»ACL Token HTTP API

The /acl/token endpoints create, read, update, list, clone and delete ACL tokens in Consul.

For more information on how to setup ACLs, please check the ACL tutorial.

»Create a Token

This endpoint creates a new ACL token.

MethodPathProduces
PUT/acl/tokenapplication/json

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

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
NOnonenoneacl:write

»Parameters

  • AccessorID (string: "") - Specifies a UUID to use as the token's Accessor ID. If not specified a UUID will be generated for this field. Added in v1.5.0.

  • SecretID (string: "") - Specifies a UUID to use as the token's Secret ID. If not specified a UUID will be generated for this field. Added in v1.5.0. Note: The SecretID is used to authorize operations against Consul and should be generated from an appropriate cryptographic source.

  • Description (string: "") - Free form human readable description of the token.

  • Policies (array<PolicyLink>) - The list of policies that should be applied to the token. A PolicyLink is an object with an "ID" and/or "Name" field to specify a policy. With the PolicyLink, tokens can be linked to policies either by the policy name or by the policy ID. When policies are linked by name they will be internally resolved to the policy ID. With linking tokens internally by IDs, Consul enables policy renaming without breaking tokens.

  • Roles (array<RoleLink>) - The list of roles that should be applied to the token. A RoleLink is an object with an "ID" and/or "Name" field to specify a role. With the RoleLink, tokens can be linked to roles either by the role name or by the role ID. When roles are linked by name they will be internally resolved to the role ID. With linking tokens internally by IDs, Consul enables role renaming without breaking tokens. Added in Consul 1.5.0.

  • ServiceIdentities (array<ServiceIdentity>) - The list of service identities that should be applied to the token. Added in Consul 1.5.0.

    • ServiceName (string: <required>) - The name of the service. The name must be no longer than 256 characters, must start and end with a lowercase alphanumeric character, and can only contain lowercase alphanumeric characters as well as - and _.

    • Datacenters (array<string>) - Specifies the datacenters the effective policy is valid within. When no datacenters are provided the effective policy is valid in all datacenters including those which do not yet exist but may in the future.

  • NodeIdentities (array<NodeIdentity>) - The list of node identities that should be applied to the token. Added in Consul 1.8.1.

    • NodeName (string: <required>) - The name of the node. The name must be no longer than 256 characters, must start and end with a lowercase alphanumeric character, and can only contain lowercase alphanumeric characters as well as - and _.

    • Datacenter (string: <required>) - Specifies the nodes datacenter. This will result in effective policy only being valid in that datacenter.

  • Local (bool: false) - If true, indicates that the token should not be replicated globally and instead be local to the current datacenter.

  • ExpirationTime (time: "")- If set this represents the point after which a token should be considered revoked and is eligible for destruction. The default unset value represents NO expiration. This value must be between 1 minute and 24 hours in the future. Added in Consul 1.5.0.

  • ExpirationTTL (duration: 0s) - This is a convenience field and if set will initialize the ExpirationTime field to a value of CreateTime + ExpirationTTL. This field is not persisted beyond its initial use. Can be specified in the form of "60s" or "5m" (i.e., 60 seconds or 5 minutes, respectively). This value must be no smaller than 1 minute and no longer than 24 hours. Added in Consul 1.5.0.

  • Namespace (string: "")

    Enterprise
    - Specifies the namespace to create the token. If not provided in the JSON body, the value of the ns URL query parameter or in the X-Consul-Namespace header will be used. If not provided, the namespace will be inherited from the request's ACL token or will default to the default namespace. Added in Consul 1.7.0.

»Sample Payload

{
  "Description": "Agent token for 'node1'",
  "Policies": [
    {
      "ID": "165d4317-e379-f732-ce70-86278c4558f7"
    },
    {
      "Name": "node-read"
    }
  ],
  "Local": false
}

»Sample Request

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

»Sample Response

{
  "AccessorID": "6a1253d2-1785-24fd-91c2-f8e78c745511",
  "SecretID": "45a3bd52-07c7-47a4-52fd-0745e0cfe967",
  "Description": "Agent token for 'node1'",
  "Policies": [
    {
      "ID": "165d4317-e379-f732-ce70-86278c4558f7",
      "Name": "node1-write"
    },
    {
      "ID": "e359bd81-baca-903e-7e64-1ccd9fdc78f5",
      "Name": "node-read"
    }
  ],
  "Local": false,
  "CreateTime": "2018-10-24T12:25:06.921933-04:00",
  "Hash": "UuiRkOQPRCvoRZHRtUxxbrmwZ5crYrOdZ0Z1FTFbTbA=",
  "CreateIndex": 59,
  "ModifyIndex": 59
}

»Read a Token

This endpoint reads an ACL token with the given Accessor ID.

