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Manage authentication tokens

InfluxDB ensures secure interaction between users and data through the use of authentication tokens. A token belongs to an organization and identifies InfluxDB permissions within the organization.

Learn how to create, view, update, or delete an authentication token.

Authentication token types

Admin token

Grants full read and write access to all resources in all organizations in InfluxDB OSS 2.x.

Admin tokens are created in the InfluxDB setup process and cannot be created manually. Because Admin tokens have full read and write access to all organizations in the database, we recommend creating an All-Access token for each organization and using those to manage InfluxDB. This helps to prevent accidental interactions across organizations.

All-Access token

Grants full read and write access to all resources in an organization.

Read/Write token

Grants read or write access to specific resources in an organization.


New! Cloud or OSS?

InfluxDB OSS 2.0 now generally available!

InfluxDB OSS 2.0 is now generally available and ready for production use. See the InfluxDB OSS 2.0 release notes.

For information about upgrading to InfluxDB OSS 2.0, see: