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.

API Address

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

The Akamas Server provides two different listeners to interact with APIs:

  • a HTTP listener on port 8000

  • a HTTPS listener on port 8443

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) in order 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>:8443
Workpace [default]: Workspace1
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>:8000
Workspace [default]: Workspace1

Please notice that Verify SSL must be set to True only if you are using a valid certificate. If you are using a self-signed one, please set it to False. This will mimic the behavior of accepting a not valid HTTPS certificate on your favorite browser.

Using the akamasconf file

Create a file and name it akamasconf to be located in the following location:

  • 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>:8000[8443]
verifySsl: [true|false]
organization: akamas
workspace: default

The SSL certificate is only required if verifySsl is set to true. In this case the SSL certificate requires an external CA to be validated.

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