View tokens

View API tokens and permissions using the InfluxDB user interface (UI), the influx command line interface (CLI), or the InfluxDB API.

To follow best practices for secure API token generation and retrieval, InfluxDB Cloud enforces access restrictions on API tokens.

  • InfluxDB Cloud UI only allows access to the API token value immediately after the token is created.
  • You can’t change access (read/write) permissions for an API token after it’s created.
  • Tokens stop working when the user who created the token is deleted.

We recommend the following for managing your tokens:

  • Create a generic user to create and manage tokens for writing data.
  • Store your tokens in a secure password vault for future access.

View tokens in the InfluxDB UI

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, select Load Data > API Tokens.

  2. Click a token description in the list to view the token status and a list of access permissions.

View tokens using the influx CLI

Use the influx auth list command to view tokens.

influx auth list

Filtering options such as filtering by authorization ID, username, or user ID are available. See the influx auth list documentation for information about other available flags.

View tokens using the InfluxDB API

Use the /api/v2/authorizations InfluxDB API endpoint to view tokens and permissions.

GET /api/v2/authorizations

Include the following in your request:

RequirementInclude by
API token with the read: authorizations permissionUse the Authorization: Token YOUR_API_TOKEN header.

curl --request GET \
	"http://localhost:8086/api/v2/authorizations" \
  --header "Authorization: Token ${INFLUX_TOKEN}" \
  --header 'Content-type: application/json'

View a single token

To view a specific authorization and token, include the authorization ID in the URL path.

GET /api/v2/authorizations/{authID}

Filter the token list

InfluxDB returns authorizations from the same organization as the token used in the request. To filter tokens by user, include userID as a query parameter in your request.

# The example below uses the common `curl` and `jq` command-line tools
# with the InfluxDB API to do the following:
# 1. Find a user by username and extract the user ID.
# 2. Find the user's authorizations by user ID.
# 3. Filter for `active` authorizations that have `write` permission.


function list_write_auths() {
  curl "http://localhost:8086/api/v2/users/?name=$1" \
    --header "Authorization: Token ${INFLUX_TOKEN}" \
    --header 'Content-type: application/json' | \
  jq --arg USER $1 '.users[] | select(.name == $USER) | .id' | \
  xargs -I '%' \
  curl "http://localhost:8086/api/v2/authorizations/?userID=%" \
    --header "Authorization: Token ${INFLUX_TOKEN}" \
    --header 'Content-type: application/json' | \
  jq '.authorizations[]
        | select(.permissions[] | select(.action=="write"))
        | select(.status=="active")'

list_write_auths 'iot_user_1'

See the /authorizations endpoint documentation for more information about available parameters.

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