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» Consul Namespace Write

Command: consul namespace write

This namespace write command creates or updates a namespaces configuration. This was added in Consul Enterprise 1.7.0.

» Usage

Usage: consul namespace write <namespace definition>

The <namespace definition> must either be a file path or - to indicate that the definition should be read from stdin. The definition can be in either JSON or HCL format. See here for a description of the namespace definition.

» 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

  • -format=<string> - How to output the results. The choices are: pretty or json

  • -meta - Indicates that namespace metadata such as the raft indices should be shown for the namespace

» Examples

Create a new Namespace:

$ consul namespace write - <<< 'Name = "team-1"'
Name: team-1
Description:

Showing Raft Metadata:

$ consul namespace write -meta - <<< 'Name = "team-1"'
Name: team-1
Description:
Create Index: 339
Modify Index: 344

JSON Format:

$ cat ns.hcl
Name = "foo"
Description = "Example Namespace"
Meta {
   team-id = "574407f3-8b26-4c84-8e51-028bb8cbdd37"
}
$ consul namespace write -format=json ns.hcl
{
   "Name": "foo",
   "Description": "Example Namespace",
   "Meta": {
      "team-id": "574407f3-8b26-4c84-8e51-028bb8cbdd37"
   },
   "CreateIndex": 352,
   "ModifyIndex": 352
}