influx config create

The influx config create command creates a InfluxDB connection configuration and stores it in a local file:

OS/PlatformCLI config file path
Linux (installed as binary)~/.influxdbv2/configs
Linux (installed as service)~/var/lib/influxdb/configs
Docker (DockerHub)/etc/influxdb2/configs
Docker (

To view CLI connection configurations after creating them, use influx config list.

Note: If you create multiple connection configurations (for example, separate admin and user configurations), use influx config <config-name> to switch to the configuration you want to use.


influx config create [flags]


FlagDescriptionInput typeMaps to ?
-a--activeSet the specified connection to be the active configuration.
-n--config-name(Required) Name of the new configuration.string
-h--helpHelp for the create command
--hide-headersHide table headers (default false)INFLUX_HIDE_HEADERS
-u--host-url(Required) Connection URL for the new configuration.string
--jsonOutput data as JSON (default false)INFLUX_OUTPUT_JSON
-o--orgOrganization namestring
-t--tokenAPI tokenstringINFLUX_TOKEN
-p--username-password(OSS only) Username (and optionally password) to use for authentication.
Include username:password to ensure a session is automatically authenticated. Include username (without password) to prompt for a password before creating the session.string


Create a connection configuration and set it active

influx config create --active \
  -n config-name \
  -u http://localhost:8086 \
  -t mySuP3rS3cr3tT0keN \
  -o example-org

Create a connection configuration without setting it active

influx config create \
  -n config-name \
  -u http://localhost:8086 \
  -t mySuP3rS3cr3tT0keN \
  -o example-org

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