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Manage management tokens

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Management tokens grant permission to perform administrative actions such as managing users, databases, and database tokens in your InfluxDB cluster.

Management tokens do not grant permissions to write or query time series data in your InfluxDB cluster.

To grant write or query permissions, use management tokens to create database tokens.

By default, management tokens are short-lived tokens issued by an OAuth provider that grant a specific user administrative access to your InfluxDB cluster. However, for automation purposes, you can manually create management tokens that authenticate directly with your InfluxDB Cluster and do not require human interaction with your OAuth provider.

For automation use cases only

The tools outlined below are meant for automation use cases and should not be used to circumvent your OAuth provider. Take great care when manually creating and using management tokens.

InfluxDB Clustered requires at least one user associated with your cluster and authorized through OAuth to manually create a management token.


Use a management token

Use management tokens to automate authorization for the influxctl CLI:

  1. Create a management token and securely store the output token value. You’ll use it in the next step.
  2. On the machine where the influxctl CLI is to be automated, update your influxctl connection profile by assigning the mgmt_token setting to the token string from the preceding step.
[[profile]]
  name = "default"
  product = "clustered"
  host = "cluster-host.com"
  port = "
INFLUXDB_PORT
"
mgmt_token = "
MANAGEMENT_TOKEN
"

Replace the following:

  • INFLUXDB_PORT: InfluxDB Clustered InfluxDB cluster port
  • MANAGEMENT_TOKEN: Management token string

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The future of Flux

Flux is going into maintenance mode. You can continue using it as you currently are without any changes to your code.

Flux is going into maintenance mode and will not be supported in InfluxDB 3.0. This was a decision based on the broad demand for SQL and the continued growth and adoption of InfluxQL. We are continuing to support Flux for users in 1.x and 2.x so you can continue using it with no changes to your code. If you are interested in transitioning to InfluxDB 3.0 and want to future-proof your code, we suggest using InfluxQL.

For information about the future of Flux, see the following: