Mbed Cloud SDK for Python

The mbed-cloud-sdk gives developers access to the full Arm Mbed suite using Python.


Python 2.7.10+ / Python 3.4.3, built with SSL support.

Use of virtual environments or pipenv is recommended to manage python versions and dependencies.


pip install mbed-cloud-sdk


These instructions can also be found in the official documentation:

  1. Create an API key in the Mbed Cloud Portal.

  2. Create a configuration file in your $HOME or project directory (.mbed_cloud_config.json):

        "api_key": "your_api_key_here"
  3. Import the library and you’re ready to go.

    from mbed_cloud import ConnectAPI
    connect_api = ConnectAPI()
      "id": "Device #1",
      "state": "unenrolled",
    from mbed_cloud import AccountManagementAPI
    api = AccountManagementAPI()
    for user in api.list_users():
      "email": "username@example.org",
      "full_name": "A.N. Individual",

Documentation and examples

The full documentation and API reference is hosted here: https://cloud.mbed.com/docs/latest/mbed-cloud-sdk-python/.

See the examples directory for a collection of use-cases of this API, e.g.:

python examples/connect/list-connected-devices.py


Mbed Cloud SDK for Python is open source and we would like your help; there is a brief guide on how to get started in CONTRIBUTING.md.


Mbed Cloud SDK for Python is free to use and licensed under the Apache License 2.0. See LICENCE for more information.


The current version scheme used by the SDK follows PEP440:

<SDK major>.<SDK minor>.<SDK patch>


Suggestions for issues that have been reported when using the SDK.

    urllib3.exceptions.MaxRetryError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host='api.us-east-1.mbedcloud.com', port=443):
    Max retries exceeded with url: /v3/firmware-images/
    (Caused by SSLError(SSLError(1, u'[SSL: SSLV3_ALERT_HANDSHAKE_FAILURE] sslv3 alert handshake failure (_ssl.c:590)'),))

    This probably means the Python interpreter being used has an old version of SSL. The recommended minimum version for the SDK is 1.0.2, however security best practice is to use the latest available version of SSL, which can be found here: https://www.openssl.org. It is recommended to upgrade/rebuild the Python interpreter with the latest available SSL library. The SSL version currently in use by the Python interpreter can be found using python -c "import ssl; print(ssl.OPENSSL_VERSION)"