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This is the official Python SDK for the CloudConvert API v2.

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 pip install cloudconvert

Creating API Client

 import cloudconvert

cloudconvert.configure(api_key='API_KEY', sandbox=False)

Or set the environment variable CLOUDCONVERT_API_KEY and use:

 import cloudconvert


Creating Jobs

 import cloudconvert


    "tasks": {
        'import-my-file': {
            'operation': 'import/url',
            'url': 'https://my-url'
        'convert-my-file': {
            'operation': 'convert',
            'input': 'import-my-file',
            'output_format': 'pdf',
            'some_other_option': 'value'
        'export-my-file': {
            'operation': 'export/url',
            'input': 'convert-my-file'

Downloading Files

CloudConvert can generate public URLs for using export/url tasks. You can use these URLs to download output files.

exported_url_task_id = "84e872fc-d823-4363-baab-eade2e05ee54"
res = cloudconvert.Task.wait(id=exported_url_task_id)  # Wait for job completion
file = res.get("result").get("files")[0]
res =['filename'], url=file['url'])

Uploading Files

Uploads to CloudConvert are done via import/upload tasks (see the docs). This SDK offers a convenient upload method:

job = cloudconvert.Job.create(payload={
    'tasks': {
        'upload-my-file': {
            'operation': 'import/upload'

upload_task_id = job['tasks'][0]['id']

upload_task = cloudconvert.Task.find(id=upload_task_id)
res = cloudconvert.Task.upload(file_name='path/to/sample.pdf', task=upload_task)

res = cloudconvert.Task.find(id=upload_task_id)

Webhook Signing

The node SDK allows to verify webhook requests received from CloudConvert.

payloadString = '...';  # The JSON string from the raw request body.
signature = '...';  # The value of the "CloudConvert-Signature" header.
signingSecret = '...';  # You can find it in your webhook settings.

isValid = cloudconvert.Webhook.verify(payloadString, signature, signingSecret);  # returns true or false

Signed URLs

Signed URLs allow converting files on demand only using URL query parameters. The Python SDK allows to generate such URLs. Therefore, you need to obtain a signed URL base and a signing secret on the CloudConvert Dashboard.

base = ''  # You can find it in your signed URL settings.
signing_secret = '...'  # You can find it in your signed URL settings.
cache_key = 'cache-key'  # Allows caching of the result file for 24h

job = {
    "tasks": {
        "import-file": {
            "operation": "import/url",
            "url": ""
        "export-file": {
            "operation": "export/url",
            "input": "import-file"

url = cloudconvert.SignedUrl.sign(base, signing_secret, job, cache_key);  # returns the URL

Unit Tests

# Run Task tests
$ python tests/unit/

# Run Job tests
$ python tests/unit/

# Run Webhook tests
$ python tests/unit/

Integration Tests

# Run Integration test for task
$ python tests/integration/ 

# Run Integration test for Job
$ python tests/integration/