How to use Cloudflare API key instead of token in Python Cloudflare API

Problem:

You want to access Cloudflare using the Cloudflare Python API like this:

#!/usr/bin/env python3
import CloudFlare
cf = CloudFlare.CloudFlare(
    email="[email protected]",
    token="Oochee3_aucho0aiTahc8caVuak6Que_N_Aegi9o"
)
# ...

but when you try to use the key=... argument like this:

cf = CloudFlare.CloudFlare(
    email="[email protected]",
    key="Oochee3_aucho0aiTahc8caVuak6Que_N_Aegi9o"
)

you see this error message:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "run.py", line 4, in <module>
    cf = CloudFlare.CloudFlare(
TypeError: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument 'key'

Solution:

Just use the key in theĀ token=... argument like this:

cf = CloudFlare.CloudFlare(
    email="[email protected]",
    token="[YOUR API KEY]"
)

This usage is officially documented in the README section of the Cloudflare API.