»Consul ACL Token Create

Command: consul acl token create

This command creates new tokens. When creating a new token, policies may be linked using either the -policy-id or the -policy-name options. When specifying policies by IDs you may use a unique prefix of the UUID as a shortcut for specifying the entire UUID.

»Usage

Usage: consul acl token create [options] [args]

»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.

»Command Options

  • -accessor=<string> - Create the token with this Accessor ID. It must be a UUID. If not specified one will be auto-generated

  • -description=<string> - A description of the token.

  • -expires-ttl=<duration> - Duration of time this token should be valid for.

  • -local - Create this as a datacenter local token.

  • -meta - Indicates that token metadata such as the content hash and raft indices should be shown for each entry.

  • -policy-id=<value> - ID of a policy to use for this token. May be specified multiple times.

  • -policy-name=<value> - Name of a policy to use for this token. May be specified multiple times.

  • -role-id=<value> - ID of a role to use for this token. May be specified multiple times.

  • -role-name=<value> - Name of a role to use for this token. May be specified multiple times.

  • -service-identity=<value> - Name of a service identity to use for this token. May be specified multiple times. Format is the SERVICENAME or SERVICENAME:DATACENTER1,DATACENTER2,...

  • -secret=<string> - Create the token with this Secret ID. It must be a UUID. If not specified one will be auto-generated. Note: The SecretID is used to authorize operations against Consul and should be generated from an appropriate cryptographic source.

  • -format={pretty|json} - Command output format. The default value is pretty.

»Enterprise Options

  • -namespace=<string> - Specifies the namespace to query. If not provided, the namespace will be inferred from the request's ACL token, or will default to the default namespace. Namespaces are a Consul Enterprise feature added in v1.7.0.

»Examples

Create a new token:

$ consul acl token create -description "Read Nodes and Services" -policy-id 06acc965
AccessorID:   986193b5-e2b5-eb26-6264-b524ea60cc6d
SecretID:     ec15675e-2999-d789-832e-8c4794daa8d7
Description:  Read Nodes and Services
Local:        false
Create Time:  2018-10-22 15:33:39.01789 -0400 EDT
Policies:
   06acc965-df4b-5a99-58cb-3250930c6324 - node-services-read

Create a new local token:

$ consul acl token create -description "Read Nodes and Services" -policy-id 06acc965 -local
AccessorID:   4fdf0ec8-d251-3865-079c-7247c974fc50
SecretID:     02143514-abf2-6c23-0aa1-ec2107e68f6b
Description:  Read Nodes and Services
Local:        true
Create Time:  2018-10-22 15:34:19.330265 -0400 EDT
Policies:
   06acc965-df4b-5a99-58cb-3250930c6324 - node-services-read

Create a new token and link with policies by name:

$ consul acl token create -description "Super User" -policy-name global-management
AccessorID:   59f86a9b-d3b6-166c-32a0-be4ab3f94caa
SecretID:     ada7f751-f654-8872-7f93-498e799158b6
Description:  Super User
Local:        false
Create Time:  2018-10-22 15:35:28.787003 -0400 EDT
Policies:
   00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001 - global-management

Create a new token with one service identity that expires in 15 minutes:

$ consul acl token create -description 'crawler token' -service-identity 'crawler' -expires-ttl '15m'
AccessorID:       0c083aca-6c15-f0cc-c4d9-30578db54cd9
SecretID:         930dafb6-5c08-040b-23fb-a368a95256f9
Description:      crawler token
Local:            false
Create Time:      2019-04-25 16:45:49.337687334 -0500 CDT
Expiration Time:  2019-04-25 17:00:49.337687334 -0500 CDT
Service Identities:
   crawler (Datacenters: all)