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Python library

The PyCTI library is the official Python client for OpenCTI. It is made to help developers interact with the openCTI plaform.


To install the latest Python client library, please use pip:

$ pip3 install pycti

Using the helper functions

The main class OpenCTIApiClient contains all what you need to interact with the platform, you just have to initialize it.

The following example shows how you create an indicator in OpenCTI using the python library with TLP marking and OpenCTI compatible date format.

from dateutil.parser import parse
from pycti import OpenCTIApiClient
from stix2 import TLP_GREEN

# OpenCTI API client initialization
opencti_api_client = OpenCTIApiClient("https://myopencti.server", "mysupersecrettoken")

# Define an OpenCTI compatible date
date = parse("2019-12-01").strftime("%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%SZ")

# Get the OpenCTI marking for stix2 TLP_GREEN
TLP_GREEN_CTI =["id"])

# Use the client to create an indicator in OpenCTI
indicator = opencti_api_client.indicator.create(
    name="C2 server of the new campaign",
    description="This is the C2 server of the campaign",
    pattern="[domain-name:value = '']",


A suite of illustrative examples is available in the PyCTI GitHub repository to aid in better understanding.