redis Connecting to redis using Python Setting up a Connection to Redis


The redis-py client provides two classes StrictRedis and Redis to establish a basic connection to a Redis database. The Redis class is provided for backwards compatibility and new projects should use the StrictRedis class.

One of the recommended ways to establish a connection, is to define the connection parameters in a dictionary and pass the dictionary to the StrictRedis constructor using the ** syntax.

conn_params = {
    "host": "",
    "port": 6379,
    "password": "sekret",
    "db": 0

r = redis.StrictRedis(**config)