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Extended HTTP client testing library for Robot Framework with OAuth2 support

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ExtendedRequestsLibrary is an extended HTTP client library for Robot Framework with OAuth2 support that leverages the requests project, requests-oauthlib project, and RequestsLibrary project.

More information about this library can be found in the Keyword Documentation.


*** Settings ***
Library    ExtendedRequestsLibrary

*** Test Cases ***
Post Request With Client Credentials
    Create Client OAuth2 Session    client    https://token    key    secret    base_url=https://service
    ${var} =    Post Request    client    /endpoint    json=${“key": "value"}
    Log    ${var}
    Delete All Sessions

Post Request With Password
    Create Password OAuth2 Session    member    https://token    key    secret    usn    pwd    base_url=https://service
    ${var} =    Post Request    member    /endpoint    json=${“key": "value"}
    Log    ${var}
    &{files} =    Create Dictionary    file1=/path/to/a_file.ext    file2=/path/to/another_file.ext
    ${var} =    Post Request    member    /endpoint    files=&{files}
    Log    ${var}
    Delete All Sessions


Using pip

The recommended installation method is using pip:

pip install robotframework-extendedrequestslibrary

The main benefit of using pip is that it automatically installs all dependencies needed by the library. Other nice features are easy upgrading and support for un-installation:

pip install --upgrade robotframework-extendedrequestslibrary
pip uninstall robotframework-extendedrequestslibrary

Notice that using --upgrade above updates both the library and all its dependencies to the latest version. If you want, you can also install a specific version or upgrade only the requests project used by the library:

pip install robotframework-extendedrequestslibrary==x.x.x
pip install --upgrade requests
pip install requests==x.x.x

Proxy configuration

If you are behind a proxy, you can use --proxy command line option or set http_proxy and/or https_proxy environment variables to configure pip to use it. If you are behind an authenticating NTLM proxy, you may want to consider installing CNTML to handle communicating with it.

For more information about --proxy option and using pip with proxies in general see:

Manual installation

If you do not have network connection or cannot make proxy to work, you need to resort to manual installation. This requires installing both the library and its dependencies yourself.

gpg --keyserver --search-keys D1406DE7
  • Select the number from the list to import the public key
  • Verify the package against its PGP signature:
gpg --verify robotframework-extendedrequestslibrary-x.x.x.tar.gz.asc robotframework-extendedrequestslibrary-x.x.x.tar.gz
  • Extract each source distribution to a temporary location.
  • Go to each created directory from the command line and install each project using:
python install

If you are on Windows, and there are Windows installers available for certain projects, you can use them instead of source distributions. Just download 32bit or 64bit installer depending on your system, double-click it, and follow the instructions.

Directory Layout

Keyword documentation
Python source code

Test files

Python unit test


To write tests with Robot Framework and ExtendedRequestsLibrary, ExtendedRequestsLibrary must be imported into your Robot test suite.

*** Settings ***
Library    ExtendedRequestsLibrary

See Robot Framework User Guide for more information.

More information about Robot Framework standard libraries and built-in tools can be found in the Robot Framework Documentation.

Building Keyword Documentation

The Keyword Documentation can be found online, if you need to generate the keyword documentation, run:

make doc

Run Unit Tests, and Test Coverage Report

Test the testing library, talking about dogfooding, let’s run:

make test


If you would like to contribute code to Extended Requests Library project you can do so through GitHub by forking the repository and sending a pull request.

When submitting code, please make every effort to follow existing conventions and style in order to keep the code as readable as possible. Please also include appropriate test cases.

Before your code can be accepted into the project you must also sign the Extended Requests Library CLA (Individual Contributor License Agreement).

That’s it! Thank you for your contribution!


Copyright (c) 2015, 2016 Richard Huang.

This library is free software, licensed under: GNU Affero General Public License (AGPL-3.0).

Documentation and other similar content are provided under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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