Getting Started with Python
In a production setup, do not store passwords in the host's environment variables or in the source code. For reference, review our backup and security recommendations for production setups.
Install prebuild libraries
To get the python binding working, you need to leverage pre-built python libraries for linux, MacOs, or Windows. You can install these to your python environment (3.6+) using pip . The binding is automatically generated using GitHub actions.
You can download the latest artifacts for a major python version using the nighly.link service.
- Download zip file for the given os and pyversion.
- Unpack wheel file ( .whl ).
- Install it via pip by running the following command:
pip install <wheel_file>
Install from source
- Rust and Cargo.
- (for Linux only)
libudev. You can install it with
apt install libudev-dev.
Clone the Repository
You can clone the wallet.rs client library by running the following command:
git clone -b production https://github.com/iotaledger/wallet.rs
Change to the Python Binding Directory
After you have cloned the repository, you should change directory to
wallet.rs/bindings/python/native. You can do so by running the following command:
Install the Required Dependencies and Build the Wheel
Install and run maturin:
pip3 install maturin
maturin build --manylinux off
The wheel file is now created in
bindings/python/native/target/wheels. You can install it with:
pip3 install [THE_BUILT_WHEEL_FILE]
Once it has been installed, you can double-check the installation using pip :
The pip list should now include the iota-wallet-python-binding:
Once your python environment has installed the
iota-wallet-python-binding, you can start developing using the python binding.
To use the iota_wallet you will need to add an import statement:
If you'd like more information on the iota_wallet, you can print the documentation using the following snippet: