As already mentioned in previous sections, Pyrogram can also be configured by the use of an INI file. This page explains how this file is structured in Pyrogram, how to use it and why.
The idea behind using a configuration file is to help keeping your code free of settings (private) information such as
the API Key and Proxy without having you to even deal with how to load such settings. The configuration file, usually
config.ini file, is automatically loaded from the root of your working directory; all you need to do is
fill in the necessary parts.
The configuration file is optional, but recommended. If, for any reason, you prefer not to use it, there’s always an alternative way to configure Pyrogram via Client’s parameters. Doing so, you can have full control on how to store and load your settings (e.g.: from environment variables).
Settings specified via Client’s parameter have higher priority and will override any setting stored in the configuration file.
The config.ini File¶
By default, Pyrogram will look for a file named
config.ini placed at the root of your working directory, that is,
the same folder of your running script. You can change the name or location of your configuration file by specifying it
in your Client’s parameter config_file.
Replace the default config.ini file with my_configuration.ini:
from pyrogram import Client app = Client("my_account", config_file="my_configuration.ini")
These are all the sections Pyrogram uses in its configuration file:
[pyrogram] section contains your Telegram API credentials api_id and api_hash.
[pyrogram] api_id = 12345 api_hash = 0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef
[proxy] section contains settings about your SOCKS5 proxy.
[proxy] enabled = True hostname = 18.104.22.168 port = 1080 username = <your_username> password = <your_password>