Borrow cookies from your browser's authenticated session for use in Python scripts.
python instead of
python3 if you're still
on Python 2 and using pycookiecheat < v0.4.0. pycookiecheat >= v0.4.0 requires
Python 3.5+, and may soon go to 3.6+.
python3 -m pip install pycookiecheat
See #12. Chrome is now
using a few different keyrings to store your
Chrome Safe Storage password,
instead of a hard-coded password. Pycookiecheat doesn't work with most of these
so far, and to be honest my enthusiasm for adding support for ones I don't use
is limited. However, users have contributed code that seems to work with some
of the recent Ubuntu desktops. To get it working, you may have to
sudo apt-get install libsecret-1-dev python-gi python3-gi, and if you're installing into a
virtualenv (highly recommended), you need to use the
flag to get access to the necessary libraries.
Alternatively, some users have suggested running Chrome with the
git clone https://github.com/n8henrie/pycookiecheat.git
python3 -m venv .venv
./.venv/bin/python -m pip install -e .[dev]
from pycookiecheat import chrome_cookies import requests url = 'http://example.com/fake.html' # Uses Chrome's default cookies filepath by default cookies = chrome_cookies(url) r = requests.get(url, cookies=cookies)
cookie_file keyword-argument to specify a different filepath for the
Keep in mind that pycookiecheat defaults to looking for cookies for
Chromium, not Google Chrome, so if you're using the latter, you'll need to
manually specify something like
"/home/username/.config/google-chrome/Default/Cookies" as your
I don't use Windows or have a PC, so I won't be adding support myself. Feel free to make a PR :)
cryptographymodule on OS X
If you're getting this
and using Homebrew, then you need to follow the instructions for Building
cryptography on OS
export LDFLAGS="-L$(brew --prefix openssl)/lib" CFLAGS="-I$(brew --prefix openssl)/include" and try again.
cryptographymodule on Linux
Please check the official cryptography docs. On some systems (e.g. Ubuntu), you
may need to do something like
sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev python-dev prior to installing with
On KDE, Chrome defaults to using KDE's own keyring, KWallet. For pycookiecheat to support KWallet the
dbus-python package must be installed.
python -m pip install git+https://github.com/n8henrie/pycookiecheat@dev