» Consul Intention Create

Command: consul intention create

The intention create command creates or updates an intention.

» Usage

Usage: consul intention create [options] SRC DST Usage: consul intention create [options] -f FILE...

» 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.

  • -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.

» Intention Create Options

  • -allow - Set the action to "allow" for intentions. This is the default.

  • -deny - Set the action to "deny" for intentions. This cannot be specified with -allow.

  • -file - Read intention data one or more files specified by the command line arguments, instead of source/destination pairs.

  • -meta key=value - Specify arbitrary KV metadata to associate with the intention.

  • -replace - Replace any matching intention. The replacement is done atomically per intention.

» Examples

Create an intention web => db:

$ consul intention create web db

Create intentions from a set of files:

$ consul intention create -file one.json two.json

Create intentions from a directory using shell expansion:

$ consul intention create -file intentions/*.json