python requests post token

Python Requests Post Token

Python Requests is a popular Python library for making HTTP requests. It simplifies the process of sending HTTP requests and receiving responses. In this article, we'll discuss how to use Python Requests to make a POST request with a token.

Step 1: Import requests Library

To use Python Requests library, we need to first import it using the import statement:

import requests

Step 2: Set Token Value

We need to set the value of the token that we want to send in the request. This can be done in different ways depending upon the type of token you have. Here are some ways to set the token value:

  • Hardcoded Token: If you have a hardcoded token value, you can set it directly in the code. For example:

        token = "your_token_value"
  • Read Token from File: If you have the token value stored in a file, you can read it from the file and set it as a variable. For example:

        with open('token.txt', 'r') as f:
            token =
  • Get Token from Environment Variable: If you have stored the token value as an environment variable, you can get it using the os module. For example:

        import os
        token = os.environ.get('TOKEN_VALUE')

Step 3: Send POST Request with Token

Now that we have set the token value, we can send the POST request using Python Requests library. Here's an example:

    url = ""
    headers = {'Authorization': f'Token {token}'}
    data = {'key': 'value'}
    response =, headers=headers, json=data)

In the above example, we have set the URL of the API that we want to call, set the headers of the request with the authorization token, and set the data that we want to send in the request. Finally, we send the request using the method.

The response variable contains the response received from the API. You can access different properties of the response such as status_code, content, headers, etc. to analyze the response.


In this article, we discussed how to use Python Requests library to send a POST request with a token. We learned different ways to set the token value and how to include it in the request headers. Sending requests with authentication tokens is an important aspect of APIs and Python Requests makes it very easy to accomplish.