Change CLI configuration

The CLI configuration contains the information required to communicate with the akamas server. It can be easily created and updated with a configuration wizard. This page describes the main options of the Akamas CLI and how to modify them. If your Akamas instance is installed with Kubernetes, ensure the UI service is configured correctly.

API Address

The CLI, as well as the UI, interacts with the akamas server via APIs. The apiAddress configuration contains the information required to communicate with the server.


The Akamas Server provides different listeners to interact with APIs:

  • an HTTP listener on port 80 under the path /akapi

  • an HTTP listener on port 8000

  • an HTTPS listener on port 443 under the path /akapi

  • an HTTPS listener on port 8443

Depending on your networking setup you can either use the listeners on ports 80 and 443 which are also used for the UI or directly interact with the API gateway on ports 8000 and 8443. If you are unsure about your network setup we suggest you start with the HTTPS listener on port 443.

For improved security, it is recommended to configure CLI communications with the Akamas Server over HTTPS. Notice that you need to have a valid certificate installed on your Akamas server (at least a self-signed one) to enable HTTPS communication between CLI and the Akamas Server.

Changing CLI protocol

The CLI can be configured either directly via the CLI itself or via the YAML configuration file akamasconf.

Using the CLI

Issue the following command to change the configuration of the Akamas CLI:

akamas init config

and then follow the wizard to provide the required CLI configuration:

  • enable HTTPS communications:

Api address [http://localhost:8000]: https://<akamas server dns name>:443/akapi
Workspace [default]: Workspace1
Login method (local, oauth2) [local]: local
Verify SSL: [True]: True
Is external certificate CA required? [y/N]: N
  • enable HTTP communications:

Api address [http://localhost:8000]: http://<akamas server DNS name>:80
Workspace [default]: Workspace1
Login method (local, oauth2) [local]: local

Please notice that by default Akamas CLI expects a valid SSL certificate. If you are using a self-signed certificate or a not valid one you can set the Verify SSL variable to false. This will mimic the behavior of accepting an invalid HTTPS certificate on your favorite browser.

Using the akamasconf file

Create a file and name it akamasconf to be located at the following locations:

  • Linux: ~/.akamas/akamasconf

  • Windows: C:\Users\<username>\.akamas (where C: is the drive where the OS is installed)

The file location can be customized by setting an $AKAMASCONF environment variable.

Here is an example akamasconf file provided as a sample:

apiAddress: http[s]://<akamas server dns name>:80[443]/akapi
verifySsl: [true|false]
workspace: default

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