How to Manage chainctl Configuration

The Chainguard command line interface (CLI) tool, chainctl, will help you interact with the account model that Chainguard provides, and enable you to make queries into what’s available to you on the Chainguard platform.

chainctl config CLI

chainctl has a config you can manage, chainctl config -h will show you all the options.

chainctl config -h

You’ll receive output like the following.

Local config file commands for chainctl.

  chainctl config [command]

Available Commands:
  edit        Edit the current chainctl config file.
  reset       Remove local chainctl config files and restore defaults.
  save        Save the current chainctl config to a config file.
  set         Set an individual configuration value property.
  unset       Unset a configuration property and return it to default.
  validate    Run diagnostics on local config.
  view        View the current chainctl config.

  -h, --help   help for config

Global Flags:
      --api string                   The url of the Chainguard platform API. (default "")
      --audience string              The Chainguard token audience to request. (default "")
      --config string                A specific chainctl config file.
      --console string               The url of the Chainguard platform Console. (default "")
      --issuer string                The url of the Chainguard STS endpoint. (default "")
  -o, --output string                Output format. One of: ["", "json", "id", "table", "terse", "tree", "wide"]
      --timestamp-authority string   The url of the Chainguard Timestamp Authority endpoint. (default "")
  -v, --v int                        Set the log verbosity level.

Use "chainctl config [command] --help" for more information about a command.

The default chainctl config is similar to the following.

Base Config file: none
    active-within: 24h0m0s
      fail: '#ff0000'
      pass: '#00ff00'
      warn: '#ffa500'
      notable: []

The full documentation for the chainctl config command is available on the relevant reference page.

Edit chainctl config

You can edit the chainctl config directly with an editor. The following command will open a text editor (nano, by default) where you can edit the local chainctl config.

chainctl config edit

Alternatively, you can update one attribute at a time with the set option, as demonstrated in the next command.

chainctl config set platform.api=

You can review the chainctl config set options on the relevant docs page.

Reset the configuration

If you run into issues with your chainctl configuration, you can use the below command to reset it to the default state.

chainctl config reset

You can review all the available chainctl commands on our chainctl reference documentation.

Last updated: 2023-12-07 05:56