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Python client for Reincubate's ricloud API

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This is the sample Python client for Reincubate’s iCloud API.

Refer to the comprehensive iCloud API documentation for a fuller picture of the API’s capabilities, specifications, and benefits.


The library can be installed with a single command:

$ pip install ricloud


The API relies on a set of security credentials, which are stored in an ricloud.ini file. This package ships with a default configuration file which enables limited access to the API for demonstration purposes.

The default credentials can be overridden by creating an override file named .ricloud.ini in the user’s HOME directory. Alternately, a RICLOUD_CONF environment variable can be set, specifying the full path and filename of the configuration file.

api_host =
stream_host =

account_information = /account/
register_account = /register-account/
task_status = /task-status/

# Required and supplied by Reincubate
stream_endpoint = your-aschannel-stream-name-here

# Required and supplied by Reincubate
token = your-ricloud-api-access-token-here

output_directory = output

logs_directory = logs
time_profile = False

object_store_greenlets = 50

The default ricloud.ini can be found in this repository.


A sample script is included which provides an example of how the API can be used to access a range of datatypes in a way that is compatible with Apple’s 2FA mechanism.

To run the sample script, execute the following command:

$ python -m ricloud --password=joshua

For a simple tutorial on downloading photos from the iCloud, please see the tutorial.


See the iCloud API documentation & support page.

Need more functionality?

Reincubate’s vision is to provide data access, extraction and recovery technology for all app platforms - be they mobile, desktop, web, appliance or in-vehicle.

The company was founded in 2008 and was first to market with both iOS and iCloud data extraction technology. With over half a decade’s experience helping law enforcement and security organisations access iOS data, Reincubate has licensed software to government, child protection and corporate clients around the world.

The company can help users with:

  • iCloud access and data recovery
  • Recovery of data deleted from SQLite databases
  • Bulk iOS data recovery
  • Forensic examination of iOS data
  • Passcode, password, keybag and keychain analysis
  • Custom iOS app data extraction
  • Advanced PList, TypedStream and Mbdb manipulation

Contact Reincubate for more information.

Terms & license

See the file for details on this implentation’s license. Users must not use the API in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful; or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

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