Python library to create Apple Passbook (.pkpass) files
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Python library to create Apple Wallet (.pkpass) files (Apple Wallet has previously been known as Passbook in iOS 6 to iOS 8).

See the Wallet Topic Page and the Wallet Developer Guide for more information about Apple Wallet.

If you need the server side implementation (API / WebServices) in django you should check

Getting Started

  1. Get a Pass Type Id
  • Visit the iOS Provisioning Portal -> Pass Type IDs -> New Pass Type ID
  • Select pass type id -> Configure (Follow steps and download generated pass.cer file)
  • Use Keychain tool to export a Certificates.p12 file (need Apple Root Certificate installed)
  1. Generate the necessary certificate
    $ openssl pkcs12 -in "Certificates.p12" -clcerts -nokeys -out certificate.pem   
  1. Generate the key.pem
    $ openssl pkcs12 -in "Certificates.p12" -nocerts -out key.pem

You will be asked for an export password (or export phrase). In this example it will be 123456, the script will use this as an argument to output the desired .pkpass

  1. Ensure you have M2Crypto installed

    sudo easy_install M2Crypto

Typical Usage

#!/usr/bin/env python

from passbook.models import Pass, Barcode, StoreCard

cardInfo = StoreCard()
cardInfo.addPrimaryField('name', 'John Doe', 'Name')

organizationName = 'Your organization' 
passTypeIdentifier = '' 
teamIdentifier = 'AGK5BZEN3E'

passfile = Pass(cardInfo, \
    passTypeIdentifier=passTypeIdentifier, \
    organizationName=organizationName, \
passfile.serialNumber = '1234567' 
passfile.barcode = Barcode(message = 'Barcode message')    

# Including the icon and logo is necessary for the passbook to be valid.
passfile.addFile('icon.png', open('images/icon.png', 'r'))
passfile.addFile('logo.png', open('images/logo.png', 'r'))

# Create and output the Passbook file (.pkpass)
password = '123456'
passfile.create('certificate.pem', 'key.pem', 'wwdr.pem', password , 'test.pkpass')

Note: Getting WWDR Certificate

Certificate is available @

It can be exported from KeyChain into a .pem (e.g. wwdr.pem).


You can run the tests with py.test or optionally with coverage support (install pytest-cov first):

py.test --cov

You can also generate a HTML report of the coverage:

py.test --cov-report html

You can run the tests against multiple versions of Python by running tox which you need to install first.


Developed by devartis.