Reference - Authentication

API Routes

For a full reference to authentication routes and methods, see the Authentication section of the API reference.

CLI Commands


Users can obtain their API key by logging in with their username and password.

$ conjur authn login joe-tester
Please enter your password (it will not be echoed): ******
Logged in

Once the API key is obtained, it may be used to rapidly obtain authentication tokens, which are required to use most other Conjur services.


Once you are logged in, you can use the CLI to get an authentication token which is pre-formatted for use as an HTTP authorization header:

$ token=$(conjur authn authenticate -H)
$ curl -H "$token" http://conjur/resources/myaccount
  ... json output

If you omit the -H option, you get the token as JSON.


Once you are logged in, you can print your current logged-in identity with the command conjur authn whoami.

$ conjur authn whoami