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The python-dciclient project provides both the python bindings and a CLI to the DCI Control Server


The team behind the project offers repositories for Red Hat/CentOS:

  • yum -y install

Then simply run yum install python2-dciclient for Python 2 or yum install python3-dciclient for Python 3.

As mentioned above, the package provides two things:

  • The CLI: a dcictl command is provided. For more details dcictl --help.
  • The API: a python module one can use to interact with a control server (dciclient.v1.api.*)


Admitting one has valid credentials to use the DCI Control Server platform, there are two way to specify those informations while using dcictl:

  • A dcirc file:

A file where the necessary credentials are stored. This file needs then to be sourced before using dcictl. Example:

export DCI_LOGIN=foo
export DCI_PASSWORD=bar
export DCI_CS_URL=

or using the API secret method:

export DCI_CLIENT_ID=<client_type>/<client_id>
export DCI_API_SECRET=<api_secret>
export DCI_CS_URL=

Where client_type can currently be remoteci or feeder

Which will allow the user to run the command: dcictl team-list

  • At the command line level:

One can pass those informations on the CLI level. Example: dcictl --dci-login jdoe --dci-password jdoe --dci-cs-url '' team-list or dcictl --dci-client-id <client_type>/<client_id> --dci-api-secret <api_secret> --dci-cs-url '' team-list

Where client_type can currently be remoteci or feeder

For RemoteCIs or Feeders please use the API Secret to authenticate.

List of available commands

Run dcictl --help command to see the list of the available commands

  component-create             Create a component.
  component-delete             Delete a component.
  component-file-delete        Delete a component file.
  component-file-download      Retrieve a component file.
  component-file-list          List files attached to a component.
  component-file-show          Show a component file.
  component-file-upload        Attach a file to a component.
  component-list               List all components.
  component-show               Show a component.
  component-status             Show an overview of the last jobs associated...
  component-update             Update a component.
  file-delete                  Delete a file.
  file-list                    List all files.
  file-show                    Show a file.
  job-delete                   Delete a job.
  job-list                     List all jobs.
  job-output                   Show the job output.
  job-recheck                  Recheck a job.
  job-results                  List all job results.
  job-show                     Show a job.
  jobdefinition-annotate       Annotate a jobdefinition.
  jobdefinition-attach-test    Attach a test to a jobdefinition.
  jobdefinition-create         Create a jobdefinition.
  jobdefinition-delete         Delete a jobdefinition.
  jobdefinition-list           List all jobdefinitions.
  jobdefinition-list-test      List tests attached to a jobdefinition.
  jobdefinition-set-active     Annotate a jobdefinition.
  jobdefinition-show           Show a jobdefinition.
  jobdefinition-unattach-test  Unattach a test to a jobdefinition.
  jobdefinition-update         Update a jobdefinition.
  jobstate-list                List all jobstates.
  jobstate-show                Show a jobstate.
  purge                        Purge soft-deleted resources.
  remoteci-create              Create a remoteci.
  remoteci-delete              Delete a remoteci.
  remoteci-get-data            Retrieve data field from a remoteci.
  remoteci-list                List all remotecis.
  remoteci-refresh-keys        Refresh a remoteci key pair.
  remoteci-reset-api-secret    Reset a remoteci api secret.
  remoteci-show                Show a remoteci.
  remoteci-update              Update a remoteci.
  team-create                  Create a team.
  team-delete                  Delete a team.
  team-list                    List all teams.
  team-show                    Show a team.
  team-update                  Update a team.
  topic-attach-team            Attach a team to a topic.
  topic-create                 Create a topic.
  topic-delete                 Delete a topic.
  topic-list                   List all topics.
  topic-list-team              List teams attached to a topic.
  topic-show                   Show a topic.
  topic-unattach-team          Unattach a team from a topic.
  user-create                  Create a user.
  user-delete                  Delete a user.
  user-list                    List all users.
  user-show                    Show a user.
  user-update                  Update a user.


If you want to store secrets in your YAML configuration files (settings or inventories), you can use the dci-vault command to do so. The various agents will then decrypt the secrets transparently. For example:

$ source
$ echo -n 42 | dci-vault encrypt_string --stdin-name answer
Reading plaintext input from stdin. (ctrl-d to end input)
answer: !vault |
Encryption successful

dci-vault is a thin layer on top of ansible-vault so all the sub-commands of ansible-vault are available.


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Distributed-CI Team