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A set of Python libraries that assist in calling the SoftLayer API.

Merge pull request #523 from sudorandom/call-api-parameters

Allows call-api to be used with parameters
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SoftLayer API Python Client

SoftLayer API bindings for Python. For use with SoftLayer's API.

This library provides a simple interface to interact with SoftLayer's XML-RPC API and provides support for many of SoftLayer API's features like object masks and includes a command-line interface that can be used to manage various SoftLayer services.


Documentation is available at


Install via pip:

$ pip install softlayer

Or you can install from source. Download source and run:

$ python install

The most up to date version of this library can be found on the SoftLayer GitHub public repositories at Please post to the SoftLayer forums at or open a support ticket in the SoftLayer customer portal if you have any questions regarding use of this library.

System Requirements

  • This library has been tested on Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.3 and 3.4.
  • A valid SoftLayer API username and key are required to call SoftLayer's API.
  • A connection to SoftLayer's private network is required to connect to SoftLayer’s private network API endpoints.


This software is Copyright (c) 2014 SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.

See the bundled LICENSE file for more information.

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