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Having issues with app password working with a Python script



I am getting a 401 error when using an app password in my python script.  The script works with my username:password but not with username:appPassword.  The app password works when making the same api call in postman.  I am using Python 3.9.0. 

Note: I have also tried giving the app pw all possible permissions and still getting a 401 when using the app pw.

api call

headers = {'Content-Type''application/json ; charset=utf-8')

url = '!api/2.0/repositories/{}/{}/commits'.format(campus, student_repo_name) 

call_student_repo = requests.get(url, auth('USERNAME''APPPASSWORD'), headers=headers) 

student_repo = call_student_repo.json()['values']


This script will be called with a Pipeline so if there is an alternative way to use the credentials in that for the api call I would be happy to explore that as well. 


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Hi @Steven Pennington 

Have you tried using your email address instead of username?

Still getting a 401 when running the script. When using email on postman I am now getting a 401 there as well. 

Hey @Steven Pennington 

You might want to consider using this API wrapper  for easy usability.

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