ccloud api-key store


Use this command to register an API secret created by another process and store it locally.

When you create an API key with the CLI, it is automatically stored locally. However, when you create an API key using the UI, API, or with the CLI on another machine, the secret is not available for CLI use until you “store” it. This is because secrets are irretrievable after creation.

You must have an API secret stored locally for certain CLI commands to work. For example, the Kafka topic consume and produce commands require an API secret.

There are five ways to pass the secret: 1. api-key store <key> <secret>. 2. api-key store; you will be prompted for both API key and secret. 3. api-key store <key>; you will be prompted for API secret. 4. api-key store <key> -; for piping API secret. 5. api-key store <key> @<filepath>.

ccloud api-key store <apikey> <secret> [flags]


    --resource string   REQUIRED: The resource ID.
-f, --force             Force overwrite existing secret for this key.

Global Flags

-h, --help            Show help for this command.
-v, --verbose count   Increase verbosity (-v for warn, -vv for info, -vvv for debug, -vvvv for trace).

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