User() object

This object is used to represent a D* user.

User() object -- getting user data

You have to know either GUID or handle of a user. Assume that 1234567890abcdef and point to the same user.

>>> c = diaspy.connection.Connection('', 'foo', 'bar')
>>> user_guid = diaspy.people.User(c, guid='1234567890abcdef')
>>> user_handle = diaspy.people.User(c, handle='')

Now, you have two User objects containing the data of one user.

The object is subscriptable so you can do like this:

>>> user_guid['handle']
>>> user_handle['guid']

User object contains following items in its data dict:

Historical note: the above values were changed in version 0.3.0.
diaspora_id became handle and image_urls became avatar to have more consistent results. This is because we can get only user data and this returns dict containing handle and avatar and not diaspora_id and image_urls. Users who migrated from version 0.2.x and before to version 0.3.0 had to update their software.

Also User object contains a stream for this user.


Contacts() object

This is object abstracting list of user's contacts. It may be slightly confusing to use and reading just docs could be not enough.



The set parameter is optional (defaults to empty string).
If called without specifying set get() will return list of users (User objects) who are in your aspects.

Optional set parameter can be either all or only_sharing. If passed as only_sharing it will return only users who are not in your aspects but who share with you - which means that you are in their aspects. If passed as all it will return list of all your contacts - those who are in your aspects and those who are not.

To sum up: people who you share with are in your aspects. People who share with you have you in their aspects. These two states can be mixed.

The page parameter expects a int as page number. By default the get() method will only load page 1. If the given page number doesn't have any contacts it will return a empty list.


The addAspect() method only requires a name (str) for the new aspect as a parameter. The second parameter wich is optional (default False) sets if contacts in that aspect are visible to each other, the parameter should be a bool.

If succesfull it will return the id for the new aspect.


This deletes a aspect with given aspect id. As parameter it expects a aspect id.


This adds the given user id to the given aspect id. First parameter aspect id, second parameter user id.


This removes the given user id from the given aspect id. First parameter aspect id, second parameter user id.

Manual for diaspy, written by Marek Marecki