Setting up rossum tool

To have an advanced access to the configuration of your account, you will want to use our command-line configuration tool rossum.

Installing rossum


On Windows, rossum is simply installed like any other standalone application. Download the latest rossum version and go through the installation wizard. You can then launch it either from the Start menu, or from the command prompt.


On Mac, rossum is installed as a Python script.

We will be working from a Mac terminal shell window. First, make sure you have Python3 installed. Next, install the tool itself by

pip install rossum

and run it simply by typing


in the terminal shell.


On Linux, rossum is installed as a Python script too, in a terminal shell window. Make sure you have at least Python 3.6 installed on your system. The tool itself is installed by either

pip install rossum


pip3 install rossum

depending on your Linux distribution. To run it, simply type


in the terminal shell.

Configuring rossum

The rossum tool is using standard Rossum APIs and needs to authenticate towards them. To get everything set up, type in the configure command on first run. Go with the default API endpoint if asked, but then type in the same username and password that you use to log into Rossum. The credentials will be saved on your computer for next invocations of the tool.

In the rest of our guide, we will mostly be showing just specific examples of the tool, but you will find extra tips & tricks about on the rossum GitHub page.