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Configure (basic)

The CLI can be configured by using a toml file. By default the location of this file is ~/.config/pulp/cli.toml. However, this can be customized by using the --config option. Any settings supplied as options to a command will override these settings.

Example file:

base_url = ""
verify_ssl = false
format = "json"

Config Profiles

The CLI allows you to configure additional profiles at the same time. If you add a [cli-server1] section to your config, you can use that set of settings by specifying the --profile server1 on the pulp command line. This can be helpful if you need to use different usernames for certain actions, or if you need to interact with several different Pulp servers.

Generating a new configuration

To generate a new configuration:

pulp config create --base-url "http://localhost"
pulp config create -e  # with an editor (e.g. vim)
pulp config create -i  # interactive prompts

Validating the configuration

The easiest way to validate your config is to call a command that interacts with your Pulp server:

pulp status

To statically validate your config file (check that it exists, that it has not erroneous values, etc) use the validate command:

pulp config validate
pulp config validate --strict  # validates that all settings are present

Using netrc

If no user/pass is supplied either in the config file or as an option, then the CLI will attempt to use ~/.netrc. Here is a .netrc example for localhost:

machine localhost
login admin
password password

Tips for Katello Users

If you have a Katello environment and wish to use pulp-cli to connect to Pulp, you'll need to configure client certificate authentication in your ~/.config/pulp/cli.toml:

base_url = "https://<your FQDN>"
cert = "/etc/pki/katello/certs/pulp-client.crt"
key = "/etc/pki/katello/private/pulp-client.key"

Katello content-proxy servers do not possess the certificates required to communicate with Pulp; therefore you should install pulp-cli only on the primary server, and override the base_url setting on the command line when you need to connect to Pulp running on a content-proxy rather than Pulp on the primary Katello server: --base-url It can be helpful to use the --profile option here.

As Katello uses Pulp as a backend, all modifying actions in Pulp should be performed via Katello. Therefore you are also strongly encourged to set dry_run = true, to prevent accidentally calling into dangerous commands. This setting can in turn be overwritten on the command-line with the --force flag.