Manage tokens

InfluxDB uses token authentication to authorize access to data in your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster. There are two types of tokens:

Database tokens

Database tokens grant read and write permissions to one or more databases and allows for actions like writing and querying data.

All read and write actions performed against time series data in your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster must be authorized using a database token.

Management tokens

Management tokens grant permission to perform administrative actions such as managing users, databases, and database tokens. Management tokens allow clients, such as the influxctl CLI, to perform administrative actions.

Store secure tokens in a secret store

Token strings are returned only on token creation. We recommend storing database tokens in a secure secret store. For example, see how to authenticate Telegraf using tokens in your OS secret store.

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