Unofficial python client for userful API
Unofficial Python Client For the Userful REST API.
Note that this client is not feature complete, calls will be added as they are required.
All client methods return a
requests.Response object. None of them do status checking, it
is up to the user of the client to decide whether to check the return status code.
The client can be configured either using environment variables or when instantiating the client.
If authentication fails due to a misconfiguration, a
requests.exceptions.HTTPError will be raised.
Using Environment Variables
The following environment variables can be used to configure the client:
- USERFUL_USER - username for authentication (required)
- USERFUL_PASS - password for authentication (required). Keep in mind that storing secrets in environment variables can be hazardous. As such, you might want to provide your password during instiation instead.
- USERFUL_HOST - hostname or IP address of userful API (required)
- USERFUL_PORT - port of userful API (optional, defaults to
After exporting these variables, the client can be instantiated as follows:
from userful.client import UserfulClient client = UserfulClient()
Passing during initialization
from userful.client import UserfulClient client = UserfulClient(user="myuser", password="s00persecret", host="myuserfulhost.com")
Switching the source on a zone
# Change the source of the zone. This DOES NOT actually change what is on the screen. # However, this source now becomes the default for the zone. client.switch_source_by_zone('Zone-0', 'Userful Desktop') # Actually make the zone start playing the new source client.play_by_zone('Zone-0')
Updating an existing source
# The PUT call to update a source is not idempotent, so we need to start by # grabbing the existing source object payload = client.get_sources(name='my_source') # Get the ID of the source source_id = payload['sourceId'] # Change the name of the source in the payload payload['sourceName'] = 'my_new_source_name' # Send the new data to the API res = client.update_source(source_id, payload)
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