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A library to authenticate with Windows Live/Xbox Live and use their API

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Xbox-WebAPI is a python library to authenticate with Xbox Live via your Microsoft Account and provides Xbox related Web-API.

Authentication is supported via OAuth2.

  • Register a new application in Azure AD
    • Name your app
    • Select "Personal Microsoft accounts only" under supported account types
    • Add http://localhost/auth/callback as a Redirect URI of type "Web"
  • Copy your Application (client) ID for later use
  • On the App Page, navigate to "Certificates & secrets"
    • Generate a new client secret and save for later use


  • Python >= 3.6
  • Libraries: aiohttp, appdirs, ms_cv, pydantic, urwid, yarl, ecdsa

How to use


pip install xbox-webapi


# Note: you must use non child account (> 18 years old)
# Token save location: If tokenfile is not provided via cmdline, fallback
# of <appdirs.user_data_dir>/tokens.json is used as save-location
# Specifically:
# Windows: C:\\Users\\<username>\\AppData\\Local\\OpenXbox\\xbox
# Mac OSX: /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/xbox/tokens.json
# Linux: /home/<username>/.local/share/xbox
# For more information, see: and module: xbox.webapi.scripts.constants

xbox-authenticate --client-id <client-id> --client-secret <client-secret>

Example: Search Xbox Live via cmdline tool

  # Search Xbox One Catalog
  xbox-searchlive "Some game title"

API usage

import sys
import asyncio
from aiohttp import ClientSession
from xbox.webapi.api.client import XboxLiveClient
from xbox.webapi.authentication.manager import AuthenticationManager
from xbox.webapi.authentication.models import OAuth2TokenResponse
from xbox.webapi.common.exceptions import AuthenticationException
from xbox import *
client_id = 'YOUR CLIENT ID HERE'
client_secret = 'YOUR CLIENT SECRET HERE'
For doing authentication, see xbox/webapi/scripts/
async def async_main():
    tokens_file = "./tokens.json" # replace with path in auth scrip or just paste file with tokens here
    async with ClientSession() as session:
        auth_mgr = AuthenticationManager(
              session, client_id, client_secret, ""

            with open(tokens_file, mode="r") as f:
                  tokens =
            auth_mgr.oauth = OAuth2TokenResponse.parse_raw(tokens)
        except FileNotFoundError:
            print(f'File {tokens_file} isn`t found or it doesn`t contain tokens!')

              await auth_mgr.refresh_tokens()
        except ClientResponseError:
              print("Could not refresh tokens")

        with open(tokens_file, mode="w") as f:
        print(f'Refreshed tokens in {tokens_file}!')

        xbl_client = XboxLiveClient(auth_mgr)

        # Some example API calls
        # Get friendslist
        friendslist = await xbl_client.people.get_friends_own()
        print('Your friends:')

        # Get presence status (by list of XUID)
        presence = await xbl_client.presence.get_presence_batch(["2533274794093122", "2533274807551369"])
        print('Statuses of some random players by XUID:')

        # Get messages
        messages = await xbl_client.message.get_inbox()
        print('Your messages:')

        # Get profile by GT
        profile = await xbl_client.profile.get_profile_by_gamertag("SomeGamertag")
        print('Profile under SomeGamertag gamer tag:')


  • Report bugs/suggest features
  • Add/update docs
  • Add additional xbox live endpoints


This package uses parts of Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template. The authentication code is based on joealcorn/xbox

Informations on endpoints gathered from:


Xbox, Xbox One, Smartglass and Xbox Live are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Team OpenXbox is in no way endorsed by or affiliated with Microsoft Corporation, or any associated subsidiaries, logos or trademarks.


