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MicroWebCli is a micro HTTP Web client for MicroPython (used on ESP32 and Pycom modules)


Very easy to integrate and very light with only one file :

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Simple but effective :

  • Use it to requesting fastly HTTP endpoints
  • Supports URL parts and modifiable query string parameters
  • Supports secured connections SSL/TLS over HTTP (https)
  • Supports SOCKS5 server (without authentication)
  • Supports authentications HTTP Basic and Bearer Token
  • Supports large request and response datas
  • Supports form-urlencoded datas on request
  • Supports json objects on request and response
  • Coulds save to a file the response content of any request
  • Adds fast methods to directly GET, POST, JSON and downloads
  • Automatically bounces (fast methods) on HTTP(S) redirections (ressources moved)

Using microWebCli fast methods (statics, without classes) :

Name Function
Makes a GET request MicroWebCli.GETRequest(url, queryParams=None, auth=None, connTimeoutSec=None)
Makes a POST request MicroWebCli.POSTRequest(url, formData={}, auth=None, connTimeoutSec=None)
Makes a JSON GET/POST request MicroWebCli.JSONRequest(url, o=None, auth=None, connTimeoutSec=None)
Save response of a GET request to file MicroWebCli.FileRequest(url, filepath, progressCallback=None, auth=None, connTimeoutSec=None)

Note : All fast methods automatically bounces on HTTP(S) redirections

Warning : Entire content of the response is allocated in memory with GETRequest, POSTRequest and JSONRequest

Fast methods usage example :

from microWebCli import MicroWebCli

contentBytes = MicroWebCli.GETRequest('', { 'pet':'cat' })

contentBytes = MicroWebCli.POSTRequest('', { 'id':12345 })

auth   = MicroWebCli.AuthBasic('toto', 'blah123')
result = MicroWebCli.JSONRequest('', auth=auth)
print('User name is %s %s' % (result.firstname, result.lastname))

def progressCallback(microWebCli, progressSize, totalSize) :
  if totalSize :
    print('Progress: %d bytes of %d downloaded...' % (progressSize, totalSize))
  else :
    print('Progress: %d bytes downloaded...' % progressSize)
filename    = '/flash/test.pdf'
contentType = MicroWebCli.FileRequest('', filename, progressCallback)
print('File of content type "%s" was saved to "%s"' % (contentType, filename))

Using microWebCli authentication classes :

Authentication Class constructor
Basic HTTP auth = MicroWebCli.AuthBasic(user, password)
Bearer Token auth = MicroWebCli.AuthToken(token)

Using microWebCli main class :

Name Function
Constructor wCli = MicroWebCli(url='', method='GET', auth=None, connTimeoutSec=None)
Opens HTTP request wCli.OpenRequest(data=None, contentType=None, contentLength=None)
Opens HTTP form-urlencoded request wCli.OpenRequestFormData(formData={})
Opens HTTP json object request wCli.OpenRequestJSONData(o=None)
Writes binary data to opened request wCli.RequestWriteData(data)
Gets response class for opened request wCli.GetResponse()
Checks if no request is opened wCli.IsClosed()
Closes an opened request wCli.Close()
Name Property
Gets or sets the connection timeout in secondes wCli.ConnTimeoutSec
Gets or sets the Web method verb wCli.Method
Gets or sets the complete Web URL wCli.URL
Gets or sets the Web proto (http/https) wCli.Proto
Gets or sets the Web host wCli.Host
Gets or sets the Web port number wCli.Port
Gets or sets the Web path part wCli.Path
Gets or sets the Web complete query string wCli.QueryString
Gets or sets the dict query parameters wCli.QueryParams
Gets or sets the dict headers wCli.Headers
Gets or sets the authentication class wCli.Auth
Gets or sets a SOCKS5 server (tuple of host and port) wCli.Socks5Addr

Using microWebCli response class :

Name Function
Gets the client microWebCli class resp.GetClient()
Gets the HTTP server address resp.GetAddr()
Gets the HTTP server IP address resp.GetIPAddr()
Gets the HTTP server port number resp.GetPort()
Gets the HTTP server version resp.GetHTTPVersion()
Gets the response status code resp.GetStatusCode()
Gets the response status message resp.GetStatusMessage()
Checks if it is a success response resp.IsSuccess()
Checks if it is a location moved response resp.IsLocationMoved()
Gets the location moved URL resp.LocationMovedURL()
Gets the dict response headers resp.GetHeaders()
Gets the reponse content type resp.GetContentType()
Gets the response content length resp.GetContentLength()
Reads response content (part or total) resp.ReadContent(size=None)
Reads response content into buffer resp.ReadContentInto(buf, nbytes=None)()
Reads response content as json object resp.ReadContentAsJSON()
Writes response content to a file resp.WriteContentToFile(filepath, progressCallback=None)
Checks if response is closed resp.IsClosed()
Closes response resp.Close()

Example of GET (large response) :

from microWebCli import MicroWebCli

wCli = MicroWebCli('')
wCli.QueryParams['pet'] = 'cat'
print('GET %s' % wCli.URL)
buf  = memoryview(bytearray(1024))
resp = wCli.GetResponse()
if resp.IsSuccess() :
  while not resp.IsClosed() :
    x = resp.ReadContentInto(buf)
    if x < len(buf) :
      buf = buf[:x]
  print('GET success with "%s" content type' % resp.GetContentType())
else :
  print('GET return %d code (%s)' % (resp.GetStatusCode(), resp.GetStatusMessage()))

Example of PUT (large request) :

from microWebCli import MicroWebCli

auth = MicroWebCli.AuthToken('Dk23JHsI7NsMcY3C=')
wCli = MicroWebCli('', 'PUT', auth)
print('PUT %s' % wCli.URL)
wCli.OpenRequest('application/octet-stream', fileSize)
while True :
  data =
  if not data :
resp = wCli.GetResponse()
if resp.IsSuccess() :
  o = resp.ReadContentAsJSON()
  print('PUT success')
else :
  print('PUT return %d code (%s)' % (resp.GetStatusCode(), resp.GetStatusMessage()))

Example of saving response to a file :

from microWebCli import MicroWebCli

def progressCallback(microWebCli, progressSize, totalSize) :
  if totalSize :
    print('Progress: %d bytes of %d downloaded...' % (progressSize, totalSize))
  else :
    print('Progress: %d bytes downloaded...' % progressSize)

filename = '/flash/test.pdf'
wCli = MicroWebCli('')
print('GET file %s' % wCli.URL)
resp = wCli.GetResponse()
contentType = resp.WriteContentToFile(filename, progressCallback)
print('File of content type "%s" was saved to "%s"' % (contentType, filename))

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