Configuring the Python bindings
Zulip provides a set of tools that allows interacting with its API more
easily, called the Python bindings.
One of the most notable use cases for these bindings are bots developed
using Zulip's bot framework.
In order to use them, you need to configure them with your API key and other
settings. There are two ways to achieve that:
- With a file called
.zuliprc, located in your home directory.
set up in your host machine.
.zuliprc file is a plain text document that looks like this:
key=<API key from the web interface>
email=<your email address>
site=<your Zulip server's URI>
The keys you can use in this file (and their equivalent environment variables)
can be found in the following table:
API key, which you can get through
Zulip's web interface.
The email address of the user who owns the API key mentioned
URL where your Zulip server is located.
Path to the SSL/TLS private key that the binding should use to
connect to the server.
The public counterpart of
ZULIP_CERT_KEY. This setting is required if a cert
key has been set.
Path where the server's PEM-encoded certificate is located. CA
certificates are also accepted, in case those CA's have issued the
server's certificate. Defaults to the built-in CA bundle trusted
Allows connecting to Zulip servers with an invalid SSL/TLS
certificate. Please note that enabling this will make the HTTPS
connection insecure. Defaults to