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Python wrapper around Akamai ccuapi including a command line utility


Python 2.7, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5 are currently supported. There are currently no plans to support anything older than Python 2.7


Credentials can be provided in 1 of 3 ways:

  1. AKAMAI_USERNAME and AKAMAI_PASSWORD environment variables.
  2. A .akamai config file in the user's home directory. Example:
  3. Passing username and password kwargs to ccuapi.purge.PurgeRequest on initialization.

Email Notifications

One or more comma-separated email addresses may be set to receive notifications when a content purge is complete. These are provided in 1 of 3 ways:

  1. AKAMAI_NOTIFY_EMAIL environment variable.
  2. In the .akamai config file
  3. Passing email kwarg to ccuapi.purge.PurgeRequest on initialization.


from ccuapi.purge import PurgeRequest
purger = PurgeRequest()
purger.add('') # this can be a string, or list of strings
results = purger.purge() # returns the status of the request

Command Line Usage


Run ccu_purge -h for additional options.

Using a proxy server

ccuapi_purge will honor the standard proxy environment variables so if you are running behind a proxy export the proper environment variables:

$ export HTTP_PROXY=""
$ export HTTPS_PROXY=""

Change Log

1.2.1 (12/15/2015)

  • Added support for HTTPS socket timeouts when making Akamai API requests.

1.2.0 (01/09/2015)

  • Added support for altering the API endpoint. Thanks elmirjagudin
  • Added support for using a custom certificate bundle. Thanks elmirjagudin
  • Added support for disabling SSL verification. Thanks elmirjagudin

1.1.2 (05/23/2014)

  • Fix bug where purge method was returning the results of a status call rather than the actual results of the purge

1.1.1 (05/22/2014)

  • Fix entry point issue with CLI running

1.1.0 (05/16/2014)

  • Python 3 support
  • Catch exception in CLI when no username is supplied

1.0.0 (05/15/2014)

This versions marks a fairly significant overhaul to convert to Akamai's REST based API. There some backward incompatible changes so be sure to review the list of changes below:

  • Drop Django related code. A separate Django module should be created which can potentially leverage this library, however having Django related code in this module didn't fit well.
  • Unittests have been introduced which should make future updates safer
  • Pylint and PEP8 compliance
  • WSDL has been dropped. Since Akamai won't be supporting use of the SOAP API going forward, there was no reason to keep this around
  • Project is now tested using Travis-CI


This was the last version which supported the SOAP based API