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Industrial IoT SDK for Python– Getting Started

Prerequisites to use the Industrial IoT SDK for Python

  • Python version 3.0 or higher is available.
  • virtualenv is available.
  • User authorization token or service credentials with required scopes for Industrial IoT Service APIs are available.
  • Environment variable HOST_ENVIRONMENT is set to the current region. When hosting an application in Cloud Foundry, the variable must be added in the manifest file:


    If not specified, HOST_ENVIRONMENT defaults to eu1. * Environment variable HOST_BASEDOMAIN is set optionally if domain is other that '*'. When hosting an application in Cloud Foundry, the variable must be added in the manifest file:



Service credentials can be set as environment variables, so the client can fetch a technical token itself.

    Specifies service credentials ID

    Specifies service credentials secret

    Specifies tenant name


You are responsible for keeping the credentials safe. You decide whether it is safe to supply the credentials via environment variables.

Installation Instructions

Downloading the Industrial IoT SDK for Python

Download the Industrial IoT SDK for Python from the Siemens Industry Online Support (SIOS) Portal.

Adding Industrial IoT SDK for Python Dependencies

  1. Copy the downloaded .whl files into a folder in the root of the project.
  2. Set up your environment and install the required dependencies using virtualenv:
# Create virtual environment
virtualenv venv

# Activate the virtual environment
. venv/bin/activate
# Create virtual environment
virtualenv venv

# Activate the virtual environment

3.Include the required modules in the requirements.txt of your project.


4.Install the dependencies.

pip install -r requirements.txt


{x.y.z} is the version number of the Industrial IoT Core or Service module (e.g. 1.0.0).

Further implementation of the SDK libraries has been shown in a sample project that you can download and test in local or on Insights Hub application. Please refer to this repository: mindsphere-python-sdk-examples

Service Client and Credentials Configuration

The lowest-level building blocks of the service client are RestClientConfig and the following credentials objects:

  1. UserToken
  2. AppCredentials
  3. TenantCredentials

These building blocks can be shared between clients.

Client Configuration

The following code block shows an example of how to build a RestClientConfig object:

# Import the RestClientConfig class from the mindsphere_core module
from mindsphere_core import RestClientConfig

clientConfig = RestClientConfig("<proxy_host>", <proxy_port>)

The RestClientConfig can be configured using the following optional parameters:

Name Description Type Default value
connectionTimeoutInSeconds Connection timeout in seconds Integer 100
socketTimeoutInSeconds Socket timeout in seconds Integer 100
proxyHost Host address of the proxy String
proxyPort Proxy port Integer
proxyUsername User name to login to the proxy String
proxyPassword Password to login to the proxy String
hostEnvironment Current Region String eu1
proxySchema Schema used by the proxy String http

Credentials Configuration

A credentials object can be built with a user token or with service credentials to fetch a technical token.

The following configuration parameters are available for the credentials objects:

Name Description Type Use Case
authorization Bearer token, if available String user token
keyStoreClientId App specific service credentials ID String technical token
keyStoreClientSecret App specific service credentials secret String technical token
appName Application name String technical token
appVersion Application version String technical token
hostTenant Host tenant String technical token
userTenant User tenant String technical token

Refer to code samples for creating credentials objects for more information.

Service Client Instantiation and Usage

A Service client instance accepts the RestClientConfig and credentials objects as optional parameters.

Code sample using the IoT TimeSeries API client, placeholder are indicated by angular brackets < >:

# Import the RestClientConfig and UserToken from mindsphere_core module
from mindsphere_core import RestClientConfig
from mindsphere_core import UserToken

# Import the MindsphereError from mindsphere_core.exceptions module
from mindsphere_core.exceptions import MindsphereError

# Import TimeseriesClient from timeseries module
from timeseries.clients.time_series_client import TimeSeriesClient

# Import GetTimeseriesRequest from timeseries.models module
from timeseries.models import GetTimeseriesRequest

# Instantiate RestClientConfig and UserToken objects
clientConfig = RestClientConfig(proxy_host = "<proxy_host>", proxy_port = <proxy_port>)
credentials = UserToken(authorization = "<bearer_token>")

# Construct the TimeSeriesClient object using the clientConfig and credentials objects
timeseriesClient = TimeSeriesClient(rest_client_config = clientConfig, mindsphere_credentials = credentials)

    request_object = GetTimeseriesRequest(

    timeseries = timeseriesClient.get_timeseries(request_object)

except MindsphereError as err:
    //Exception Handling

Last update: February 23, 2024

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