Skip to main content

Python client for Hadoop® YARN API

Project description


Python client for Apache Hadoop® YARN API

Latest Version Downloads Travis CI build status Latest documentation status Test coverage

Package documentation:

REST API documentation:

Warning: CLI is outdated & broken. Please don't use CLI. This will be resolved in future releases.

Compatibility Matrix

yarn-api-client-python Apache Hadoop
1.0.2 3.2.1
1.0.3 3.3.0, 3.3.1

If u have version other than mentioned (or vendored variant like Hortonworks), certain APIs might be not working or have differences in implementation. If u plan to use certain API long-term, you might want to make sure its not in Alpha stage in documentation.


From PyPI

pip install yarn-api-client

From Anaconda (conda forge)

conda install -c conda-forge yarn-api-client

From source code

pip install git+

Enabling support for SimpleAuth

See example below:

from yarn_api_client.auth import SimpleAuth
from yarn_api_client.history_server import HistoryServer
auth = SimpleAuth('impersonated_account_name')
history_server = HistoryServer('', auth=auth)

Enabling support for Kerberos/SPNEGO Security

  1. First option - using requests_kerberos package

To avoid deployment issues on a non Kerberized environment, the requests_kerberos dependency is optional and needs to be explicit installed in order to enable access to YARN console protected by Kerberos/SPNEGO.

pip install requests_kerberos

From python code

from yarn_api_client.history_server import HistoryServer
from requests_kerberos import HTTPKerberosAuth
history_server = HistoryServer('', auth=HTTPKerberosAuth())

PS: You need to get valid kerberos ticket in systemwide kerberos cache before running your code, otherwise calls to kerberized environment won't go through (run kinit before proceeding to run code)

  1. Second option - using gssapi package

If you want to avoid using terminal calls, you have to perform SPNEGO handshake to retrieve ticket yourself. Full API documentation:


CLI interface

Warning: CLI is outdated & broken. Please don't use CLI. This will be resolved in future releases.

  1. First way
bin/yarn_client --help
  1. Alternative way
python -m yarn_api_client --help

Programmatic interface

from yarn_api_client import ApplicationMaster, HistoryServer, NodeManager, ResourceManager
am = ApplicationMaster('')
app_information = am.application_information('application_id')


1.0.3 Release

  • Drop support of Python 2.7 (if you still need it for extreme emergency, look into reverting ab4f71582f8c69e908db93905485ba4d00562dfd)
  • Update of supported hadoop version to 3.3.1
  • Add support for YARN_CONF_DIR and HADOOP_CONF_DIR
  • Add class for native SimpleAuth (#106)
  • Add constructor argument for proxies (#109)

1.0.2 Release

  • Add support for Python 3.8.x
  • Fix HTTPS url parsing
  • Fix JSON body request APIs
  • Handle YARN response with empty contents
  • Better logging support

1.0.1 Release

  • Passes the authorization instance to the Active RM check
  • Establishes a new (working) documentation site in
  • Adds more python version (3.7 and 3.8) to test matrix and removes 2.6.

1.0.0 Release

  • Major cleanup of API.
    • Address/port parameters have been replaced with complete endpoints (includes scheme [e.g., http or https]).
    • ResourceManager has been updated to take a list of endpoints for improved HA support.
    • ResourceManager, ApplicationMaster, HistoryServer and NodeManager have been updated with methods corresponding to the latest REST API.
  • pytest support on Windows has been provided.
  • Documentation has been updated.

NOTE: Applications using APIs relative to releases prior to 1.0 should pin their dependency on yarn-api-client to less than 1.0 and are encouraged to update to 1.0 as soon as possible.

0.3.7 Release

  • Honor configured HTTP Policy when no address is provided - enabling using of HTTPS in these cases.

0.3.6 Release

  • Extend ResourceManager to allow applications to determine resource availability prior to submission.

0.3.5 Release

  • Hotfix release to fix internal signature mismatch

0.3.4 Release

  • More flexible support for discovering Hadoop configuration including multiple Resource Managers when HA is configured
  • Properly support YARN post response codes

0.3.3 Release

  • Properly set Content-Type in PUT requests
  • Check for HADOOP_CONF_DIR env variable

0.3.2 Release

  • Make Kerberos/SPNEGO dependency optional

0.3.1 Release

  • Fix cluster_application_kill API

0.3.0 Release

  • Add support for YARN endpoints protected by Kerberos/SPNEGO
  • Moved to requests package for REST API invocation
  • Remove http_con property, as connections are now managed by requests package

0.2.5 Release

  • Fixed History REST API

0.2.4 Release

  • Added compatibility with HA enabled Resource Manager


YARN API client is developed by an open community, and the current maintainers are listed below in alphabetical order:

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

yarn-api-client-1.0.3.tar.gz (23.7 kB view hashes)

Uploaded source

Built Distribution

yarn_api_client-1.0.3-py3-none-any.whl (26.0 kB view hashes)

Uploaded py3

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page