. If you don’t know what OAuth redirect URI means and why you need it, enter some bullshit URL there. It’d be better, however, if it pointed to your domain. Submit the form.
  7. You’ll land back in API settings, this time you will be presented with client_id and iss values needed in further steps.
  8. Click Enable API access to your account, continue with Authorize.
  9. Confirm with SMS code.
  10. After a couple of seconds you’ll be redirected to the URL you have provided as OAuth redirect. Check the address bar. It will contain a code parameter. This is your auth_code.
  11. Run $ prvkey.pem <iss> <client_id>. The output will be your jwt.
  12. Run $ <auth_code> <client_id> <jwt>. The script will return access_token (with expiration time) and refresh_token. (If you do it too slowly, the auth code expires and you get “unauthorized_client” error. Return to step 8.)

Now you’re almost done, with some pieces of data on your hand. There are two ways to continue:

  1. Create revolut.session.TemporarySession with the access_token and use it until the token expires.
  2. Create revolut.session.RenewableSession with refresh_token, client_id and jwt. It will be more durable, creating fresh access_token each time.

However, it seems that after 90 days your API access expires anyway and you’d have to click Refresh access in the panel and restart the above process from point 8. Or whatever the EU shitheads invented in PSD2.


Released under the BSD 3-Clause License. See LICENSE.txt.

Copyright (c) 2018 Michał Sałaban <>

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