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A Python SDK for Spotinst

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Spotinst SDK Python

The official Spotinst SDK for the Python programming language.

Version 2

Version 2 for the Spotinst Python SDK will be moving from the v2 branch to the master branch very soon. The current master will move to it's own v1 branch and eventually be deprecated. Version 2 introduces some breaking changes from v1 and will require updates when switching over. Luckily this process should be easy and is completely explained on the v2 branch in this repository. Both v1 and v2 will be released as spotinst-sdk and spotinst-sdk2 respectively, to prevent any auto version upgrades.



pip install --upgrade spotinst-sdk


The mechanism in which the sdk looks for credentials is to search through a list of possible locations and stop as soon as it finds credentials. The order in which the sdk searches for credentials is:

  1. Passing credentials as parameters to the SpotinstClient() constructor.
client = SpotinstClient(auth_token='token', account_id='act-123')
  1. Fetching the account and token from environment variables under SPOTINST_ACCOUNT and SPOTINST_TOKEN.

If you choose to not pass your credentials directly you configure a credentials file, this file should be a valid .yml file. The default shared credential file location is ~/.spotinst/credentials and the default profile is default.

default: #profile
  token: $defaul_spotinst_token
  account: $default_spotinst-account-id
  token: $my_spotinst_token
  account: $my_spotinst-account-id
  1. You can overwrite the credentials file location and the profile used as parameters in the SpotinstClient() constructor.
client = SpotinstClient(credentials_file='/path/to/file', profile='my_profile')
  1. You can overwrite the credentials file location and the profile used as environment variables SPOTINST_PROFILE and/or SPOTINST_SHARED_CREDENTIALS_FILE.

  2. Fetching from the default location with the default profile.


For a comprehensive documentation, check out the API documentation.

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Code is licensed under the Apache License 2.0. See for complete details, including software and third-party licenses and permissions.

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