Manage tokens

Limited availability

InfluxDB Clustered is currently only available to a limited group of InfluxData customers. If interested in being part of the limited access group, please contact the InfluxData Sales team.

InfluxDB uses token authentication to authorize access to data in your InfluxDB cluster. There are two types of tokens:

Database tokens

Database tokens grant read and write permissions to one or more databases and allows for actions like writing and querying data.

All read and write actions performed against time series data in your InfluxDB cluster must be authorized using a token.

Management tokens

Management tokens grant permission to perform administrative actions such as managing users, databases, and database tokens. Management tokens allow clients, such as the influxctl CLI, to perform administrative actions.

Store secure tokens in a secret store

Token strings are returned only on token creation. We recommend storing database tokens in a secure secret store. For example, see how to authenticate Telegraf using tokens in your OS secret store.

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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: