guideRequest signature in Python 3

This article presents a sample implementation of a request signature in Python 3.

# Dependencies

This example uses the hmac and hashlib core dependencies from Python 3.

# Example

The following simple example implements the algorithm described in the Request signature guide. The most important thing is to use the hmac module with the appropriate SHA256 algorithm and provide the parameters in the correct order: method, url, timestamp, body.

The method parameter should be uppercase and url should contain only the relative path from the URL, not the full URL address. The full URL address should be converted to e.g. /webhook?a=1.

To verify the implemented request signature algorithm, you can use the data from the sample below. For the provided sample data, the correct request signature is 56ac656c7f932c5b775be28949e90af9a2356eae2826539f10ab6526a0eec762.

import hmac
import hashlib


def hmacDigest(data, key):
    keyEncoded = key.encode()
    dataEncoded = data.encode()

    h =, dataEncoded, hashlib.sha256)

    return h.hexdigest()

def generateSignature(method, path, timestamp, bodyString, secret):
    methodUpperCase = method.upper()
    data = methodUpperCase + path + timestamp

    if (bodyString):
        data += bodyString

    return hmacDigest(data, secret)

method = "POST"
path = "/webhook?a=1"
bodyString = "{\"a\":1}"
timestamp = "1563276169752"

expectedSignature = "56ac656c7f932c5b775be28949e90af9a2356eae2826539f10ab6526a0eec762"

signature = generateSignature(method, path, timestamp, bodyString, API_SECRET)

print(signature == expectedSignature)

# Usage