Examples

There are two ways to gain access to Salesforce

The first is to simply pass the domain of your Salesforce instance and an access token straight to Salesforce()

For example:

from simple_salesforce import Salesforce
sf = Salesforce(instance='na1.salesforce.com', session_id='')

If you have the full URL of your instance (perhaps including the schema, as is included in the OAuth2 request process), you can pass that in instead using instance_url:

from simple_salesforce import Salesforce
sf = Salesforce(instance_url='https://na1.salesforce.com', session_id='')

There are also two means of authentication, one that uses username, password and security token and the other that uses IP filtering, username, password and organizationId

To login using the security token method, simply include the Salesforce method and pass in your Salesforce username, password and token (this is usually provided when you change your password):

from simple_salesforce import Salesforce
sf = Salesforce(username='myemail@example.com', password='password', security_token='token')

To login using IP-whitelist Organization ID method, simply use your Salesforce username, password and organizationId:

from simple_salesforce import Salesforce
sf = Salesforce(password='password', username='myemail@example.com', organizationId='OrgId')

If you’d like to enter a sandbox, simply add sandbox=True to your Salesforce() call.

For example:

from simple_salesforce import Salesforce
sf = Salesforce(username='myemail@example.com.sandbox', password='password', security_token='token', sandbox=True)

Note that specifying if you want to use a sandbox is only necessary if you are using the built-in username/password/security token authentication and is used exclusively during the authentication step.

If you’d like to keep track where your API calls are coming from, simply add client_id='My App' to your Salesforce() call.

from simple_salesforce import Salesforce
sf = Salesforce(username='myemail@example.com.sandbox', password='password', security_token='token', sandbox=True, client_id='My App')

If you view the API calls in your Salesforce instance by Client Id it will be prefixed with RestForce/, for example RestForce/My App.

When instantiating a Salesforce object, it’s also possible to include an instance of requests.Session. This is to allow for specialized session handling not otherwise exposed by simple_salesforce.

For example:

from simple_salesforce import Salesforce
import requests

session = requests.Session()
# manipulate the session instance (optional)
sf = Salesforce(
   username='user@example.com', password='password', organizationId='OrgId',
   session=session)