A simple ruby client for DigitalOcean HTTP API [DEPRECATED]
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A simple Digital Ocean (http://digitalocean.com) API wrapper


gem install colombo



# You can set Columbus configuration at class level like so
Colombo.configure do |c|
  c.api_key   = ENV['DO_API_KEY']
  c.client_id = ENV['DO_CLIENT_ID']

# Or configure each instance independently
@client = Colombo.new(
  :api_key   => ENV['DO_API_KEY'],
  :client_id => ENV['DO_CLIENT_ID']


# This method returns all active droplets that are currently running in your account

# This method returns a specfic droplet (via droplet_id)
# without having to fetch all droplets first
@client.droplet( droplet_id )

# This method returns full information for a specific droplet ID
@client.droplets.find( droplet_id )

# This method allows you to create a new droplet.
new_droplet = droplets.create({
  :name       => COLOMBO_DROPLET_NAME  ,
  :image_id   => COLOMBO_IMAGE_ID      ,
  :region_id  => COLOMBO_REGION_ID     ,
  :size_id    => COLOMBO_SIZE_ID

# This method allows you to reboot a droplet.
# This is the preferred method to use if a server is not responding.
@client.droplets.find( droplet_id ).reboot()

# This method allows you to power cycle a droplet.
# This will turn off the droplet and then turn it back on.
@client.droplets.find( droplet_id ).power_cycle()

# This method allows you to shutdown a running droplet.
# The droplet will remain in your account.
@client.droplets.find( droplet_id ).shutdown()

# This method renames the droplet to the specified name (new_droplet_name).
@client.droplets.find( droplet_id ).rename( new_droplet_name )


# Return all the available regions within the Digital Ocean cloud.


# This method returns all the available images that can be accessed by your
# client ID. You will have access to all public images by default, and any
# snapshots or backups that you have created in your own account.

# Takes the optional parameter filter, either :my_images or :global
@client.images(:filter => :my_images)

# This method displays the attributes of an image.

# This method allows you to transfer an image to a specified region.
@client.images.find(image_id).transfer( new_region_id )

# This method allows you to destroy an image. There is no way to restore a
# deleted image so be careful and ensure your data is properly backed up.
# NOTE: You need to pass true to the destroy method to ensure that you know
# what you are doing.
@client.images.find( image_id ).destroy(true)

SSH Keys

# This method lists all the available public SSH keys in your account
# that can be added to a droplet.

# Shows a specific public SSH key in your account that can be added to a droplet.
@client.find( ssh_key_id )

# This method allows you to add a new public SSH key to your account.
ssh_key = @client.ssh_keys.create({
  :name        => 'my ssh key name',
  :ssh_pub_key => 'my ssh key ...'

# This method allows you to modify an existing public SSH key in your account.
ssh_key.update(:ssh_pub_key => 'my new ssh key')

# This method will delete the SSH key from your account.


# This method returns all the available sizes that can be used to create a droplet.


# This method is primarily used to report on the progress of an event
# by providing the percentage of completion.
@client.event( event_id )

Bug reports and other issues

Help and Docs


  • Fork the project.
  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


Colombo is free software distributed under the terms of the MIT license reproduced here.