»ACL HTTP API

The /acl endpoints create, update, destroy, and query ACL tokens in Consul.

For more information about ACLs, please see the ACL Guide.

»Create ACL Token

This endpoint makes a new ACL token.

MethodPathProduces
PUT/acl/createapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, agent caching, and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
NOnonenonemanagement

»Parameters

  • ID (string: "") - Specifies the ID of the ACL. If not provided, a UUID is generated.

  • Name (string: "") - Specifies a human-friendly name for the ACL token.

  • Type (string: "client") - Specifies the type of ACL token. Valid values are: client and management.

  • Rules (string: "") - Specifies rules for this ACL token. The format of the Rules property is detailed in the ACL Rule documentation.

»Sample Payload

{
  "Name": "my-app-token",
  "Type": "client",
  "Rules": ""
}

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request PUT \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/create

»Sample Response

{
  "ID": "adf4238a-882b-9ddc-4a9d-5b6758e4159e"
}

»Update ACL Token

This endpoint is used to modify the policy for a given ACL token. Instead of generating a new token ID, the ID field must be provided.

MethodPathProduces
PUT/acl/updateapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, agent caching, and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
NOnonenonemanagement

»Parameters

The parameters are the same as the create endpoint, except the ID field is required.

»Sample Payload

{
  "ID": "adf4238a-882b-9ddc-4a9d-5b6758e4159e",
  "Name": "my-app-token-updated",
  "Type": "client",
  "Rules": "# New Rules"
}

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request PUT \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/update

»Sample Response

{
  "ID": "adf4238a-882b-9ddc-4a9d-5b6758e4159e"
}

»Delete ACL Token

This endpoint deletes an ACL token with the given ID.

MethodPathProduces
PUT/acl/destroy/:uuidapplication/json

Even though the return type is application/json, the value is either true or false, indicating whether the delete succeeded.

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, agent caching, and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
NOnonenonemanagement

»Parameters

  • uuid (string: <required>) - Specifies the UUID of the ACL token to destroy. This is required and is specified as part of the URL path.

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request PUT \
    http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/destroy/8f246b77-f3e1-ff88-5b48-8ec93abf3e05

»Sample Response

true

»Read ACL Token

This endpoint reads an ACL token with the given ID.

MethodPathProduces
GET/acl/info/:uuidapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, agent caching, and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
YESallnonenone

Note: No ACL is required because the ACL is specified in the URL path.

»Parameters

  • uuid (string: <required>) - Specifies the UUID of the ACL token to read. This is required and is specified as part of the URL path.

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/info/8f246b77-f3e1-ff88-5b48-8ec93abf3e05

»Sample Response

[
  {
    "CreateIndex": 3,
    "ModifyIndex": 3,
    "ID": "8f246b77-f3e1-ff88-5b48-8ec93abf3e05",
    "Name": "Client Token",
    "Type": "client",
    "Rules": "..."
  }
]

»Clone ACL Token

This endpoint clones an ACL and returns a new token ID. This allows a token to serve as a template for others, making it simple to generate new tokens without complex rule management.

MethodPathProduces
PUT/acl/clone/:uuidapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, agent caching, and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
NOnonenonemanagement

»Parameters

  • uuid (string: <required>) - Specifies the UUID of the ACL token to be cloned. This is required and is specified as part of the URL path.

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request PUT \
    http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/clone/8f246b77-f3e1-ff88-5b48-8ec93abf3e05

»Sample Response

{
  "ID": "adf4238a-882b-9ddc-4a9d-5b6758e4159e"
}

»List ACLs

This endpoint lists all the active ACL tokens.

MethodPathProduces
GET/acl/listapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, agent caching, and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
YESallnonemanagement

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/list

»Sample Response

[
  {
    "CreateIndex": 3,
    "ModifyIndex": 3,
    "ID": "8f246b77-f3e1-ff88-5b48-8ec93abf3e05",
    "Name": "Client Token",
    "Type": "client",
    "Rules": "..."
  }
]

»Check ACL Replication

The check ACL replication endpoint has not changed between the legacy system and the new system. Review the latest documentation to learn more about this endpoint.