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Getting started with the OneDrive SDK for Python

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Once you've downloaded the OneDrive SDK for Python, open a command prompt and type the following to install it:

pip install onedrivesdk

Next, include the SDK in your Python project by adding:

import onedrivesdk



To interact with the OneDrive API, your app must authenticate. You can use the following code sample to do so.

import onedrivesdk

redirect_uri = 'http://localhost:8080/'
client_secret = 'your_client_secret'
scopes=['wl.signin', 'wl.offline_access', 'onedrive.readwrite']

http_provider = onedrivesdk.HttpProvider()
auth_provider = onedrivesdk.AuthProvider(

client = onedrivesdk.OneDriveClient(api_base_url, auth_provider, http_provider)
auth_url = client.auth_provider.get_auth_url(redirect_uri)
# Ask for the code
print('Paste this URL into your browser, approve the app\'s access.')
print('Copy everything in the address bar after "code=", and paste it below.')
code = raw_input('Paste code here: ')

client.auth_provider.authenticate(code, redirect_uri, client_secret)

The above code requires copy-pasting into your browser and back into your console. If you want to remove some of that manual work, you can use the helper class GetAuthCodeServer. That helper class spins up a webserver, so this method cannot be used on all environments.

import onedrivesdk
from onedrivesdk.helpers import GetAuthCodeServer

redirect_uri = 'http://localhost:8080/'
client_secret = 'your_app_secret'
scopes=['wl.signin', 'wl.offline_access', 'onedrive.readwrite']

client = onedrivesdk.get_default_client(
    client_id='your_client_id', scopes=scopes)

auth_url = client.auth_provider.get_auth_url(redirect_uri)

#this will block until we have the code
code = GetAuthCodeServer.get_auth_code(auth_url, redirect_uri)

client.auth_provider.authenticate(code, redirect_uri, client_secret)

Once your app is authenticated, you should have access to the OneDrive API, and can begin making calls using the SDK.

OneDrive for Business

To interact with the OneDrive API, your app must authenticate for a specific resource. Your app must first use the Resource Discovery helper to find out which service you can access. Then, you can build a client to access those resources. This uses a slightly different auth flow than the standard code flow - note the use of redeem_refresh_token with the service_resource_id of the service you want to access.

import onedrivesdk
from onedrivesdk.helpers import GetAuthCodeServer
from onedrivesdk.helpers.resource_discovery import ResourceDiscoveryRequest

redirect_uri = 'http://localhost:8080'
client_id = your_client_id
client_secret = your_client_secret
discovery_uri = ''

http = onedrivesdk.HttpProvider()
auth = onedrivesdk.AuthProvider(http,
auth_url = auth.get_auth_url(redirect_uri)
code = GetAuthCodeServer.get_auth_code(auth_url, redirect_uri)
auth.authenticate(code, redirect_uri, client_secret, resource=discovery_uri)
# If you have access to more than one service, you'll need to decide
# which ServiceInfo to use instead of just using the first one, as below.
service_info = ResourceDiscoveryRequest().get_service_info(auth.access_token)[0]
client = onedrivesdk.OneDriveClient(service_info.service_resource_id + '/_api/v2.0/', auth, http)


Note: All examples assume that your app has already been Authenticated.

Upload an Item

returned_item = client.item(drive='me', id='root').children['newfile.txt'].upload('./path_to_file.txt')

Download an Item

root_folder = client.item(drive='me', id='root').children.get()
id_of_file = root_folder[0].id

client.item(drive='me', id=id_of_file).download('./path_to_download_to.txt')

Add a folder

f = onedrivesdk.Folder()
i = onedrivesdk.Item() = 'New Folder'
i.folder = f

returned_item = client.item(drive='me', id='root').children.add(i)

Copy an Item

from onedrivesdk.item_reference import ItemReference

ref = ItemReference() = 'yourparent!id' #path also supported

copy_operation = client.item(drive='me', id='youritemtocopy!id').copy(name='new copied name', parent_reference=ref).post()

#copy_operation.item will return None until the copy has completed.
#If you would like to block until the operation has been completed
#and copy_operation.item is no longer None

Rename an Item

renamed_item = onedrivesdk.Item() = 'NewItemName' = 'youritemtorename!id'

new_item = client.item(drive='me',

Paging through a collection

#get the top three elements of root, leaving the next page for more elements
collection = client.item(drive='me', id='root').children.request(top=3).get()

#get the first item in the collection
item = collection[0]

#get the next page of three elements, if none exist, returns None
collection2 = onedrivesdk.ChildrenCollectionRequest.get_next_page_request(collection, client).get()

Async operations

For async operations, you create an asyncio.coroutine which implements asyncio.ascompleted, and execute it with\_until\_complete.

import asyncio

def run_gets(client):
    coroutines = ['me').request().get_async() for i in range(3)]
    for future in asyncio.as_completed(coroutines):
        drive = yield from future

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

Saving and Loading a Session

You can save your OAuth session details so that you don't have to go through the full OAuth flow every time you start your app. To do so, follow these steps:

auth_provider = onedrivesdk.AuthProvider(http_provider,
auth_provider.authenticate(code, redirect_uri, client_secret)

# Save the session for later

#### Next time you start the app ####
auth_provider = onedrivesdk.AuthProvider(http_provider,
client = onedrivesdk.OneDriveClient(base_url, auth_provider, http_provider)

After the call to refresh_token() your AuthProvider will be ready to authenticate calls to the OneDrive API. This implementation is not complete, though.

  1. The default implementation of Session saves the session information in a Pickle file. Session data should be treated with equal protection as a password, so this is not safe for deployment to real users. You should re-implement Session to fit your app's needs.
  2. Calling .load_session() may throw an exception, depending on your implementation of Session. For example, the default implementation tries to open the file session.pickle, which may not exist and will raise FileNotFoundError. You will need to account for that here (or, even better, in your implementation of Session).

Using a Proxy

If you need to proxy your requests, you can use the helper class HttpProviderWithProxy.

import onedrivesdk
from onedrivesdk.helpers import http_provider_with_proxy

proxy = {
    'http': 'http://localhost:8888',
    'https': 'https://localhost:8888'
http = http_provider_with_proxy.HttpProviderWithProxy(proxy, verify_ssl=True)
auth = onedrivesdk.AuthProvider(http, my_client_id, ['onedrive.readwrite'])
client = onedrivesdk.OneDriveClient(my_base_url, auth, http)

All requests using that client will be proxied.

Code of Conduct

This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.