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Python library for MediaMath's APIs. This library consists of classes for working with T1 APIs and managing entities. It is written for Python 2.7 and >=3.3. Compatibility with Python 3 is made possible by bundling the module six.

API Documentation is available at <>.


Installation is simple with pip in a virtual environment:

$ pip install TerminalOne

Alternatively, download the latest tag of the repository as a tarball or zip file and run:

$ python install

Execution and Management API

Service Object

class terminalone.T1(username=None, password=None, api_key=None, client_secret=None, auth_method=None, session_id=None, environment="production", api_base=None, token=None, token_updater=None)

The starting point for this package. Authentication and session, entity retrieval, creation, etc. are handled here. Parameters:

  • username: Username of a valid T1 user (that is, valid at <>).
  • password: Password for corresponding T1 user
  • api_key: Approved API key generated at MediaMath's Developer Portal.
  • client_secret: Client Secret for use with OAuth2 authentication
  • session_id: For applications receiving a session ID instead of user credentials, such as an app in T1's Apps tab. api_key should still be provided.
  • auth_method: string enum corresponding to which method of authentication the session to use. Currently "cookie" and "oauth2" are supported. The auth method will usually be detected, so this can be ommitted. (Omission new in v1.2.0!)
  • token: dict OAuth2 token as generated by the session. If you have a web app, you can store the token in the browser session, and then use that to generate a new T1 session. See the documentation for examples.
  • token_updater: function with one argument, token, to be used to update your token databse on automatic token refresh. If not provided, a TokenUpdated warning will be raised when a token has been refreshed. This warning will carry the token in its token argument.
  • Either environment or api_base can be provided to specify where the request goes.
>>> import terminalone
>>> t1 = terminalone.T1("myusername", "mypassword", "my_api_key")

If you're a long-time user of t1-python, you'll notice this doesn't include the auth_method keyword. As of v1.2.0, auth_method is no longer necessary: it will be automatically detected.

OAuth2 authentication is now supported. Send a client secret, redirect URI, and token updater in lieu of user credentials:

>>> t1 = terminalone.T1(api_key="my_api_key", client_secret="secret", redirect_uri="", token_updater=update_token)
>>> auth_url, state = t1.authorization_url()
# Send user to URL and authenticate.
>>> token = t1.fetch_token(authorization_response_url=request.url, state=state)

Once you have this token, you can store it in the user's state. When the user makes another request, you can instantiate T1 with this token:

>>> t1 = terminalone.T1(token=session['oauth2_token'], token_updater=update_token)

Experimental support for resource-owner grant While not yet supported in production, T1-python now includes support for resource-owner code grant. Include a client ID and secret alongside your credentials:

>>> t1 = T1(auth_method='oauth2-resourceowner', client_id="my_client_id", client_secret="my_secret", username="my@user", password="mypass")

If you have a specific API base (for instance, if you are testing against a sandbox deployment) (Note: sandbox environments are not yet useable), you can use the api_base keyword with the domain. For production endpoints, neither environment nor api_base should be provided:

>>> t1 = terminalone.T1("myusername", "mypassword", "my_api_key", api_base="", auth_method="cookie")

If you are receiving a (cloned) session ID, for instance the norm for apps, you will not have user credentials to log in with. Instead, provide the session ID and API key:

>>> t1 = terminalone.T1(session_id="13ea5a26e77b64e7361c7ef84910c18a8d952cf0", api_key="my_api_key")

Fetching Entities and Collections

Entity and collection retrieval. Parameters:

T1.get(collection, entity=None, child=None, limit=None, include=None, full=None, page_limit=100, page_offset=0, sort_by="id", get_all=False, parentNone, query=None, count=False)

