In this guide, we’ll walk you through using the Steam API’s GetPlayerSummaries method to retrieve information about a Steam user. We’ll also demonstrate how to route the API request through a proxy server using Python.


Before you start, ensure you have the following:

  • A Steam API key. You can get it from the Steam API Key Management page.
  • Python installed on your system.
  • A proxy server address if you need to route your requests through a proxy.

Installing Required Libraries

First, you need to install the requests library if you haven’t already. You can install it using pip:

pip install requests

Writing the Script

Below is a complete Python script to fetch user data from Steam using the GetPlayerSummaries method through a proxy.

Script Explanation

  1. Importing Libraries: We import the requests library to handle HTTP requests.
  2. Defining the Function: We define a function get_player_summaries to handle the API call.
    • Parameters:
      • api_key: Your Steam API key.
      • steam_ids: A comma-separated string of Steam IDs.
      • proxy: The proxy server address.
    • Constructing the URL: We create the request URL using the provided API key and Steam IDs.
    • Setting Up the Proxy: We configure the proxy settings.
    • Making the Request: We send a GET request to the Steam API through the proxy.
    • Handling the Response: We check the status code of the response and parse the JSON data if the request is successful.
  3. Using the Function: We demonstrate how to use the function to fetch and print user data.

The Script

import requests

def get_player_summaries(api_key, steam_ids, proxy):
    Fetches player summaries from the Steam API.

    :param api_key: str, Your Steam API key
    :param steam_ids: str, Comma-separated list of Steam IDs
    :param proxy: str, Proxy server address (e.g., 'http://username:password@proxyserver:port')
    :return: dict, Player summary data
    # API endpoint for GetPlayerSummaries
    url = f'{api_key}&steamids={steam_ids}'
    # Proxy settings
    proxies = {
        'http': proxy,
        'https': proxy,

    # Making the API request through the proxy
    response = requests.get(url, proxies=proxies)
    # Check the response status code
    if response.status_code == 200:
        # Parse the JSON response
        data = response.json()
        return data
        print(f"Error: Unable to fetch data (Status code: {response.status_code})")
        return None

# Example usage of the function
if __name__ == "__main__":
    # Your Steam API key
    api_key = 'YOUR_API_KEY'
    # Comma-separated Steam IDs
    steam_ids = 'STEAM_ID'
    # Proxy server address
    proxy = 'http://proxyserver:port'

    # Fetching player summaries
    player_data = get_player_summaries(api_key, steam_ids, proxy)
    # Printing the fetched data
    if player_data:

How to Use the Script

Replace Placeholders: Update the placeholders with your actual API key, Steam IDs, and proxy server address.

  • YOUR_API_KEY: Replace with your actual Steam API key.
  • STEAM_ID: Replace with the Steam ID(s) you want to query. You can provide multiple IDs separated by commas.
  • http://proxyserver:port: Replace with your proxy server address. If your proxy requires authentication, include the username and password.

Run the Script: Save the script to a .py file and run it using Python.



By following this guide, you can easily retrieve player summaries from the Steam API while routing your requests through a proxy server. This setup is useful for managing network configurations and accessing Steam data securely and privately. If you have any questions or run into issues, feel free to reach out for help.

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