MethodPathProduces
GET/acl/token/:AccessorIDapplication/json

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

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
YESallnoneacl:read

»Parameters

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

  • ns (string: "")

    Enterprise
    - Specifies the namespace to lookup the token. This value can be specified as the ns URL query parameter or the X-Consul-Namespace header. If not provided by either, the namespace will be inherited from the request's ACL token or will default to the default namespace. Added in Consul 1.7.0.

»Sample Request

$ curl -X GET http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/token/6a1253d2-1785-24fd-91c2-f8e78c745511

»Sample Response

{
  "AccessorID": "6a1253d2-1785-24fd-91c2-f8e78c745511",
  "SecretID": "<hidden>",
  "Description": "Agent token for 'node1'",
  "Policies": [
    {
      "ID": "165d4317-e379-f732-ce70-86278c4558f7",
      "Name": "node1-write"
    },
    {
      "ID": "e359bd81-baca-903e-7e64-1ccd9fdc78f5",
      "Name": "node-read"
    }
  ],
  "Local": false,
  "CreateTime": "2018-10-24T12:25:06.921933-04:00",
  "Hash": "UuiRkOQPRCvoRZHRtUxxbrmwZ5crYrOdZ0Z1FTFbTbA=",
  "CreateIndex": 59,
  "ModifyIndex": 59
}

»Read Self Token

This endpoint returns the ACL token details that matches the secret ID specified with the X-Consul-Token header or the token query parameter.

MethodPathProduces
GET/acl/token/selfapplication/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

»Sample Request

$ curl -H "X-Consul-Token: 6a1253d2-1785-24fd-91c2-f8e78c745511" \
   http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/token/self

»Sample Response

{
  "AccessorID": "6a1253d2-1785-24fd-91c2-f8e78c745511",
  "SecretID": "45a3bd52-07c7-47a4-52fd-0745e0cfe967",
  "Description": "Agent token for 'node1'",
  "Policies": [
    {
      "ID": "165d4317-e379-f732-ce70-86278c4558f7",
      "Name": "node1-write"
    },
    {
      "ID": "e359bd81-baca-903e-7e64-1ccd9fdc78f5",
      "Name": "node-read"
    }
  ],
  "Local": false,
  "CreateTime": "2018-10-24T12:25:06.921933-04:00",
  "Hash": "UuiRkOQPRCvoRZHRtUxxbrmwZ5crYrOdZ0Z1FTFbTbA=",
  "CreateIndex": 59,
  "ModifyIndex": 59
}

»Update a Token

This endpoint updates an existing ACL token.

MethodPathProduces
PUT/acl/token/:AccessorIDapplication/json

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

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
NOnonenoneacl:write

»Parameters

  • AccessorID (string: "") - Specifies the accessor ID of the token being updated. This is required in the URL path but may also be specified in the JSON body. If specified in both places then they must match exactly. This field is immutable. If not present in the body and only in the URL then it will be filled in by Consul.

  • SecretID (string: "") - Specifies the secret ID of the token being updated. This field is immutable so if present in the body then it must match the existing value. If not present then the value will be filled in by Consul.

  • Description (string: "") - Free form human readable description of this token.

  • Policies (array<PolicyLink>) - This is the list of policies that should be applied to this token. A PolicyLink is an object with an "ID" and/or "Name" field to specify a policy. With the PolicyLink tokens can be linked to policies either by the policy name or by the policy ID. When policies are linked by name they will internally be resolved to the policy ID. With linking tokens internally by IDs, Consul enables policy renaming without breaking tokens.

  • Roles (array<RoleLink>) - The list of roles that should be applied to the token. A RoleLink is an object with an "ID" and/or "Name" field to specify a role. With the RoleLink, tokens can be linked to roles either by the role name or by the role ID. When roles are linked by name they will be internally resolved to the role ID. With linking tokens internally by IDs, Consul enables role renaming without breaking tokens.