  • collection: T1 collection, e.g. "advertisers"
  • entity: Integer ID of entity being retrieved from T1
  • child: Child object of a particular entity, e.g. "dma", "acl"
  • limit: dict to query for relation entity, e.g. {"advertiser": 123456}
  • include: str/list of relations:
    • string, e.g.
      • T1.get('advertiser', include='agency')
    • list of lateral (non-hierarchical) relations, e.g.
      • T1.get('advertiser', include=['agency', 'ad_server'])
    • list of list/strings of hierarchical relations, e.g.
      • T1.get('advertiser', include=[['agency', 'organization'],]
      • T1.get('advertiser', include=[['agency', 'organization'], 'ad_server']
  • full: When retrieving multiple entities, specifies which types to return the full record for. e.g.
    • "campaign" (full record for campaign entities returned)
    • True (full record of all entities returned),
    • ["campaign", "advertiser"] (full record for campaigns and advertisers returned)
  • page_limit and page_offset handle pagination. page_limit specifies how many entities to return at a time, default and max of 100. page_offset specifies which entity to start at for that page.
  • sort_by: sort order. Default "id". e.g. "-id", "name"
  • get_all: Whether to retrieve all results for a query or just a single page. Mutually exclusive with page_limit/page_offset
  • parent: Only return entities with this parent_id. Used for audience_segments.
  • query: Search parameters. Note: it's much simpler to use find instead of get, allowing find to construct the query.
  • count: bool return the number of entities as a second parameter
  • other_params: dict of additional, service-specific parameters to be passed.
Raises: terminalone.errors.ClientError if page_limit > 100, terminalone.errors.APIError on >399 HTTP status code.
Returns: If single entity is specified, returns a single entity object. If multiple entities, generator yielding each entity.


>>> advertisers = t1.get("advertisers")
>>> for advertiser in advertisers:
...     print(advertiser)
Advertiser(id=1, name="My Brand Advertiser", _type="advertiser")

Returns generator over the first 100 advertisers (or fewer if the user only has access to fewer), ordered ascending by ID. Each entity is the limited object, containing just id, name, and _type (_type just signifies the type returned by the API, in this case, "advertiser").

>>> ag_advertisers = t1.get("advertisers",
...                         limit={"agency": 123456},
...                         include="agency",
...                         full="advertiser")
>>> for advertiser in ag_advertisers:
...     print(advertiser)
Advertiser(id=1, name="My Brand Advertiser", agency=Agency(id=123456, name="Operating Agency", _type="agency"), agency_id=123456, status=True, ...)

Generator over up to 100 advertisers within agency ID 123456. Each advertiser includes its parent agency object as an attribute. The advertiser objects are the full entities, so all fields are returned. Agency objects are limited and have the same fields as advertisers in the previous example.

>>> campaigns, count = t1.get("campaigns",
...                           get_all=True,
...                           full=True,
...                           sort_by="-updated_on")
>>> print(count)
>>> for campaign in campaigns:
...     print(campaign)
Campaign(id=123, name="Summer Acquisition", updated_on=datetime.datetime(2015, 4, 4, 0, 15, 0, 0), ...)
Campaign(id=456, name="Spring Acquisition", updated_on=datetime.datetime(2015, 4, 4, 0, 10, 0, 0), ...)

Generator over every campaign accessible by the user, sorted in descending order of last update. Second argument is integer number of campaigns retrieved, as returned by the API. get_all=True removes the need to worry about pagination — it is handled by the SDK internally.

>>> _, count = t1.get("advertisers",
...                   page_limit=1,
...                   count=True)
>>> print(count)

Sole purpose is to get the count of advertisers accessible by the user. Use page_limit=1 to minimize unnecessary resources, and assign to _ to throw away the single entity retrieved.

Searching for entities

Limiting entities by relation ID is one way to limit entities, but we can also search with more intricate queries using find:

T1.find(collection, variable, operator, candidates, **kwargs)

  • collection: T1 collection, same use as with get
  • variable: Field to query for, e.g. name
  • operator: Arithmetic operator, e.g. "<"
  • candidates: Query value, e.g. "jonsmith*"
  • kwargs: Additional keyword arguments to pass onto get. All keyword arguments applicable for get are applicable here as well.

module terminalone.filters

  • IN
  • NULL
  • LESS
>>> greens = t1.find("atomic_creatives",
...                  "name",
...                  terminalone.filters.CASE_INS_STRING,
...                  "*Green*",
...                  include="concept",
...                  get_all=True)

Generator over all creatives with "Green" in the name. Include concept.

>>> my_campaigns = t1.find("campaigns",
...                       "id",
...                       terminalone.filers.IN,
...                       [123, 234, 345],
...                       full=True)

Generator over campaign IDs 123, 234, and 345. Note that when using terminalone.filers.IN, variable is automatically ID, so that argument is effectively ignored. Further, candidates must be a list of integer IDs.

>>> pixels = t1.find("pixel_bundles",
...                  "keywords",
...                  terminalone.filters.NOT_NULL,
...                  None)

Generator over first 100 pixels with non-null keywords field.

>>> strats = t1.find("strategies",
...                  "status",
...                  terminalone.filters.EQUALS,
...                  True,
...                  limit={"campaign": 123456})

Active strategies within campaign ID 123456.


