Release History

v0.0.10 (2023-06-28)


  • New API: config_get, queue_autostart, environment_update, kernel_interrupt, wait_for_condition, wait_for_idle_or_running.

  • queue_mode_set API can now set ignore_failures mode.

v0.0.9 (2022-10-02)


  • New API (HTTP communication): login, session_refresh, session_revoke, apikey_new, apikey_info, apikey_delete, whoami, principal_info, api_scopes, logout.

  • Added automatic session refresh functionality to send_request API.

  • New parameters of constructor of HTTP version of REManagerAPI: http_auth_provider and timeout_login.

  • New parameter of send_request API: auto_refresh_session. The parameter controls whether the function attempts to refresh expired sessions (get new access token based on valid refresh token). By default it is True, which works for most cases. In some cases (e.g. in implementation of authentication/authorization API) automatic refresh should be disabled.


  • Renamed the exception RequestError to HTTPRequestError.

  • Renamed the exception ClientError to HTTPClientError.

  • The new exception HTTPServerError is raised if code 500 is returned by the server (instead of ClientError).

  • Default user group is renamed from ‘admin’ to ‘primary’. Rename the user group in ‘user_group_permissions.yaml’ if the workflow depends on the default user group name.


  • Removed the parameter api_prefix from the constructor of HTTP version of REManagerAPI. The prefix should be added directly to http_server_uri.

v0.0.8 (2022-08-11)


  • New API: REManagerAPI.wait_for_completed_task().


  • REManagerAPI.task_status() now accepts any iterable with task UIDs, not only a list. Iterables are converted to lists internally.

v0.0.7 (2022-07-30)


  • Support for update_lists parameter of script_upload API.

  • Support for lock, lock_info and unlock API of RE Manager. New methods for REManagerAPI: lock(), lock_environment(), lock_queue(), lock_all(), lock_info(), unlock(). Additional methods and properties: default_lock_key_path, get_default_lock_key(), set_default_lock_key(), lock_key, enable_locked_api.

v0.0.6 (2022-06-30)


  • Read/write properties REManagerAPI.user and REManagerAPI.user_group for access to default user name and user group.

  • New configuration API: REManagerAPI.set_user_name_to_login_name(). The API sets the default user name to login name of the workstation user.

  • Implemented support for environment variables for passing parameters to REManagerAPI constructor. The respective constructor parameters override the values set by environment variables. The following environment variables are supported:

    • QSERVER_ZMQ_CONTROL_ADDRESS may be used instead of zmq_control_addr (0MQ);

    • QSERVER_ZMQ_INFO_ADDRESS may be used instead of zmq_info_addr (0MQ);

    • QSERVER_ZMQ_PUBLIC_KEY may be used instead of zmq_public_key (0MQ);

    • QSERVER_HTTP_SERVER_URI may be used instead of http_server_uri (HTTP).

  • A parameter nlines was added to REManagerAPI.console_monitor.text() API. The parameter specifies the maximum number of lines returned by the function.

  • New API REManagerAPI.set_authorization_key() that allows to set authorization keys for REST API (only in HTTP version). Only API keys are currently supported. Tokens and refresh tokens will be supported in the future.

  • New parameter in the constructor of REManagerAPI (HTTP version): api_prefix.


  • The API functions that send user name and user group as part of request to the server are now accepting user and user_group parameters that override current default values. The API include plans_allowed, devices_allowed, item_add, item_add_batch, item_update, item_execute, function_execute. HTTP version of the API is not sending user name and user group to the server and values of user and user_group parameters are ignored.

  • Renamed some parameters of REManagerAPI constructors. The new names will be consistently used in Queue Server and related tools. The renamed parameters include zmq_control_addr (the address of control socket of RE Manager), zmq_info_addr (the address of information PUB socket of RE Manager, currently used only for console output), zmq_public_key (public key for encrypted communication with RE Manager), http_server_uri - URI of Bluesky HTTP server.

  • REManagerAPI.console_monitor.text_updated property was replaced with ...text_uid property as more appropriate for monitoring of the state of the text buffer.

v0.0.5 (2022-04-09)


  • Support for text buffer in RE.console_monitor.

v0.0.4 (2022-04-05)


  • API for monitoring of console output: REManagerAPI.console_monitor


  • Updated API docstrings.

v0.0.3 (2022-03-08)


  • Proper handling of exceptions by wait_.. API (such as wait_for_idle). All exceptions are handled internally by the functions. If server is not accessible (requests timed out), then the API also times out (REManagerAPI.WaitTimeoutError exception is raised).


  • Renamed parameters of permissions_reload API: reload_permissions is renamed to restore_permissions, reload_plans_devices is renamed to restore_plans_devices.

v0.0.2 (2022-03-03)


  • Implementation of the full set of basic API.

v0.0.1 (2022-02-24)


  • Initial release of the API.