jnsgruk / python-libjuju

Python library for the Juju API

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A Python library for Juju

Source code: https://github.com/juju/python-libjuju

Bug reports: https://github.com/juju/python-libjuju/issues

Documentation: https://pythonlibjuju.readthedocs.io/en/latest/


  • Python 3.5+
  • Juju 2.0+

Design Notes

  • Asynchronous - uses asyncio and async/await features of python 3.5
  • Websocket-level bindings are programmatically generated (indirectly) from the Juju golang code, ensuring full api coverage
  • Provides an OO layer which encapsulates much of the websocket api and provides familiar nouns and verbs (e.g. Model.deploy(), Application.add_unit(), etc.)


pip3 install juju


Here's a simple example that shows basic usage of the library. The example connects to the currently active Juju model, deploys a single unit of the ubuntu charm, then exits:


import logging
import sys

from juju import loop
from juju.model import Model

async def deploy():
    # Create a Model instance. We need to connect our Model to a Juju api
    # server before we can use it.
    model = Model()

    # Connect to the currently active Juju model
    await model.connect_current()

        # Deploy a single unit of the ubuntu charm, using the latest revision
        # from the stable channel of the Charm Store.
        ubuntu_app = await model.deploy(

        if '--wait' in sys.argv:
            # optionally block until the application is ready
            await model.block_until(lambda: ubuntu_app.status == 'active')
        # Disconnect from the api server and cleanup.
        await model.disconnect()

def main():

    # If you want to see everything sent over the wire, set this to DEBUG.
    ws_logger = logging.getLogger('websockets.protocol')

    # Run the deploy coroutine in an asyncio event loop, using a helper
    # that abstracts loop creation and teardown.

if __name__ == '__main__':

More examples can be found in the docs, as well as in the examples/ directory of the source tree which can be run using tox. For example, to run examples/connect_current_model.py, use:

tox -e example -- examples/connect_current_model.py


Pylibjuju releases now track the Juju release cadence. New generated schemas will be updated per Juju releases.

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Python library for the Juju API

License:Apache License 2.0


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