Create an organization

Use the InfluxDB user interface (UI) or the influx command line interface (CLI) to create an organization.

Organization and bucket limits

A single InfluxDB 2.7 OSS instance supports approximately 20 buckets actively being written to or queried across all organizations depending on the use case. Any more than that can adversely affect performance. Because each organization is created with a bucket, we do not recommend more than 20 organizations in a single InfluxDB OSS instance.

Create an organization in the InfluxDB UI

  1. In the navigation menu on the left, click the Account dropdown.

  2. Select Create Organization.

  3. In the window that appears, enter an Organization Name and Bucket Name and click Create.

Create an organization using the influx CLI

Use the influx org create command to create a new organization. Provide the following:

  • An operator token using your influx CLI connection configuration, INFLUX_TOKEN environment variable, or the --token, -t flag.
  • A name for the organization with the --name, -n flag.
  • Optional: A description of the organization with the --description, -d flag.
influx org create \
--description "

Replace the following:

  • ORG_NAME: The name of the organization to create
  • ORG_DESCRIPTION: A description of the organization

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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: