Set up InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated
As you get started with this tutorial, do the following to make sure everything you need is in place.
- Request an InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster
- Download, install, and configure the influxctl CLI
- Create a database
- Create a database token
- Configure authentication credentials
Request an InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster
Contact the InfluxData Sales team to request an InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster. When your cluster is deployed, InfluxData sends you an email inviting you to join your cluster. Use the link provided in the email to accept the invitation and create your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated account.
After accepting the invitation and creating an account, InfluxData provides the following information:
- Your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated account ID
- Your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster ID
- Your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster URL
Download, install, and configure the influxctl CLI
provides a simple way to manage your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster from a
command line. It lets you perform administrative tasks such as managing
databases and tokens.
Create a connection profile and provide your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated connection credentials.
influxctlCLI uses connection profiles to connect to and authenticate with your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster.
Create a file named
config.tomlat the following location depending on your operating system.
Operating system Default profile configuration file path Linux
If stored at a non-default location, include the
--configflag with each
influxctlcommand and provide the path to your profile configuration file.
Copy and paste the sample configuration profile code into your
name = "default"
product = "dedicated"
account_id = "ACCOUNT_ID"
cluster_id = "CLUSTER_ID"
host = "cluster-id.influxdb.io"
Replace the following with your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated credentials:
ACCOUNT_ID: Your account ID
CLUSTER_ID: Your cluster ID
For detailed information about
influxctl profiles, see
Configure connection profiles.
Create a database
influxctl database create command
to create a database. You can use an existing database or create a new one
specifically for this getting started tutorial.
Examples in this getting started tutorial assume a database named “get-started”.
Authenticate with your cluster
The first time you run an
influxctl CLI command, you are directed
to login to Auth0. Once logged in, Auth0 issues a short-lived (1 hour)
management token for the
influxctl CLI that grants administrative access
to your InfluxDB Cloud Dedicated cluster.
Provide the following:
- Database name.
- Optional: Database retention period as a duration value. If no retention period is specified, the default is infinite.
influxctl database create --retention-period 1y get-started
Create a database token
influxctl token create command
to create a database token with read and write permissions for your database.
Provide the following:
- Permission grants
--read-database: Grants read access to a database
--write-databaseGrants write access to a database
- Token description
influxctl token create \
--read-database get-started \
--write-database get-started \
"Read/write token for get-started database"
The command returns the token ID and the token string. Store the token string in a safe place. You’ll need it later. This is the only time the token string is available in plain text.
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.
Configure authentication credentials
Code samples in later sections assume you assigned the token string to an
INFLUX_TOKEN environment variable–for example:
$env:INFLUX_TOKEN = "DATABASE_TOKEN"
# Make sure to include a space character at the end of this command.
with your database token string.
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