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Create DigitalOcean droplets like a breeze through the command line.


You may read the full documentation on ReadTheDocs.


Before installing this package make sure you have an account to Digital Ocean and have obtained a Digital Ocean API token The recommended way of storing the token is via environment variable. Once you copy it, do the following:

$ vim ~/.profile or nano ~/.profile
# make sure the following line is added
$ export DO_TOKEN="API TOKEN HERE"  # or other name than DO_TOKEN
$ source ~/.profile


Installation is just a pip install away:

(virtualenv_name) $ pip install beauty-ocean

You are using virtualenv, don’t you? If not, install it inside your ~/.local directory.

$ pip install --user beauty-ocean

Never ever use sudo!


For the moment, this package implements the creation of Digital Ocean droplets but very soon it will support the creation of Domains and Networks. Once installed, the droplet command will be available at your disposal. It accepts a single option --token or -t for short. Defaults to "DO_TOKEN" which is the name of the environment variable that you created earlier. If you used a different name then pass that name to the -t option.

$ droplet

# or
$ droplet -t MY_ENV_NAME_FOR_TOKEN

You may, also, pass a file path to the -t option where this file holds the token only.

$ droplet --t path/to/file/that/holds/the/token

Lastly, but not recommended, you may pass directly, to the -t option, the token itself.


Once the token is resolved, a series of questions will be initiated in order to get the available data from you, submit this data to the Digital Ocean API and create the droplet. All the above come in a good-looking format of questions.

Finally, a json string will be returned with all the droplet data at your disposal to use it in any way you want.


  • Beautiful command-line-interface questions flow with sensible defaults
  • Supports remote or local SSH keys addition and/or remote/local Tags


An mp4 video demo can be found here.


This package was created using:


I do not work at DigitalOcean, neither have any benefits (financial or professional) from creating this package. This package was created because it facilitates my workflow during droplet creation and website deployment and I wanted to share it with other developers. Sharing is a good thing!