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Authlete Library for Python


This is the official Python library for Authlete Web APIs.


Apache License, Version 2.0

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PyPI (Python Package Index)


pip install authlete

Quick Start

The following code simulates "Authorization Code Flow". Replace CLIENT_ID, SERVICE_API_KEY and SERVICE_API_SECRET in the code with your own properly. The code assumes that the client type of the client application is 'public' (otherwise client authentication would be required at the token endpoint) and the number of registered redirect URIs is one (otherwise redirect_uri request parameter would be required).

from authlete.api  import *
from authlete.conf import *
from authlete.dto  import *

# Your Configuration
authlete_api_server = ''
service_api_key     = 'SERVICE_API_KEY'
service_api_secret  = 'SERVICE_API_SECRET'
client_id           = 'CLIENT_ID'
user_id             = 'USER_ID'

# AuthleteApi

# Configuration to access Authlete APIs.
cnf = AuthleteConfiguration()
cnf.baseUrl          = authlete_api_server
cnf.serviceApiKey    = service_api_key
cnf.serviceApiSecret = service_api_secret

# Authlete API caller
api = AuthleteApiImpl(cnf)

# /api/auth/authorization API

# Prepare a request to /api/auth/authorization API.
req = AuthorizationRequest()
req.parameters = 'response_type=code&client_id={}'.format(client_id)

# Call /api/auth/authorization API. The class of the
# response is authlete.dto.AuthorizationResponse.
res = api.authorization(req)

# /api/auth/authorization/issue API

# Prepare a request to /api/auth/authorization/issue API.
req = AuthorizationIssueRequest()
req.ticket  = res.ticket
req.subject = user_id

# Call /api/auth/authorization/issue API. The class of the
# response is authlete.dto.AuthorizationIssueResponse.
res = api.authorizationIssue(req)

# An authorization response returned to the user agent.
print('HTTP/1.1 302 Found')
print('Location: {}'.format(res.responseContent))

# /api/auth/token API

# Prepare a request to /api/auth/token API.
req = TokenRequest()
req.parameters = 'client_id={}&grant_type=authorization_code&code={}'\
    .format(client_id, res.authorizationCode)

# Call /api/auth/token API. The class of the response is
# authlete.dto.TokenResponse.
res = api.token(req)

# A token response returned to the client.
print("\nHTTP/1.1 200 OK")
print("Content-Type: application/json\n")


How To Get AuthleteApi

All the methods to communicate with Authlete Web APIs are gathered in authlete.api.AuthleteApi interface. authlete.api.AuthleteApiImpl class is the only implementation of the interface. The constructor of AuthleteApiImpl class requires an instance of authlete.conf.AuthleteConfiguration class.

# Prepare an instance of AuthleteConfiguration.
cnf = AuthleteConfiguration()
cnf.baseUrl               = ...
cnf.serviceOwnerApiKey    = ...
cnf.serviceOwnerApiSecret = ...
cnf.serviceApiKey         = ...
cnf.serviceApiSecret      = ...

# Get an implementation of AuthleteApi interface.
api = AuthleteApiImpl(cnf)

AuthleteConfiguration class has two subclasses, AuthleteEnvConfiguration and AuthleteIniConfiguration.

AuthleteEnvConfiguration class reads settings from the following environment variables.


The constructor of AuthleteEnvConfiguration reads the environment variables, so what you have to do in Python code is just to create an instance of the class as follows.

cnf = AuthleteEnvConfiguration()

On the other hand, AuthleteIniConfiguration class reads an INI file. The format of the file AuthleteIniConfiguration expects is as follows.

base_url                 = ...
service_owner.api_key    = ...
service_owner.api_secret = ...
service.api_key          = ...
service.api_secret       = ...

