Welcome to PyKMIP

PyKMIP is a Python implementation of the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP), an OASIS communication standard for the management of objects stored and maintained by key management systems. KMIP defines how key management operations and operation data should be encoded and communicated between client and server applications. Supported operations include the full CRUD key management lifecycle, including operations for managing object metadata and for conducting cryptographic operations. Supported object types include:

  • symmetric/asymmetric encryption keys
  • passwords/passphrases
  • certificates
  • opaque data blobs, and more

For more information on KMIP, check out the OASIS KMIP Technical Committee and the OASIS KMIP Documentation.


You can install PyKMIP via pip:

$ pip install pykmip

See Installation for more information.