Install the Python SDK

  1. Install a Python IDE.

    Download the Python installation package from Official website of Python and install Python.

  2. Install pip. Skip this step if pip has already been installed.

    Download the pip installation package from Official website of pip and install pip.

  3. Install the Python SDK.

    Run the following commands as an administrator to install the Python SDK.

    sudo pip install aliyun-python-sdk-core
    sudo pip install aliyun-python-sdk-iot
  4. Run the following commands to import the related IoT Python SDK files to a Python file.
    from aliyunsdkcore import client
    from aliyunsdkiot.request.v20180120 import RegisterDeviceRequest
    from aliyunsdkiot.request.v20180120 import PubRequest

Initialize the SDK

accessKeyId = '<your accessKey>'
 accessKeySecret = '<your accessSecret>'
 clt = client.AcsClient(accessKeyId, accessKeySecret, 'cn-shanghai')

accessKeyId is the AccessKeyId of your account, and accessKeySecret is the AccessKeySecret corresponding to the AccessKeyId. You can create and view your AccessKey on the AccessKey Management in the console.

Initiate a call

In this example, call the Pub API to publish messages to the device.

request = PubRequest.PubRequest()
request.set_accept_format('json') # Set the response format. The default is XML.
request.set_TopicFullName('/productKey/deviceName/get') #Full name of the topic to which the messages are sent.
request.set_MessageContent('aGVsbG8gd29ybGQ=') #hello world Base64 String
result = clt.do_action_with_exception(request)
print 'result : ' + result