  • ServiceIdentities (array<ServiceIdentity>) - The list of service identities that should be applied to the token. Added in Consul 1.5.0.

    • ServiceName (string: <required>) - The name of the service. The name must be no longer than 256 characters, must start and end with a lowercase alphanumeric character, and can only contain lowercase alphanumeric characters as well as - and _.

    • Datacenters (array<string>) - Specifies the datacenters the effective policy is valid within. When no datacenters are provided the effective policy is valid in all datacenters including those which do not yet exist but may in the future.

  • NodeIdentities (array<NodeIdentity>) - The list of node identities that should be applied to the token. Added in Consul 1.8.1.

    • NodeName (string: <required>) - The name of the node. The name must be no longer than 256 characters, must start and end with a lowercase alphanumeric character, and can only contain lowercase alphanumeric characters as well as - and _.

    • Datacenter (string: <required>) - Specifies the nodes datacenter. This will result in effective policy only being valid in that datacenter.

  • Local (bool: false) - If true, indicates that this token should not be replicated globally and instead be local to the current datacenter. This value must match the existing value or the request will return an error.

  • AuthMethod (string: "") - Specifies the name of the auth method that created this token. This field is immutable so if present in the body then it must match the existing value. If not present then the value will be filled in by Consul.

  • ExpirationTime (time: "") - Specifies the expiration time for the token being updated. This field is immutable so if present in the body then it must match the existing value. If not present then the value will be filled in by Consul.

  • Namespace (string: "")

    Enterprise
    - Specifies the namespace of the token to update. If not provided in the JSON body, the value of the ns URL query parameter or in the X-Consul-Namespace header will be used. If not provided, the namespace will be inherited from the request's ACL token or will default to the default namespace. Added in Consul 1.7.0.

»Sample Payload

{
  "Description": "Agent token for 'node1'",
  "Policies": [
    {
      "ID": "165d4317-e379-f732-ce70-86278c4558f7"
    },
    {
      "Name": "node-read"
    },
    {
      "Name": "service-read"
    }
  ],
  "Local": false
}

»Sample Request

$ curl -X PUT \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/token/6a1253d2-1785-24fd-91c2-f8e78c745511

»Sample Response

{
  "AccessorID": "6a1253d2-1785-24fd-91c2-f8e78c745511",
  "SecretID": "45a3bd52-07c7-47a4-52fd-0745e0cfe967",
  "Description": "Agent token for 'node1'",
  "Policies": [
    {
      "ID": "165d4317-e379-f732-ce70-86278c4558f7",
      "Name": "node1-write"
    },
    {
      "ID": "e359bd81-baca-903e-7e64-1ccd9fdc78f5",
      "Name": "node-read"
    },
    {
      "ID": "93d2226b-2046-4db1-993b-c0581b5d2391",
      "Name": "service-read"
    }
  ],
  "Local": false,
  "CreateTime": "2018-10-24T12:25:06.921933-04:00",
  "Hash": "UuiRkOQPRCvoRZHRtUxxbrmwZ5crYrOdZ0Z1FTFbTbA=",
  "CreateIndex": 59,
  "ModifyIndex": 100
}

»Clone a Token

This endpoint clones an existing ACL token.

MethodPathProduces
PUT/acl/token/:AccessorID/cloneapplication/json

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

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
NOnonenoneacl:write

»Parameters

  • AccessorID (string: <required>) - The accessor ID of the token to clone. This is required in the URL path

  • Description (string: "") - Free form human readable description for the cloned token.

  • Namespace (string: "")

    Enterprise
    - Specifies the namespace of the token to be cloned. If not provided in the JSON body, the value of the ns URL query parameter or in the X-Consul-Namespace header will be used. If not provided, the namespace will be inherited from the request's ACL token or will default to the default namespace. Added in Consul 1.7.0.

