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Rundeck API Python client

Project description

A client library written in Python to interact with the Rundeck API. It uses the awesome requests library.

Documentation is hosted on Read the Docs

DISCLAIMER: Still in active development, but most features have been tested and should work. Should work on at least Python 2.7 and Python 3.3.



$ pip install rundeckrun


>>> from rundeck.client import Rundeck
>>> rd = Rundeck('', api_token='SECRET_API_TOKEN')
>>> rd.list_projects()
    'description': None,
    'name': 'TestProject',
    'resources': {'providerURL': 'http://localhost:8000/resources.xml'},
>>> rd.list_jobs('TestProject')
[{'description': 'Hello World!',
  'group': None,
  'id': 'a6e1e0f7-ad32-4b93-ba2c-9387be06a146',
  'name': 'HelloWorld',
  'project': 'TestProject'}]
>>> rd.run_job('a6e1e0f7-ad32-4b93-ba2c-9387be06a146', argString={'from':'RundeckRun'})
{'argstring': '-from RundeckRun',
 'date-started': datetime.datetime(2013, 7, 11, 18, 4, 24),
 'description': 'Plugin[localexec, nodeStep: true]',
 'href': '',
 'id': '123',
 'job': None,
 'status': 'running',
 'user': 'rundeckrun'}

Running Tests


You’ll probably want to create a virtualenv for this.

Running the tests requires a running Rundeck server (the Rundeck standalone jar works well) and an API token for said Rundeck server.

You’ll have to at least set the API token environment variable of RUNDECK_API_TOKEN but there are other environment variables to be aware of. The list is below and can be found at the head of the tests/ file. They should be fairly self-explanatory (OK, RUNDECK_PROTOCOL might not be self-explanatory… use either ‘http’ or ‘https’ there).


Next clone the repo.

git clone


activate your virtualenv

Then install the requirements and dev requirements.

pip install -r requirements.txt
pip install -r requirements_dev.txt

Lastly, execute nose tests.


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