2.0.11 (2021-04-30)

  • Model validation fixes for optional properties (#41)
  • Fix example code in README (#44)
  • Fix linked account display name (#46)
  • Raise AuthenticationException on 401 (#55)
  • Add aiohttp speedups (#55)
  • Tests read files as UTF-8 (#55)
  • Fix API example in README (#56)

2.0.10 (2020-11-13)

  • Add models for XAD and XAT Token responses
  • Fix message.get_inbox() (Setting text field as Optional) (Fixes issue #37)
  • Fix OAuth2TokenResponse incase no refresh_token is returned by authentication (Fixes issue #36)
  • Fix pytest warnings (unclosed ClientSession, usage of deprecated ClientResponse field)
  • Fix CatalogResponse.Products[].DisplaySkuAvailabilities[].Availabilities - Set order_management_data as Optional
  • Enable passing extra values to headers, params and data for all providers via kwargs (extra_headers, extra_params, extra_data)
  • Fix GameclipsResponse

2.0.9 (2020-11-02)

  • Fix titlehub endpoint
  • AuthenticationManager: Allow fetching title endpoints
  • RequestSigner: Extend to respect SigningPolicy

2.0.8 (2020-10-14)

  • GH action: Use official docker setup-buildx-step
  • Make more CatalogResponse fields optional
  • Allow fetching all installed apps across devices (remove device_id requirement)

2.0.7 (2020-10-12)

  • Fix broken 2.0.6 yarl dep
  • Change GitHub action to not deploy on failed build

2.0.6 (2020-10-12)

  • Add constants for some system titles that do not have PFN in catalog

2.0.5 (2020-10-12)

  • Fix catalog models for legacy products

2.0.4 (2020-10-11)

  • Fix catalog fields template

2.0.3 (2020-10-11)

  • Fix catalog alt id lookup

2.0.2 (2020-10-11)

  • Fixed package includes for providers
  • No longer attempts to refresh tokens when no auth required
  • Fixed xbox-searchlive

2.0.1 (2020-10-10)

  • Ensures token validity on every request

2.0.0 (2020-10-10)

  • Major rewrite (thx @hunterjm)
  • Removed auth-TUI (text user interface)
  • async via aiohttp
  • Support full OAUTH2 flow
  • Add new smartglass endpoint (
  • Add new catalog endpoint (displaycatalog)
  • Easier tests (ditch betamax)
  • Add RequestSigner / SignedSession (thx @socram8888)

1.1.8 (2020-02-29)

  • Update - Added get friends by XUID
  • CI / metadata changes

1.1.7 (2018-11-10)

  • Fix parsing of WindowsLive auth response

1.1.6 (2018-09-30)

  • Consider (User-)privileges of (XSTS) userinfo optional
  • Fix: Always return bool for @Property AuthenticationManager.authenticated

1.1.5 (2018-08-11)

  • Make property authenticated in AuthenticationManager check token validity
  • Break out of windows live auth early if cookies were cached previously

1.1.4 (2018-07-01)

  • Implement convenience functions for Partner Service Authentication

1.1.3 (2018-06-16)

  • Gracefully fail on wrong account password
  • Fix "ValueError: tui: Unexpected button pressed: Cancel"
  • provider.lists: Correct headers, GET list works
  • Titlehub: Support getting title history by xuid

1.1.2 (2018-05-06)

  • Fixing appdir (aka. token save location) creation on windows

1.1.1 (2018-05-03)

  • Removed python-dateutil dependency
  • Add auth-via-browser fallback script
  • Small changes

1.1.0 (2018-04-17)

  • Auth: Updated 2FA authentication to meet current windows live auth flow
  • Auth: Redesigned 2FA authentication procedure
  • Auth: Implemented xbox-auth-ui script ( urwid terminal ui)
  • Auth: For password masking, getpass instead or raw input() is used
  • Scripts: Default to appdirs.user_data_dir if no tokenfile provided via cmdline argument (see README)

1.0.9 (2018-03-30)

  • Extend Gameclips provider with title id filtering and saved clips
  • Add Screenshots provider
  • Add Titlehub provider

1.0.8 (2018-03-29)

  • Added Userstats endpoint
  • Updated README

1.0.7 (2018-03-28)

  • Support supplying auth credentials via stdin
  • Added tests for all endpoints
  • Added tests for authentication
  • Added QCS endpoint
  • Added Profile endpoint
  • Added Achievements endpoint
  • Added Usersearch endpoint
  • Added Gameclips endpoint
  • Added People endpoint
  • Added Presence endpoint
  • Added Message endpoint
  • Removed Gamerpics endpoint

1.0.3 - 1.0.6 (2018-03-17)

  • Metadata changes

1.0.2 (2018-03-17)

  • More metadata changes, rendering on PyPi is fine now

1.0.1 (2018-03-17)

  • Metadata changes

1.0.0 (2018-03-17)

  • First release on PyPI.

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