»Sample Payload

{
  "Description": "Clone of Agent token for 'node1'"
}

»Sample Request

$ curl -X PUT \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/token/6a1253d2-1785-24fd-91c2-f8e78c745511/clone

»Sample Response

{
  "AccessorID": "773efe2a-1f6f-451f-878c-71be10712bae",
  "SecretID": "8b1247ef-d172-4f99-b050-4dbe5d3df0cb",
  "Description": "Clone of Agent token for 'node1'",
  "Policies": [
    {
      "ID": "165d4317-e379-f732-ce70-86278c4558f7",
      "Name": "node1-write"
    },
    {
      "ID": "e359bd81-baca-903e-7e64-1ccd9fdc78f5",
      "Name": "node-read"
    },
    {
      "ID": "93d2226b-2046-4db1-993b-c0581b5d2391",
      "Name": "service-read"
    }
  ],
  "Local": false,
  "CreateTime": "2018-10-24T12:25:06.921933-04:00",
  "Hash": "UuiRkOQPRCvoRZHRtUxxbrmwZ5crYrOdZ0Z1FTFbTbA=",
  "CreateIndex": 128,
  "ModifyIndex": 128
}

»Delete a Token

This endpoint deletes an ACL token.

MethodPathProduces
DELETE/acl/token/:AccessorIDapplication/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
NOnonenoneacl:write

»Parameters

  • AccessorID (string: <required>) - Specifies the accessor ID of the ACL token to delete. This is required and is specified as part of the URL path.

  • ns (string: "")

    Enterprise
    - Specifies the namespace of the token to delete. This value can be specified as the ns URL query parameter or the X-Consul-Namespace header. If not provided by either, the namespace will be inherited from the request's ACL token or will default to the default namespace. Added in Consul 1.7.0.

»Sample Request

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

»Sample Response

true

»List Tokens

This endpoint lists all the ACL tokens.

MethodPathProduces
GET/acl/tokensapplication/json

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

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
YESallnoneacl:read

»Parameters

  • policy (string: "") - Filters the token list to those tokens that are linked with the specific policy ID.

  • role (string: "") - Filters the token list to those tokens that are linked with the specific role ID.

  • authmethod (string: "") - Filters the token list to those tokens that are linked with the specific named auth method.

  • authmethod-ns (string: "")

    Enterprise
    - Specifics the namespace of the authmethod being used for token lookup. If not provided, the namespace provided by the ns parameter will be used. If neither of those is provided then the namespace will be inherited from the request's ACL token. Added in Consul 1.7.0.

  • ns (string: "")

    Enterprise
    - Specifies the namespace to list the tokens for. This value can be specified as the ns URL query parameter or the X-Consul-Namespace header. If not provided by either, the namespace will be inherited from the request's ACL token or will default to the default namespace. The namespace may be specified as '*' and then results will be returned for all namespaces. Added in Consul 1.7.0.

»Sample Request

$ curl -X GET http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/acl/tokens

»Sample Response

[
  {
    "AccessorID": "6a1253d2-1785-24fd-91c2-f8e78c745511",
    "Description": "Agent token for 'my-agent'",
    "Policies": [
      {
        "ID": "165d4317-e379-f732-ce70-86278c4558f7",
        "Name": "node1-write"
      },
      {
        "ID": "e359bd81-baca-903e-7e64-1ccd9fdc78f5",
        "Name": "node-read"
      }
    ],
    "Local": false,
    "CreateTime": "2018-10-24T12:25:06.921933-04:00",
    "Hash": "UuiRkOQPRCvoRZHRtUxxbrmwZ5crYrOdZ0Z1FTFbTbA=",
    "CreateIndex": 59,
    "ModifyIndex": 59
  },
  {
    "AccessorID": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000002",
    "Description": "Anonymous Token",
    "Policies": null,
    "Local": false,
    "CreateTime": "0001-01-01T00:00:00Z",
    "Hash": "RNVFSWnfd5DUOuB8vplp+imivlIna3fKQVnkUHh21cA=",
    "CreateIndex": 5,
    "ModifyIndex": 5
  },
  {
    "AccessorID": "3328f9a6-433c-02d0-6649-7d07268dfec7",
    "Description": "Bootstrap Token (Global Management)",
    "Policies": [
      {
        "ID": "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001",
        "Name": "global-management"
      }
    ],
    "Local": false,
    "CreateTime": "2018-10-24T11:42:02.6427-04:00",
    "Hash": "oyrov6+GFLjo/KZAfqgxF/X4J/3LX0435DOBy9V22I0=",
    "CreateIndex": 12,
    "ModifyIndex": 12
  }
]