A specific entity can be retrieved by using get with an entity ID as the second argument, or using the entity keyword. You can then access that entity's properties using instance attributes:

>>> my_advertiser = t1.get("advertisers", 111111)

class terminalone.Entity

  • set(properties) Set all data in mapping object properties to the entity.
  • save(data=None)

: Save the entity. If data is provided, send that. Typically used with no arguments.

(Note: you will typically interact with subclasses, not ``Entity`` itself)

If for some reason you need to access the object like a dictionary (for instance, if you need to iterate over fields or dump to a CSV), the method get_properties() is available. However, you shouldn't modify _properties directly, as it will cause incorrect behaviour.

Once you have your instance, you can modify its values, and then save it back. A return value of None indicates success. Otherwise, an error is raised.

>>> = "Updated name"

Create new entities by calling on your instance., report=None, properties=None)

  • collection: T1 collection, same as above
  • report: New report object; discussed in Reports
  • properties: Properties to pass into new object.
>>> new_properties = {
...     "name": "Spring Green",
...     "status": True,
... }
>>> new_concept ="concept", properties=new_properties)
>>> new_concept.advertiser_id = 123456

properties is an optional mapping object with properties to get passed in. You can use a string representation of the object (such as "concept" above); or, you can use the object itself from terminalone.models:

>>> new_concept =, properties=new_properties)

Child Entities

To retrieve child entities (for instance, /users/:id/permissions), include the child argument in a call to T1.get:

>>> permissions = t1.get("users", 1, child="permissions")


To use MediaMath's Reports API instantiate an instance with

>>> rpts ="report")

class terminalone.Report

  • metadata Metadata of reports available or of individual report. Calculated on first call (API request made); cached for future calls.
  • parameters Dictionary of request parameters
  • set(data) Set request parameters with a mapping object data
  • report_uri(report) Get URI stub for report
  • get(as_dict=False) Get report data (requires calling with a report name). Returns headers and csv.reader. If as_dict is True, returns data as csv.DictReader

This is a metadata object, and can be used to retrieve information about which reports are available.

>>> pprint.pprint(rpts.metadata)
{'reports': {...
             'geo': {'Description': 'Standard Geo Report',
                     'Name': 'Geo Report',
                     'URI_Data': '',
                     'URI_Meta': ''},
>>> pprint.pprint(rpts.metadata, depth=2)
{'reports': {'audience_index': {...},
             'audience_index_pixel': {...},
             'day_part': {...},
             'device_technology': {...},
             'geo': {...},
             'performance': {...},
             'pulse': {...},
             'reach_frequency': {...},
             'site_transparency': {...},
             'technology': {...},
             'video': {...},
             'watermark': {...}}}

You can retrieve the URI stub of any report by calling Report.report_uri:

>>> print(rpts.get_uri("geo"))

Which is just a short-cut to getting the final part of the path of Report.metadata[report]['URI_Data']. Getting the URI from the specification is preferred to assuming that the name is the same as the stub. This is more directly applicable by instantiating the object for it:

>>> report ="report", rpts.report_uri("performance"))

You can access metadata about this report from the Report.metadata property as well. To get data, first set properties about the query with Report.set, and use the Report.get method, which returns a tuple (headers, data).:

>>> report.set({
...     'dimensions': ['campaign_id', 'strategy_name'],
...     'filter': {'campaign_id': 126173},
...     'metrics': ['impressions', 'total_spend'],
...     'time_rollup': 'by_day',
...     'start_date': '2013-01-01',
...     'end_date': '2013-12-31',
...     'order': ['date'],
... })
>>> headers, data = report.get()
>>> print(headers)
['start_date', 'end_date', 'campaign_id', 'strategy_name', 'impressions']
>>> for line in data:
...     # do work on line
...     print(line)
['2013-06-27', '2013-06-27', '126173', 'PS', '231']

headers is a list of headers, while data is a csv.reader object. Type casting is not present in the current version, but is tentatively planned for a future date.

More information about these parameters can be found here.


Why don't we import the object classes directly? For instance, why doesn't this work?

>>> from terminalone import Campaign

The answer here is that we need to keep a common session so that we can share session information across requests. This allows you to work with many objects, only passing in authentication information once.

>>> t1 = T1("myusername", "mypassword", "my_api_key")
>>> t1.authenticate("cookie")
>>> c ="campaign")
>>> c.session is t1.session


For questions about either API workflow or this library, email <>.


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