Clarifai API Clients

Clarifai API provides clients in the most popular languages.

Clarifai Clients

You can access the Clarifai API through clients in many of the most popular programming languages. Our clients are built on gRPC and are accessible through HTTP+JSON channels as well as gRPC channels.

Manually-built Clients (deprecated)

Available Clients

C#

Java

JavaScript (Reference Docs)

PHP

Python (Reference Docs)

Client Installation Instructions

Here are installation instructions for three of our most commonly used clients. For information on installing our other clients, please follow the links above.

Authorization keys

The key to be used as authorization can be either:

  • An API key, which is tied to a certain application, or

  • A Personal Access Token (PAT), which is tied to a user.

Since a user can own multiple applications, using a PAT is more powerful. However, using a PAT also means that you need to specify the application ID to which the request should be applied.

With most endpoints you can freely choose whether to use an API key or a PAT. In this documentation, some code examples use one and some the other. But certain endpoints support only PAT (e.g. creating a new application or a new API key).

Python
Java
NodeJS
Python
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# Installation
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pip install clarifai-grpc
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# Initialize client
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from clarifai_grpc.channel.clarifai_channel import ClarifaiChannel
from clarifai_grpc.grpc.api import resources_pb2, service_pb2, service_pb2_grpc
from clarifai_grpc.grpc.api.status import status_pb2, status_code_pb2
channel = ClarifaiChannel.get_grpc_channel()
# Note: You can also use a secure (encrypted) ClarifaiChannel.get_grpc_channel() however
# it is currently not possible to use it with the latest gRPC version
stub = service_pb2_grpc.V2Stub(channel)
# This will be used by every Clarifai endpoint call.
metadata = (('authorization', 'Key {YOUR_CLARIFAI_API_KEY}'),)
Java
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Installation (build.gradle)
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
repositories {
jcenter()
}
dependencies {
implementation 'com.clarifai:clarifai-grpc:LATEST_VERSION'
}
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Initialize client
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
import com.clarifai.channel.ClarifaiChannel;
import com.clarifai.credentials.ClarifaiCallCredentials;
import com.clarifai.grpc.api.*;
import io.grpc.Channel;
Channel channel = ClarifaiChannel.INSTANCE.getGrpcChannel();
// Note: You can also use a secure (encrypted) ClarifaiChannel.INSTANCE.getGrpcChannel() however
// it is currently not supported in the latest gRPC version.
V2Grpc.V2BlockingStub stub = V2Grpc.newBlockingStub(channel)
.withCallCredentials(new ClarifaiCallCredentials("{YOUR_CLARIFAI_API_KEY}"));
NodeJS
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Installation
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
npm install clarifai-nodejs-grpc
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// Initialize client
///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
const {ClarifaiStub, grpc} = require("clarifai-nodejs-grpc");
const stub = ClarifaiStub.grpc();
// This will be used by every Clarifai endpoint call.
const metadata = new grpc.Metadata();
metadata.set("authorization", "Key {YOUR_CLARIFAI_API_KEY}");