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How to create and deploy a function with the Scaleway API

Reviewed on 19 February 2024Published on 18 August 2021

The Scaleway API allows you to create and manage all your Scaleway resources programmatically. Anything you can do through the Scaleway console can also be done through the API.

Refer to the Scaleway Developers website for more information on the Scaleway API.

Security & Identity (IAM)

To perform certain actions described below, you must either be the Owner of the Organization in which the actions will be performed, or an IAM user with the necessary permissions.

  • You have an account and are logged into the Scaleway console
  • You have configured your API key
  • You have installed curl
  • You have made your first request using the Scaleway API
  1. Run the following command in your terminal to create a functions namespace:

    curl -X POST \
    -H "X-Auth-Token: $SCW_SECRET_KEY" \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -d '{
    "name": "<YOUR_NAMESPACE_NAME>",
    "project_id": "YOUR_PROJECT_ID"
    }' \
    " namespaces"

    An output similar to the following displays:

    {"id":"example-fb93-43e3-a036-7be69f1af7a1", "name":"your-namespace-name", "environment_variables":{}, "organization_id":"example-776f-4f65-a41e-6c5fc58b4076", "project_id":"example-c162-43f7-bb3e-1182e6f12342", "status":"pending", "registry_namespace_id":"", "error_message":null, "registry_endpoint":"", "description":"", "secret_environment_variables":[], "region":"fr-par"}%
  2. Run the following command to create a function:

    curl -X POST \
    -H "X-Auth-Token: $SCW_SECRET_KEY" \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -d '{
    "name": "<YOUR_FUNCTION_NAME>",
    "namespace_id": "<YOUR_NAMESPACE_ID>",
    "runtime": "<RUNTIME>"
    }' \

    An output similar to the following displays:

    {"id":"ef777a64-1f4e-4d43-8227-26927c7de057", "name":"your-function-name", "namespace_id":"example-fb93-43e3-a036-7be69f1af7a1", "status":"created", "environment_variables":{}, "min_scale":0, "max_scale":5, "runtime":"python310", "memory_limit":256, "cpu_limit":140, "timeout":"300s", "handler":"handler.handle", "error_message":null, "privacy":"public", "description":"", "domain_name":"", "secret_environment_variables":[], "http_option":"enabled", "runtime_message":"", "build_message":null, "region":"fr-par"}%
  3. Create a zip file containing your function’s code by following this procedure.


    For testing purposes, you can create a zip archive with a simple Python file named inside, that contains the following code:

    def handle(event, context):
    return {
    "body": {
    "message": 'Hello, world',
    "statusCode": 200,
  4. Upload your zip file using the Scaleway console or using the Scaleway API.

  5. Run the following command to deploy your function:

    curl -X POST \
    -H "X-Auth-Token: $SCW_SECRET_KEY" \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -d '{}' \

    Your function is now being deployed.


    You can check the status of your function from the Scaleway console or by running the following command:

    curl -X GET \
    -H "X-Auth-Token: $SCW_SECRET_KEY" \
  6. Run the following command to call your function once it is deployed:

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