»Consul ACL Set Agent Token

Command: consul acl set-agent-token

This command updates the ACL tokens currently in use by the agent. It can be used to introduce ACL tokens to the agent for the first time, or to update tokens that were initially loaded from the agent's configuration. Tokens are not persisted, so will need to be updated again if the agent is restarted.

»Usage

Usage: consul acl set-agent-token [options] TYPE TOKEN

»Token Types

  • default - The default token is the token that the agent will use for both internal agent operations and operations initiated by the HTTP and DNS interfaces when no specific token is provided. If not set the agent will use the anonymous token.

  • agent - The token that the agent will use for internal agent operations. If not given then the default token is used for these operations.

  • master - This sets the token that can be used to access the Agent APIs in the event that the ACL datacenter cannot be reached.

  • replication - This is the token that the agent will use for replication operations. This token will need to be configured with read access to whatever data is being replicated.

»API Options

  • -ca-file=<value> - Path to a CA file to use for TLS when communicating with Consul. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CACERT environment variable.

  • -ca-path=<value> - Path to a directory of CA certificates to use for TLS when communicating with Consul. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CAPATH environment variable.

  • -client-cert=<value> - Path to a client cert file to use for TLS when verify_incoming is enabled. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CLIENT_CERT environment variable.

  • -client-key=<value> - Path to a client key file to use for TLS when verify_incoming is enabled. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_CLIENT_KEY environment variable.

  • -http-addr=<addr> - Address of the Consul agent with the port. This can be an IP address or DNS address, but it must include the port. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_HTTP_ADDR environment variable. In Consul 0.8 and later, the default value is http://127.0.0.1:8500, and https can optionally be used instead. The scheme can also be set to HTTPS by setting the environment variable CONSUL_HTTP_SSL=true. This may be a unix domain socket using unix:///path/to/socket if the agent is configured to listen that way.

  • -tls-server-name=<value> - The server name to use as the SNI host when connecting via TLS. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_TLS_SERVER_NAME environment variable.

  • -token=<value> - ACL token to use in the request. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_HTTP_TOKEN environment variable. If unspecified, the query will default to the token of the Consul agent at the HTTP address.

  • -token-file=<value> - File containing the ACL token to use in the request instead of one specified via the -token argument or CONSUL_HTTP_TOKEN environment variable. This can also be specified via the CONSUL_HTTP_TOKEN_FILE environment variable.

  • -datacenter=<name> - Name of the datacenter to query. If unspecified, the query will default to the datacenter of the Consul agent at the HTTP address.

  • -stale - Permit any Consul server (non-leader) to respond to this request. This allows for lower latency and higher throughput, but can result in stale data. This option has no effect on non-read operations. The default value is false.

»Examples

Set the default token:

$ consul acl set-agent-token default c4d0f8df-3aba-4ab6-a7a0-35b760dc29a1