influx CLI release notes



  • Upgrade to Go 1.21.9.


Bug fixes

  • Disable password length checks to allow InfluxDB to validate passwords.
  • Handle line protocol line-wrapping with --skipRowOnError.


Bug fixes

  • Correct packaging for RPM and Windows ZIPs.
  • Properly handle multiple cookies with --username-password flag.


  • Upgrade go to 1.20.3.



  • Add new replication field to better show queue synchronization progress.

Bug fixes

  • Update the API for deleting secrets so influx secret delete command works correctly.
  • Fix typo in alias of bucket update command.


  • Use fpm for packaging.
  • Update openapi.
  • Upgrade go releaser to v1.13.1.
  • Upgrade go to 1.19.6.
  • Bump sys to v0.6.0 to support riscv.


  • Internal code cleanup.


Bug fixes

  • When using influx task create to create a new task, only override the every task option defined in the Flux script when the -e,--every flag is provided.
  • Properly clear the terminal when exiting an InfluxQL shell.


  • Upgrade Go to 1.19.4.
  • Update to openapi 5.1.1 to enable arm builds.



  • Add the --username-password flag to influx config set. Include username:password after this flag to ensure a session is automatically authenticated for the config. Include username (without password) to prompt for a password before creating the session.


  • Upgrade to Go 1.19.
  • Fix Go version in go.mod.

Bug fixes

  • Fix to allow influx auth create to successfully create an API token without error.
  • Fix stack error typo.
  • Fix an error where stdin could not be used to create tasks.
  • Update data_type to dataType to ensure CSV files are successfully uploaded.
  • Fix to let you create a remote connection for InfluxDB 1.x without requiring a remote org ID (remoteOrgID). Add warning that remoteOrgID is required for InfluxDB Cloud and InfluxDB OSS, but not required for InfluxDB 1.x (OSS or Enterprise).




  • Upgrade to Go 1.18.3

Bug fixes

  • No longer scope user and organizations permissions to an individual organization.
  • Properly handle API tokens starting with a hyphen (-) passed to the CLI without =.
  • Mutually exclude organization names and organization IDs to eliminate confusion on which to use and whether or not environment variables are overriding command flags.



  • Add influx remote command.
  • Add influx replication command.
  • Enhanced error messaging for InfluxDB and OSS specific commands.
  • Add api/v2/config endpoint to display the runtime configuration (for example, when you run influxd print-config). This endpoint lets you review runtime configuration while the instance is live.

Bug fixes

  • Auth create command supports multiple buckets.
  • Use influx-debug-id header for tracing.
  • Duration parser shows duration missing units on error.
  • Template apply uses improved diff checking.
  • Fix error applying -e jsonnet template.


This release includes two new bug fixes.

Bug fixes

  • Improve error messages for unknown subcommands (Error: command “…” not recognized.) by describing how to run ./influx --help to see a list of valid commands. Thanks @slai!

  • Ensure org members remove API calls successfully remove a member from an organization by fixing accidental swap of orgID and userID. Thanks @geek981108!


This release includes three new features and bug fixes.


This release makes it easier to create API tokens with the influx CLI, adds support for viewing more than 20 buckets using influx bucket list, and adds a shorthand flag for bucket (-b) to influx delete.

Create an Operator token in the influx CLI

Add the ability to use the influx CLI to create an Operator token with read and write permissions to all resources in all organizations available in InfluxDB. (Note, this is the same permissions generated for the initial token created by influx setup or influxd upgrade.)

Create an All Access token in the influx CLI

Add the ability to use the influx CLI to create an All Access API token with read and write permissions to all resources in an organization.

View more buckets in the influx CLI

Update influx bucket list with pagination to support displaying more than 20 buckets. By default, buckets are fetched in batches of 20; set --page-size to override this default value. You may also limit the total number of buckets to display with --limit (by default, there’s no limit).

New bucket shorthand for influx delete

Add the shorthand flag -b for --bucket to influx delete.

Bug fixes

  • Detect and warn when the Operator token is changed using influx restore (either setting a new --active config or updating the INFLUX_TOKEN variable).
  • Set newly-created connection configuration as active in influx setup.
  • Embed timezone data into Windows builds to avoid errors.


Go version

Upgrade to Go 1.17.

Bug fixes

  • Fix shell completion for top-level influx commands.
  • Make global --http-debug flag visible in help text.
  • Don’t set empty strings for IDs in permission resources.
  • Detect and error out on incorrect positional arguments.
  • Respect value of --host flag when writing CLI configs in setup.


New repository

This is the initial release of the influx CLI from the influxdata/influx-cli GitHub repository.

Breaking changes

influx write skip-header parsing

To simplify the CLI parser, the write command no longer supports --skipHeader as short-hand for --skipHeader 1.

Stricter input validation for influx template commands

The apply, export, and stacks commands now raise errors when CLI options fail to parse instead of silently discarding bad inputs. This change was made to help users debug when their commands fail to execute as expected.

Server-side template summarization and validation

The template and template validate commands now use an API request to the server to perform their logic, instead of performing the work on the client-side. Offline summarization and validation is no longer supported. This change was made to avoid significant code duplication between influxdb and influx CLI, and to allow server-side template logic to evolve without requiring coordinated CLI changes.

influx stacks --json output conventions

The output of influx stacks --json previously used an UpperCamelCase naming convention for most keys. The command now uses lowerCamelCase consistently for all objects keys, matching the schema returned by the API.


  • Add global --http-debug flag to all influx commands to help inspect communication with InfluxDB servers.
  • Update bucket create to allow setting a schema type.
  • Update bucket list to display schema types.
  • Bind --skip-verify flag to the INFLUX_SKIP_VERIFY environment variable.
  • (InfluxDB Cloud only) Add [`buck
  • (InfluxDB OSS only) Updates to backup and restore:
    • Reimplement backup to support downloading embedded SQL store from InfluxDB 2.0 or later.
    • Add --compression flag to support gzip compression of downloaded files.
    • Reimplement restore to support uploading embedded SQL store from InfluxDB v2.1.x.
  • (InfluxDB OSS only) Add --password flag to user password command to allow bypassing interactive prompt.

Bug fixes

  • Fix interactive password collection and color rendering in PowerShell.
  • org members list no longer hangs on organizations with more than 10 members.
  • Detect and warn when inputs to write contain standalone CR characters.
  • dashboards command now accepts --org flag, or falls back to default org in config.
  • Return a consistent error when responses fail to decode, including hints for OSS-only and Cloud-only commands.

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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: