A Python REST Client for MaxCD REST Web Services
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MaxCDN REST Web Services Python Client

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pip install maxcdn


from maxcdn import MaxCDN

api = MaxCDN("myalias", "consumer_key", "consumer_secret")

# Get Account Info

# Create Pull Zone
api.post("/zones/pull.json", {'name': 'mypullzone', 'url': 'http://yourorigin.com', 'compress': '1'})

# Update Pull Zone
api.put("/zones/pull.json/12345", {'url': 'http://neworigin.com'})

# Purge All Cache

# Purge File
api.delete("/zones/pull.json/77573/cache", data={'file': '/my-file.png'})


It has support for GET, POST, PUT and DELETE OAuth signed requests.

We now have a shortcut for Purge Calls!

zone_id = 12345

# Purge Zone

# Purge File
api.purge(zone_id, '/some_file')

# Purge Files
api.purge(zone_id, ['/some_file', '/another_file'])

Every request can take an optional debug parameter.

api.get("/account.json", debug=True)
# Will output
# Making GET request to http://rws.netdna.com/myalias/account.json
#{... API Returned Stuff ...}

Every request can also take an optional debug_json parameter if you don't like the exception based errors.
api.get('/account.json', debug_json=True)

For more information about what optional parameters this methods accept you should check out @kennethreitz library Requests.


For applications that don't require user authentication, you can use the default initialization as the example above.

For applications that require user authentication, you can initialize the API as follows.

api = MaxCDN("myalias", "consumer_key", "consumer_secret",
             token="user_token", token_secret="user_token_secret")

You can also send the optional parameter header_auth, which takes a boolean to send the OAuth header in the body or URLEncoded.


git clone https://github.com/maxcdn/python-maxcdn.git
cd python-maxcdn

make          # setup and test
make setup    # installation w/ deps
make test     # test w/ primary python
make int      # integration tests w/ primary python
make test/all # test w/ python2 python3.2 python3.3 python3.4
make int      # integration tests
make int/all  # integration w/ python2 python3.2 python3.3 python3.4
make nose     # verbose test output w/ nosetests


Running examples:

git clone https://github.com/maxcdn/python-maxcdn.git
cd python-maxcdn
make setup

export PYTHONPATH=./build:./maxcdn:$PYTHONPATH

./examples/report.py # [hourly|daily|monthly]
./examples/purge.py  # [zoneid]