influx setup

Available with InfluxDB OSS 2.x only

The influx setup command initiates the setup process for InfluxDB OSS 2.x instances. The command does not work with InfluxDB Cloud.

The influx setup command walks through the initial InfluxDB OSS setup process, creating a default user, organization, and bucket.

The Operator token created in the InfluxDB setup process has full read and write access to all organizations in the database.


influx setup [flags]


Flag Description Data type Maps to ?
-c --active-config CLI configuration to use for command string
-b --bucket Primary bucket name string
--configs-path Path to influx CLI configurations (default ~/.influxdbv2/configs) string INFLUX_CONFIGS_PATH
-f --force Skip confirmation prompt
-h --help Help for the setup command
--host HTTP address of InfluxDB (default http://localhost:8086) string INFLUX_HOST
--http-debug Inspect communication with InfluxDB servers. string
-o --org Primary organization name string
-p --password Password for primary user string
-r --retention Duration bucket will retain data (0 is infinite, default is 0) duration
--skip-verify Skip TLS certificate verification INFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY
-t --token Token for admin user (auto-generated by default) string INFLUX_TOKEN
-u --username Primary username string

Valid --retention units are nanoseconds (ns), microseconds (us or µs), milliseconds (ms), seconds (s), minutes (m), hours (h), days (d), and weeks (w).


Start interactive InfluxDB setup
influx setup
Set up InfluxDB with all required information and skip confirmation
influx setup \
  --org example-org \
  --bucket example-bucket \
  --username example-user \
  --password ExAmPl3PA55W0rD \

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