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А library for a REST API client that works with any API that follows somewhat the REST standard.

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Universal REST API Client

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This library is a small REST API client with the following features:

  • Url builder - allows you to build a url by natively calling the client's attributes
  • HTTP requests - a thin wrapper around the requests library that allows full control of the HTTP requests.


pip install universal-api-client


Initialising the client

from universal_api_client import Client
swapi_client = Client(base_url='')

Building a URL

The url builder is part of the request (APIRequest) attribute of the client.

swapi_client.request.people # <universal_api_client.request.APIRequest at 0x1093c3eb8>
swapi_client.request.people.url # ''
swapi_client.request.people(identifier=1).url # ''
swapi_client.request.people(identifier='1').url # ''

Making a request

The requests are made by the already built APIRequest object. The method call returns the appropriate method call from the requests library.

response = swapi_client.request.people(identifier='1').get() # <Response [200]>
print(response.status_code) # 200


The library allows the use of the requests authentication classes (request.auth).

There are 2 ways to add authentication:

  1. When initializing the client.
from requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth

swapi_client = Client(base_url='', auth=HTTPBasicAuth('user', 'pass'))
  1. When performing the request (overrides the authentication set in the client).
from requests.auth import HTTPBasicAuth

swapi_client.request.people.get(auth=HTTPBasicAuth('user', 'pass'))

Trailing slash

Some API urls require (or not) a trailing slash at the end of the URL. This can be controlled by the trailing_slash flag when creating the client:

from universal_api_client import Client
swapi_client = Client(base_url='', trailing_slash=False)

swapi_client.request.people(identifier='1').url # ''


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