This learning path will show you how to get started with Valohai and Python, without using the valohai-utils helper library.


Before starting make sure you have created and account at and that you have been added to a Valohai organization. Your organization admin can invite you to join the organization.

Start by creating a new folder on your local machine, and installing the Valohai tools:

mkdir valohai-tutorial
cd valohai-tutorial

# Install the Valohai command line tools
pip install valohai-cli

Next login to Valohai and link your local folder to a new Valohai project:

vh login
# ... login with your username and password

vh project create
# give the project a name


Depending on your organization settings, you might be asked to choose the owner for the project. We suggest choosing the organization as the owner of the project.


If your organization is on a self-hosted version of Valohai, you’ll need to specify the login address with vh login --host