This topic describes the differences between the current Confluent Cloud CLI and earlier versions.
Login and Configuration
To access your Confluent Cloud cluster, you must login using the ccloud login command. In earlier versions of the Confluent Cloud
CLI, the login was specified in the
.ccloud/config file and cluster access was controlled by using API keys. For more
information, see Tutorial: User Management in Confluent Cloud.
The Confluent Cloud configuration file is located at
~/.ccloud/config.json. This file is automatically created and updated
when you log in to Confluent Cloud. In earlier versions of the Confluent Cloud CLI, the configuration was stored in
This file is no longer used and can be deleted. For more information about how to login, see Quick Start for Apache Kafka using Confluent Cloud.
Directly editing the
~/.ccloud/config.json is not recommended and may cause the Confluent Cloud CLI to become