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Manage API tokens

This page documents an earlier version of InfluxDB. InfluxDB v2.6 is the latest stable version. View this page in the v2.6 documentation.

InfluxDB API tokens ensure secure interaction between InfluxDB and external tools such as clients or applications. An API token belongs to a specific user and identifies InfluxDB permissions within the user’s organization.

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

API token types

Operator token

Grants full read and write access to all organizations and all organization resources in InfluxDB OSS 2.x. Some operations, e.g. retrieving the server configuration, require operator permissions. Operator tokens are created in the InfluxDB setup process. To create an operator token manually with the InfluxDB UI, api/v2 API, or influx CLI after the setup process is completed, you must use an existing Operator token.

To create a new Operator token without using an existing one, see how to use the influxd recovery auth CLI.

Because Operator 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 access, write access, or both to specific buckets in an organization.


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All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

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All InfluxDB Cloud organizations created on or after January 31, 2023 are backed by the new InfluxDB IOx storage engine which enables nearly unlimited series cardinality and SQL query support. Check the right column of your InfluxDB Cloud organization homepage to see which InfluxDB storage engine you’re using.

If powered by TSM, this is the correct documentation.

If powered by IOx, see the IOx-based InfluxDB Cloud documentation.

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