How to Connect with the Python Client
First, you should install the Python client. For installation instructions, see the Python install instructions.
Connecting with the Python Client
Depending on whether you are connecting to an instance you have set up yourself, or whether you are using TerminusCMS in the cloud, there are two different methods of connection.
In both cases, you should load TerminusDB in your script with the following:
from terminusdb_client import Client
The TerminusCMS endpoint has the form
TEAM is the name of the
team you are using in TerminusCMS for the data products you want to
In order to connect to this team, you will need to get your API key after selecting the team you want to use.
You should put your access token in your environment, using the
TERMINUSDB_ACCESS_TOKEN. This ensures that
scripts do not leak the access token when checked into source control.
At this point, you can connect with the API key using the code:
team="MyTeam" client.connect(team=team, use_token=True)
Connecting to a TerminusDB installation
Whether you are connecting to a local docker, a local server, or on a server that you've set up somewhere, you can use the following to log in to TerminusDB.
team="MyTeam", client = Client("http://localhost:6363/") client.connect(team=team, password="MyPassword")
If you are using TerminusDB locally, and you have not set up a specific team, or changed the password differently from the default, you can simply connect with:
team="admin", client = Client("http://localhost:6363/") client.connect(team=team)