Python API

The Solace PubSub+ Messaging API for Python (version 1.2.1) can be used in cloud-based and enterprise-scale server applications. To use this API, we recommend that you have Python 3.7 or later installed. The Python, Node.js, and JavaScript Messaging APIs share the same asynchronous and non-blocking programming model, but are packaged differently, and optimized for their respective target environments.

Message Exchange Patterns

The Python API supports the following message exchange patterns:

  • Publish / Subscribe

For more information, see Message Exchange Patterns.


The Python API supports:

  • Connection management to PubSub+ event brokers
  • Addition and removal of topic subscriptions
  • Sending and receiving Direct and Guaranteed Messages
  • Message compression
  • Use of Selectors
  • Request/Reply message exchange pattern
  • Message Replay
  • Structured data types that allow interoperability between various architectures and programming languages
  • Kerberos authentication

The Python API does not support the following features:

  • PubSub+ Cache Client API support
  • Session Transactions
  • XA Transactions
  • Queue browsing

Get Started

These tutorials help you to quickly get up to speed developing applications using the Solace PubSub+ Messaging API for Python. As part of using Python, you might want to use an integrated development environment. To ensure the code hints work properly, you may need to configure your IDE settings. For more information, see Using an Integrated Development Environment.

Before you can start working with the API, you must have access to a PubSub+ event broker. For more information about PubSub+ event brokers, see Getting Started with PubSub+ Event Brokers.

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Getting Started with PubSub+ Event Brokers

To test and use your the Python application, you require a PubSub+ event broker.

There are three ways you can get started using a PubSub+ event broker:

  1. If you have PubSub+ event brokers already deployed, obtain the hostname, or IP address, of an event broker to test against, a username and password to access it, and a Message VPN in which you can produce and consume messages.
  2. You can set up a software event broker as a container or machine image. For more information, see one of the following:
  3. You can spin up and event broker service, which is a SaaS-based software event broker running in PubSub+ Cloud.

Using an Integrated Development Environment

If you are using an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), such as PyCharm, integrated help is available provided you have Docstrings rendered as reStructuredText. In some IDEs, you configure this in the settings. For example, in PyCharm, you go to File > Settings >Tool > Python Integrated Tools, select reStructureText in the Docstring format list, and click Apply.

Python API Reference

Click below to access the API Reference for the Solace PubSub+ Messaging API for Python.

Python Reference

Python API Release Notes

Click below to download the latest release notes for the Solace PubSub+ Messaging API for Python.

Python API Release Notes