Error in Configuration InfluxDB

When trying to create a database name or users, I received an error message indicating unable to parse authenication credentials . Warning. It is possible this error is due to not setting a database. I am using Linux Redhat as the operation system.

Please see below for the error message.
[root@BLMOTPDQLIKMN01 bin]# influx
Connected to http://localhost:8086 version 1.8.1
InfluxDB shell version: 1.8.1

CREATE DATABASE internal
ERR: unable to parse authentication credentials
Warning: It is possible this error is due to not setting a database.
Please set a database with the command "use ".
CREATE DATABASEs internal
ERR: unable to parse authentication credentials
Warning: It is possible this error is due to not setting a database.
Please set a database with the command "use ".

This usually just means you need to authenticate, you can run the auth command to do this in the CLI or with the -username and -password options to the influx command:

$ influx
Connected to http://localhost:8086 version 1.7.9
InfluxDB shell version: 1.7.9
> auth
username: dbn
password: