Quick Reference


First make sure you’re using WebUI and WebAPI plugin is active under “Preferences -> Plugins”.


  1. WebAPI exists alongside with Deluge built-in JSON API, so all HTTP requests should proceed to
http://localhost:8112/json (or what ever you’ve got instead of localhost)
  1. Use POST method for HTTP requests.

  2. Make requests with valid JSON (including ‘Accept: application/json’ and ‘Content-Type: application/json’ HTTP headers).

  3. JSON must include the following fields:

    id - message number for identity (could be any)

    method - API method name. E.g.: auth.login, webapi.get_torrents

    params - API method parameters (depend on method)

  4. Login beforehand.

    • Send {“id”: 1, “method”: “auth.login”, “params”: [“your_password_here”]} and receive cookies with auth information.
    • Use those cookies for every request.
  5. API answers with an error with the following JSON:

    {“error”: “Some error description.”, “id”: 1, “result”: False}

    Check responses for error field.

  6. Make sure Deluge WebUI is connected to Deluge daemon that makes actual torrent processing.

    • Send {“id”: 1, “method”: “auth.check_session”, “params”: []} and verify no error.
  7. WebAPI method names start with webapi.. (E.g.: webapi.add_torrent to call add_torrent function).

API Methods


WebAPI uses torrent hashes to identify torrents, so torrent ID is the same as hash.

Get torrents info

get_torrents(ids=None, params=None)

Returns information about all or a definite torrent. Returned information can be filtered by supplying wanted parameter names.

{“id”: 1, “method”: “webapi.get_torrents”, “params”: [[“torrent_hash1”, “torrent_hash2”], [“name”, “comment”]]}

Add torrent

add_torrent(metainfo, options=None)

Adds a torrent with the given options. metainfo could either be base64 torrent data or a magnet link.

{“id”: 1, “method”: “webapi.add_torrent”, “params”: [“base64_encoded_torrent_file_contents”, {“download_location”: “/home/idle/downloads/”}]}

Remove torrent

remove_torrent(torrent_id, remove_data=False)

Removes a given torrent. Optionally can remove data.

{“id”: 1, “method”: “webapi.remove_torrent”, “params”: [“torrent_hash3”, True]}

Get API version


Returns WebAPI plugin version.

{“id”: 1, “method”: “webapi.get_api_version”, “params”: []}