ACL Tokens HTTP API

The /acl/bootstrap, /acl/tokens, and /acl/token/ endpoints are used to manage ACL tokens. For more details about ACLs, please see the ACL Guide.

Bootstrap Token

This endpoint is used to bootstrap the ACL system and provide the initial management token. This request is always forwarded to the authoritative region. It can only be invoked once until a bootstrap reset is performed.

MethodPathProduces
POST/acl/bootstrapapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOnone

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request POST \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/acl/bootstrap

Sample Response

{
  "AccessorID": "b780e702-98ce-521f-2e5f-c6b87de05b24",
  "SecretID": "3f4a0fcd-7c42-773c-25db-2d31ba0c05fe",
  "Name": "Bootstrap Token",
  "Type": "management",
  "Policies": null,
  "Global": true,
  "CreateTime": "2017-08-23T22:47:14.695408057Z",
  "CreateIndex": 7,
  "ModifyIndex": 7
}

List Tokens

This endpoint lists all ACL tokens. This lists the local tokens and the global tokens which have been replicated to the region, and may lag behind the authoritative region.

MethodPathProduces
GET/acl/tokensapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesACL Required
YESallmanagement

Parameters

  • prefix (string: "") - Specifies a string to filter ACL tokens based on an accessor ID prefix. Because the value is decoded to bytes, the prefix must have an even number of hexadecimal characters (0-9a-f). This is specified as a query string parameter.

Sample Request

$ curl \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/acl/tokens
$ curl \
    --request POST \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/acl/tokens?prefix=3da2ed52

Sample Response

[
  {
    "AccessorID": "b780e702-98ce-521f-2e5f-c6b87de05b24",
    "Name": "Bootstrap Token",
    "Type": "management",
    "Policies": null,
    "Global": true,
    "CreateTime": "2017-08-23T22:47:14.695408057Z",
    "CreateIndex": 7,
    "ModifyIndex": 7
  }
]

Create Token

This endpoint creates an ACL Token. If the token is a global token, the request is forwarded to the authoritative region.

MethodPathProduces
POST/acl/tokenapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOmanagement

Parameters

  • Name (string: <optional>) - Specifies the human readable name of the token.

  • Type (string: <required>) - Specifies the type of token. Must be either client or management.

  • Policies (array<string>: <required>) - Must be null or blank for management type tokens, otherwise must specify at least one policy for client type tokens.

  • Global (bool: <optional>) - If true, indicates this token should be replicated globally to all regions. Otherwise, this token is created local to the target region.

Sample Payload

{
  "Name": "Readonly token",
  "Type": "client",
  "Policies": ["readonly"],
  "Global": false
}

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/acl/token

Sample Response

{
  "AccessorID": "aa534e09-6a07-0a45-2295-a7f77063d429",
  "SecretID": "8176afd3-772d-0b71-8f85-7fa5d903e9d4",
  "Name": "Readonly token",
  "Type": "client",
  "Policies": ["readonly"],
  "Global": false,
  "CreateTime": "2017-08-23T23:25:41.429154233Z",
  "CreateIndex": 52,
  "ModifyIndex": 52
}

Update Token

This endpoint updates an existing ACL Token. If the token is a global token, the request is forwarded to the authoritative region. Note that a token cannot be switched from global to local or visa versa.

MethodPathProduces
POST/acl/token/:accessor_idapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOmanagement

Parameters

  • AccessorID (string: <required>) - Specifies the token (by accessor) that is being updated. Must match payload body and request path.

  • Name (string: <optional>) - Specifies the human readable name of the token.

  • Type (string: <required>) - Specifies the type of token. Must be either client or management.

  • Policies (array<string>: <required>) - Must be null or blank for management type tokens, otherwise must specify at least one policy for client type tokens.

Sample Payload

{
  "AccessorID": "aa534e09-6a07-0a45-2295-a7f77063d429",
  "Name": "Read-write token",
  "Type": "client",
  "Policies": ["readwrite"]
}

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/acl/token/aa534e09-6a07-0a45-2295-a7f77063d429

Sample Response

{
  "AccessorID": "aa534e09-6a07-0a45-2295-a7f77063d429",
  "SecretID": "8176afd3-772d-0b71-8f85-7fa5d903e9d4",
  "Name": "Read-write token",
  "Type": "client",
  "Policies": ["readwrite"],
  "Global": false,
  "CreateTime": "2017-08-23T23:25:41.429154233Z",
  "CreateIndex": 52,
  "ModifyIndex": 64
}

Read Token

This endpoint reads an ACL token with the given accessor. If the token is a global token which has been replicated to the region it may lag behind the authoritative region.

MethodPathProduces
GET/acl/token/:accessor_idapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesACL Required
YESallmanagement or a SecretID matching the AccessorID

Sample Request

$ curl \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/acl/token/aa534e09-6a07-0a45-2295-a7f77063d429

Sample Response

{
  "AccessorID": "aa534e09-6a07-0a45-2295-a7f77063d429",
  "SecretID": "8176afd3-772d-0b71-8f85-7fa5d903e9d4",
  "Name": "Read-write token",
  "Type": "client",
  "Policies": ["readwrite"],
  "Global": false,
  "CreateTime": "2017-08-23T23:25:41.429154233Z",
  "CreateIndex": 52,
  "ModifyIndex": 64
}

Read Self Token

This endpoint reads the ACL token given by the passed SecretID. If the token is a global token which has been replicated to the region it may lag behind the authoritative region.

MethodPathProduces
GET/acl/token/selfapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesACL Required
YESallAny valid ACL token

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Nomad-Token: 8176afd3-772d-0b71-8f85-7fa5d903e9d4" \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/acl/token/self

Sample Response

{
  "AccessorID": "aa534e09-6a07-0a45-2295-a7f77063d429",
  "SecretID": "8176afd3-772d-0b71-8f85-7fa5d903e9d4",
  "Name": "Read-write token",
  "Type": "client",
  "Policies": ["readwrite"],
  "Global": false,
  "CreateTime": "2017-08-23T23:25:41.429154233Z",
  "CreateIndex": 52,
  "ModifyIndex": 64
}

Delete Token

This endpoint deletes the ACL token by accessor. This request is forwarded to the authoritative region for global tokens.

MethodPathProduces
DELETE/acl/token/:accessor_id(empty body)

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesACL Required
NOmanagement

Parameters

  • accessor_id (string: <required>) - Specifies the ACL token accessor ID.

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --request DELETE \
    https://localhost:4646/v1/acl/token/aa534e09-6a07-0a45-2295-a7f77063d429