Quick install guide

Before you can use the Aeternity SDK, you’ll need to get it installed. This guide will guide you to a minimal installation that’ll work while you walk through the introduction. For more installation options check the installation guide.

Install Python

The Aeternity Python SDK requires Python v3.7

Get the latest version of Python at https://www.python.org/downloads/ or with your operating system’s package manager.

You can verify that Python is installed by typing python from your shell; you should see something like:

Python 3.7.y
[GCC 4.x] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

Install the SDK

The Aeternity Python SDK package name is aepp-sdk and it is available via the pypi.org repository.

To install or upgrade run the command

pip install -U aepp-sdk


To verify that the Aeternity SDK can be seen by Python, type python from your shell. Then at the Python prompt, try to import aeternity:

>>> import aeternity
>>> print(aeternity._version())

To verify that the CLI is available in your PATH run the command

$ aecli --version
aecli, version snapshot

That’s it!

That’s it – you can now move onto the tutorial.