What you need to know uses OAuth 1.0 with dynamic client registration, this is available through a lot of libraries, PyPump uses oauthlib and a wrapper around it to provide an provide an interface with the requests library - requests-oauthlib <>. All of that is handled by PyPump however there are some things to know.

OAuth works by exchanging pre-established client credentials and tokens, you however have to provide those each time you instantiate the PyPump object. You will have to provide a mechanism to store these so that you can you can provide them the next time.


As of version 0.6 PyPump is storing credentials using an internal Store object.


The following will create (for the first time) a connection to a server for the user for my client named “”:

>>> from pypump import PyPump, Client
>>> client = Client(
...     webfinger="",
...     name="",
...     type="native"
>>> def simple_verifier(url):
...     print('Go to: ' + url)
...     return raw_input('Verifier: ') # they will get a code back
>>> pump = PyPump(client=client, verifier_callback=simple_verifier)

An example of then connecting again (using the same variable names as above). This will produce a PyPump object which will use the same credentials as established above:

>>> client = Client(
...     webfinger="",
...     name="",
...     type="native",
...     )
>>> pump = PyPump(
...         client=client,
...         verifier_callback=simple_verifier
...         )