Google Safe Browsing API Client Library for Python

Google Safe Browsing API: The Safe Browsing API is an experimental API that allows client applications to check URLs against Google's constantly-updated blacklists of suspected phishing and malware pages. Your client application can use the API to download an encrypted table for local, client-side lookups of URLs.

This page contains information about getting started with the Google Safe Browsing API using the Google API Client Library for Python. In addition, you may be interested in the following documentation:

System requirements

Installing the client library

You can either use a package manager or download and install the Python client library manually:

Managed installation

Use pip or setuptools to manage your installation (you might need to run sudo first):

  • pip (preferred):
    $ pip install --upgrade google-api-python-client
          
  • Setuptools: Use the easy_install tool included in the setuptools package:
    $ easy_install --upgrade google-api-python-client
    

Manual installation

Download the latest client library for Python, unpack the code, and run python setup.py install

App Engine

Because the Python client libraries are not installed in the App Engine Python runtime environment, they must be vendored into your application just like third-party libraries.