Create a user

Use the influx command line interface (CLI) to create a user.

Additional users cannot be created in the InfluxDB UI.

To create a new user, you must have an operator token. For more information, see how to create an operator token. Use the influx user create command and provide the following:

  • An operator token using your influx CLI connection configuration, INFLUX_TOKEN environment variable, or the --token, -t flag.
  • The organization name or ID to add the new user to.
  • A username for the new user with the --name, -n flag.
  • Optional: the --password, -p flag and a password for the user. If you don’t provide a password, the new user will be prompted to provide one.

Authentication credentials

The examples below assume your InfluxDB host, organization, and token are provided by either the active influx CLI configuration or by environment variables (INFLUX_HOST, INFLUX_ORG, and INFLUX_TOKEN). If you do not have a CLI configuration set up or the environment variables set, include these required credentials for each command with the following flags:

  • --host: InfluxDB host
  • -o, --org or --org-id: InfluxDB organization name or ID
  • -t, --token: InfluxDB API token
influx user create \

Replace the following:

  • ORG_NAME: The name of the organization to add the new user to
  • USER_NAME: The username of the new user
  • USER_PASSWORD: The password for the new user

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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: