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Python wrapper around Akamai ccuapi

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Python wrapper around Akamai ccuapi

Hat tip to for inspiring the code.


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. (Sample config included as .akamai.sample)
  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, list of strings, Django QuerySet or Django object with the `get_absolute_url` method defined
results =   purger.purge() # returns a list of responses from Akamai, 1 per 100 URLs sent

Command Line Usage


Run ccu_purge -h for additional options.

Using a proxy server?

If you're using this library on a server that uses an http/https proxy, you'll likely hit Connection Timeout issues because suds ignores the environment proxy variables, as described here.

One simple solution:

#Hat tip:
from suds.transport.http import HttpTransport as SudsHttpTransport
class EnvProxyHonoringTransport(SudsHttpTransport):
    def u2handlers(self):
        return []

purger = PurgeRequest(...)
purger.client.set_options(transport = EnvProxyHonoringTransport())
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