401 Unauthorized" error problem when accessing InfluxDB with a valid access token


I am currently experiencing a problem when accessing InfluxDB with a valid access token. Every time I try to use commands such as influx org list, I get a "401 Unauthorized" error.

Here is an example of a command I tried and the error I received:

$ influx org list
Error: failed to list orgs: 401 Unauthorized: unauthorized access

I have already done the initial configuration successfully using the influx config command. I have verified that the ~/.influxdbv2/configs configuration file contains the correct information.

I am open to any suggestions or advice on how to solve this problem. Please let me know if you need more information to help me find a solution.

PS : influx config
Active Name URL Org

Thank you in advance for your help!


It is the problem with token. I think you have entered the wrong token. Enter the correct token in config creation and check


Thank you for your reply,

Here is what I am trying to launch:

influx config create --config-name Teams\
  --host-url http://localhost:8086
  --org My_Org_name\
  --token Token_Generated_Randomly\

but even after this command, I get the same error. And when I look in the cat ~/.influxdbv2/configs, the token part is filled.


Check the token in the config create and the token from where you have taken are both same version and matching. Then it will work. I also faced the same issue.



I assure you that the token is the right one, and despite that, it doesn’t work. I don’t understand why.


Hello, Did you get any resolution? I’m getting the same error when trying to setup Python.

I am having the same issue - brand new all access token for InfluxDB (IOx), but attempting to use the token in any capacity results in a 401 Unauthorized. I have tried using it with the influx cli, telegraf and grafana and cannot get it to work correctly.

Has anyone figured out this issue yet?

Hi everyone,

Unfortunately I don’t have an answer for you :frowning_face: I still haven’t been able to correct it.


Try the below syntax

influx config create --active \
  -n config-name \
  -u http://localhost:8086 \
  -t mySuP3rS3cr3tT0keN \
  -o example-org

It will work. Check the token also by refreshing it and match the tokens with UI and CLI

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Facing the same issue , I’m able to connect from my code but CLI keeps giving me an 401 Unauthorised access error. I have my token defined in a property file in my code but when I copy paste it to the command line it still fails. Influx is quite painful to use…