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chronograf - Chronograf server

The chronograf daemon starts and manages all the processes associated with the Chronograf server and includes options that manage many aspects of Chronograf security.

Usage

chronograf [flags]

Flags

Chronograf server flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
--host IP the Chronograf service listens on. By default, 0.0.0.0 HOST
--port Port the Chronograf service listens on for insecure connections. By default, 8888 PORT
-b --bolt-path File path to the BoltDB file. By default, ./chronograf-v1.db BOLT_PATH
-c --canned-path File path to the directory of canned dashboard files. By default, /usr/share/chronograf/canned CANNED_PATH
--resources-path Path to directory of canned dashboards, sources, Kapacitor connections, and organizations. By default, /usr/share/chronograf/resources RESOURCES_PATH
-p --basepath URL path prefix under which all Chronograf routes will be mounted. BASE_PATH
--status-feed-url URL of JSON feed to display as a news feed on the client status page. By default, https://www.influxdata.com/feed/json STATUS_FEED_URL
-v --version Displays the version of the Chronograf service
-h --host-page-disabled Disables the hosts page HOST_PAGE_DISABLED

InfluxDB connection flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
--influxdb-url InfluxDB URL, including the protocol, IP address, and port INFLUXDB_URL
--influxdb-username InfluxDB username INFLUXDB_USERNAME
--influxdb-password InfluxDB password INFLUXDB_PASSWORD
--influxdb-org InfluxDB 2.x or InfluxDB Cloud organization name INFLUXDB_ORG
--influxdb-token InfluxDB 2.x or InfluxDB Cloud authentication token INFLUXDB_TOKEN

Kapacitor connection flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
--kapacitor-url Location of your Kapacitor instance, including http://, IP address, and port KAPACITOR_URL
--kapacitor-username Username for your Kapacitor instance KAPACITOR_USERNAME
--kapacitor-password Password for your Kapacitor instance KAPACITOR_PASSWORD

TLS (Transport Layer Security) flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
--cert File path to PEM-encoded public key certificate TLS_CERTIFICATE
--key File path to private key associated with given certificate TLS_PRIVATE_KEY
--tls-ciphers Comma-separated list of supported cipher suites. Use help to print available ciphers. TLS_CIPHERS
--tls-min-version Minimum version of the TLS protocol that will be negotiated. (default: 1.2) TLS_MIN_VERSION
--tls-max-version Maximum version of the TLS protocol that will be negotiated. TLS_MAX_VERSION

Other server option flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
--custom-auto-refresh Add custom auto-refresh options using semicolon-separated list of label=milliseconds pairs CUSTOM-AUTO-REFRESH
--custom-link Add a custom link to Chronograf user menu options using <display_name>:<link_address> syntax. For multiple custom links, include multiple flags.
-d --develop Run the Chronograf service in developer mode
-h --help Display command line help for Chronograf
-l --log-level Set the logging level. Valid values include info (default), debug, and error LOG_LEVEL
-r --reporting-disabled Disable reporting of usage statistics. Usage statistics reported once every 24 hours include: OS, arch, version, cluster_id, and uptime. REPORTING_DISABLED

Authentication option flags

General authentication flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
-t --token-secret Secret for signing tokens TOKEN_SECRET
--auth-duration Total duration, in hours, of cookie life for authentication. Default value is 720h. AUTH_DURATION
--public-url Public URL required to access Chronograf using a web browser. For example, if you access Chronograf using the default URL, the public URL value would be http://localhost:8888. Required for Google OAuth 2.0 authentication. Used for Auth0 and some generic OAuth 2.0 authentication providers. PUBLIC_URL
—-htpasswd Path to password file for use with HTTP basic authentication. See NGINX documentation for more on password files. HTPASSWD

GitHub-specific OAuth 2.0 authentication flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
--github-url GitHub base URL. Default is https://github.com. Required if using GitHub Enterprise GH_URL
-i --github-client-id GitHub client ID value for OAuth 2.0 support GH_CLIENT_ID
-s --github-client-secret GitHub client secret value for OAuth 2.0 support GH_CLIENT_SECRET
-o --github-organization Restricts authorization to users from specified GitHub organizations. To add more than one organization, add multiple flags. Optional. GH_ORGS

Google-specific OAuth 2.0 authentication flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
--google-client-id Google client ID value for OAuth 2.0 support GOOGLE_CLIENT_ID
--google-client-secret Google client secret value for OAuth 2.0 support GOOGLE_CLIENT_SECRET
--google-domains Restricts authorization to users from specified Google email domain. To add more than one domain, add multiple flags. Optional. GOOGLE_DOMAINS

Auth0-specific OAuth 2.0 authentication flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
--auth0-domain Subdomain of your Auth0 client. Available on the configuration page for your Auth0 client. AUTH0_DOMAIN
--auth0-client-id Auth0 client ID value for OAuth 2.0 support AUTH0_CLIENT_ID
--auth0-client-secret Auth0 client secret value for OAuth 2.0 support AUTH0_CLIENT_SECRET
--auth0-organizations Restricts authorization to users specified Auth0 organization. To add more than one organization, add multiple flags. Optional. Organizations are set using an organization key in the user’s app_metadata. AUTH0_ORGS

Heroku-specific OAuth 2.0 authentication flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
--heroku-client-id Heroku client ID value for OAuth 2.0 support HEROKU_CLIENT_ID
--heroku-secret Heroku secret for OAuth 2.0 support HEROKU_SECRET
--heroku-organization Restricts authorization to users from specified Heroku organization. To add more than one organization, add multiple flags. Optional. HEROKU_ORGS

Generic OAuth 2.0 authentication flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
--generic-name Generic OAuth 2.0 name presented on the login page GENERIC_NAME
--generic-client-id Generic OAuth 2.0 client ID value. Can be used for a custom OAuth 2.0 service. GENERIC_CLIENT_ID
--generic-client-secret Generic OAuth 2.0 client secret value GENERIC_CLIENT_SECRET
--generic-scopes Scopes requested by provider of web client GENERIC_SCOPES
--generic-domains Email domain required for user email addresses GENERIC_DOMAINS
--generic-auth-url Authorization endpoint URL for the OAuth 2.0 provider GENERIC_AUTH_URL
--generic-token-url Token endpoint URL for the OAuth 2.0 provider GENERIC_TOKEN_URL
--generic-api-url URL that returns OpenID UserInfo-compatible information GENERIC_API_URL
--oauth-no-pkce Disable OAuth PKCE OAUTH_NO_PKCE

etcd flags

Flag Description Env. Variable
-e --etcd-endpoints etcd endpoint URL (include multiple flags for multiple endpoints) ETCD_ENDPOINTS
--etcd-username etcd username ETCD_USERNAME
--etcd-password etcd password ETCD_PASSWORD
--etcd-dial-timeout Total time to wait before timing out while connecting to etcd endpoints (0 means no timeout, default: -1s) ETCD_DIAL_TIMEOUT
--etcd-request-timeout Total time to wait before timing out the etcd view or update (0 means no timeout, default: -1s) ETCD_REQUEST_TIMEOUT
--etcd-cert Path to PEM-encoded TLS public key certificate for use with TLS ETCD_CERTIFICATE
--etcd-key Path to private key associated with given certificate for use with TLS ETCD_PRIVATE_KEY
--etcd-root-ca Path to root CA certificate for TLS verification ETCD-ROOT-CA

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