The constructor of AuthleteIniConfiguration accepts an optional parameter which represents the name of an INI file. If the parameter is omitted, authlete.ini is used as the default file. If the name of your INI file is not authlete.ini, pass the file name to the constructor explicitly as follows.

cnf = AuthleteIniConfiguration('configuration.ini')

AuthleteApi Settings

getSettings() method of AuthleteApi interface returns an instance of authlete.api.Settings class. You can set connection timeout and read timeout via the instance.

settings = api.getSettings()
settings.connectionTimeout = 5.0
settings.readTimeout       = 5.0

AuthleteApi Method Categories

Methods in AuthleteApi interface can be divided into some categories.

Methods for Authorization Endpoint Implementation
  • authorization(request)
  • authorizationFail(equest)
  • authorizationIssue(request)
Methods for Token Endpoint Implementation
  • token(request)
  • tokenFail(request)
  • tokenIssue(request)
Methods for Service Management
  • createService(service)
  • deleteService(serviceApiKey)
  • getService(serviceApiKey)
  • getServiceList(start=None, end=None)
  • updateService(service)
Methods for Client Application Management
  • createClient(client)
  • deleteClient(clientId)
  • getClient(clientId)
  • getClientList(developer=None, start=None, end=None)
  • updateClient(client)
  • refreshClientSecret(clientId)
  • updateClientSecret(clientId, clientSecret)
Methods for Access Token Introspection
  • introspection(request)
  • standardIntrospection(request)
  • getTokenList(clientIdentifier=None, subject=None, start=None, end=None)
Methods for Revocation Endpoint Implementation
  • revocation(request)
Methods for User Info Endpoint Implementation
  • userinfo(request)
  • userinfoIssue(request)
Methods for JWK Set Endpoint Implementation
  • getServiceJwks(pretty=True, includePrivateKeys=False)
Methods for OpenID Connect Discovery
  • getServiceConfiguration(pretty=True)
Methods for Token Operations
  • tokenCreate(request)
  • tokenUpdate(request)
Methods for Requestable Scopes per Client (deprecated; Client APIs suffice)
  • getRequestableScopes(clientId)
  • setRequestableScopes(clientId, scopes)
  • deleteRequestableScopes(clientId)
Methods for Records of Granted Scopes
  • getGrantedScopes(clientId, subject)
  • deleteGrantedScopes(clientId, subject)
Methods for Authorization Management on a User-Client Combination Basis
  • deleteClientAuthorization(clientId, subject)
  • getClientAuthorizationList(request)
  • updateClientAuthorization(clientId, request)
Methods for JOSE
  • verifyJose(request)
Methods for CIBA (Client Initiated Backchannel Authentication)
  • backchannelAuthentication(request)
  • backchannelAuthenticationIssue(request)
  • backchannelAuthenticationFail(request)
  • backchannelAuthenticationComplete(request)
Methods for OpenID Connect Dynamic Client Registration
  • dynamicClientRegister(request)
  • dynamicClientGet(request)
  • dynamicClientUpdate(request)
  • dynamicClientDelete(request)
Methods for Device Flow
  • deviceAuthorization(request)
  • deviceComplete(request)
  • deviceVerification(request)

Authlete Version

Some APIs and features don't work (even if they are defined in the AuthleteApi interface) if Authlete API server you use doesn't support them. For example, CIBA works only in Authlete 2.1 onwards. Please contact us if you want to use newer Authlete versions.

Features available in Authlete 2.0 and onwards:

  • Financial-grade API (FAPI)
  • OAuth 2.0 Mutual TLS Client Authentication and Certificate Bound Access Tokens (MTLS)
  • JWT-based Client Authentication (RFC 7523)
  • Scope attributes
  • UK Open Banking Security Profile

Features available in Authlete 2.1 and onwards:

  • Client Initiated Backchannel Authentication (CIBA)
  • JWT Secured Authorization Response Mode for OAuth 2.0 (JARM)
  • Dynamic Client Registration (RFC 7591 & RFC 7592)
  • OAuth 2.0 Device Authorization Grant (Device Flow)
  • JWT-based Access Token

See Also


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