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Install Mastodon.py with pip
Install Mastodon.py with pip
  pip install Mastodon.py
  pip3 install Mastodon.py

Latest revision as of 19:13, 3 February 2019

A way to publish some text or images to a Mastodon (a decentralized, open source social network) using a bot account.


First things first:

  • create a mastodon bot account

Mastodon API

Create a bot account

in your mastodon instance (more details here: https://dev.to/ayushsharma/tweet-toot-building-a-bot-for-mastodon-using-python-5a6d) and in preferences tick bot account.

Getting credentials for the Mastodon

More detailed guide: https://gist.github.com/aparrish/661fca5ce7b4882a8c6823db12d42d26

Install Mastodon.py with pip

pip3 install Mastodon.py

Get back a 2-tuple that contains the client ID and the client secret

>>> from mastodon import Mastodon
>>> Mastodon.create_app('your-app-name', scopes=['read', 'write'], api_base_url="your-instance-url")

Getting the access token

>>> api = Mastodon("CLIENT_ID",
...   api_base_url="your-instance-url")
>>> api.log_in("bot-email@example.com", "bot-password", scopes=["read", "write"])

Run the script (include the text or images you want to post inside the same folder with the script)

python3 mastodon_api.py