Azure App Configuration client library for Python

Azure App Configuration is a managed service that helps developers centralize their application configurations simply and securely.

Modern programs, especially programs running in a cloud, generally have many components that are distributed in nature. Spreading configuration settings across these components can lead to hard-to-troubleshoot errors during an application deployment. Use App Configuration to securely store all the settings for your application in one place.

Use the client library for App Configuration to create and manage application configuration settings.

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Getting started

Supported Python version

Python 2.7 and 3.5+

Install the package

Install the Azure App Configuration client library for Python with pip:

pip install azure-appconfiguration

Prerequisites: You must have an Azure subscription, and a [Configuration Store][configuration_store] to use this package.

To create a Configuration Store, you can use the Azure Portal or Azure CLI.

After that, create the Configuration Store:

az appconfig create --name <config-store-name> --resource-group <resource-group-name> --location eastus

Authenticate the client

In order to interact with the App Configuration service, you’ll need to create an instance of the AzureAppConfigurationClient class. To make this possible, you’ll need the connection string of the Configuration Store.

Get credentials

Use the Azure CLI snippet below to get the connection string from the Configuration Store.

az appconfig credential list --name <config-store-name>

Alternatively, get the connection string from the Azure Portal.

Create client

Once you have the value of the connection string, you can create the AzureAppConfigurationClient:

from azure.appconfiguration import AzureAppConfigurationClient

connection_str = "<connection_string>"
client = AzureAppConfigurationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

Key concepts

Configuration Setting

A Configuration Setting is the fundamental resource within a Configuration Store. In its simplest form it is a key and a value. However, there are additional properties such as the modifiable content type and tags fields that allow the value to be interpreted or associated in different ways.

The Label property of a Configuration Setting provides a way to separate Configuration Settings into different dimensions. These dimensions are user defined and can take any form. Some common examples of dimensions to use for a label include regions, semantic versions, or environments. Many applications have a required set of configuration keys that have varying values as the application exists across different dimensions. For example, MaxRequests may be 100 in “NorthAmerica”, and 200 in “WestEurope”. By creating a Configuration Setting named MaxRequests with a label of “NorthAmerica” and another, only with a different value, in the “WestEurope” label, an application can seamlessly retrieve Configuration Settings as it runs in these two dimensions.

Properties of a Configuration Setting:

key : str
label : str
content_type : str
value : str
last_modified : str
locked : bool
tags : dict
etag : str


The following sections provide several code snippets covering some of the most common Configuration Service tasks, including:

Get a Configuration Setting

Get a previously stored Configuration Setting.

fetched_config_setting = client.get_configuration_setting(
    key="MyKey", label="MyLabel"

Delete a Configuration Setting

Delete an existing Configuration Setting by calling delete_configuration_setting

deleted_config_setting = client.delete_configuration_setting(
    key="MyKey", label="MyLabel"

List Configuration Settings

filtered_listed = client.list_configuration_settings(
    labels=["*Labe*"], keys=["*Ke*"]
for item in filtered_listed:
    pass  # do something

Async Client

Async client is supported for python 3.5+. To use the async client library, import the AzureAppConfigurationClient from package azure.appconfiguration.aio instead of azure.appconfiguration

from azure.appconfiguration.aio import AzureAppConfigurationClient

connection_str = "<connection_string>"
async_client = AzureAppConfigurationClient.from_connection_string(connection_str)

This async AzureAppConfigurationClient has the same method signatures as the sync ones except that they’re async. For instance, to retrieve a Configuration Setting asynchronously, async_client can be used:

fetched_config_setting = await async_client.get_configuration_setting(
    key="MyKey", label="MyLabel"

To use list_configuration_settings, call it synchronously and iterate over the returned async iterator asynchronously

filtered_listed = async_client.list_configuration_settings(
    labels=["*Labe*"], keys=["*Ke*"]
async for item in filtered_listed:
    pass  # do something



This SDK uses Python standard logging library. You can configure logging print out debugging information to the stdout or anywhere you want.

import logging


Http request and response details are printed to stdout with this logging config.