Import existing tokens


I have an influxdb setup with existing tokens.
I would like to move the influx server (a complete replace) but do not want to re-distribute new tokens.
Is it possible to create tokens in influxdb with a specified token value.
I have a list of all tokens, their roles and tags in a csv file so is there is a way to create a token with a specified value via the API doing this will be trivial for me.

Any suggestions on how to do this would be very helpful.

You could move the entire db with all the data. But it seems you don’t want to copy/move all the data.
You can recreate new authorizations with an existing token in a serveral ways:

Hi @VlastaHajek

Thanks for your response.

I use this command to make a new influxdb token (for my telegraf client which can write to a single bucket)

curl --header "Authorization: Token ${TOKEN}" -X POST --data '{ "status": "active", "description": "description", "orgID": "ORG_ID", "userID": "USER_ID", "permissions": [ { "action": "write", "resource": { "type": "buckets", "id": "BUCKET_ID", "orgID": "ORG_ID", "org": "ORG_NAME" } } ] }'

${TOKEN} ins an environment variable which is the token main user on the influxdb server.
This command outputs a JSON document with a new (randomised) token in the .token path

If my client already has a token with value TTT configured can I make a token in influxdb with value TTT?
I can`t see any api documentation allowing me to specify the token’s value.
Is there something I can add to my josn?


According to the server swagger it should be sufficient to add token field to JSON

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Hi @VlastaHajek

Here is the API call I am making to import the token (with output)

root@ip-172-31-66-227:~# curl --header "Authorization: Token ${TOKEN}" \
> \
>     -X POST --data '{
>   "status": "active",
>   "description": "test",
>   "orgID": "0dfc83f08cce3744",
>   "userID": "065d00dcf06ee000",
>   "permissions": [
>     {
>       "action": "write",
>       "resource": {
>         "type": "buckets",
>         "id": "1af80950e84517ad",
>         "orgID": "0dfc83f08cce3744",
>         "org": "influx"
>       }
>     }
>   ]
> }' | jq
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   944  100   586  100   358   143k  89500 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--  230k
  "id": "065d0e3668ad4000",
  "token": "RE0FQR2LnuT0qh9ODwCwBmjGUTAaHVcVxabRM-QDFrhypXVO98qXDKgRTjwOUO7ugT2-CdK0GXy8QYrwCpoWvQ==",
  "status": "active",
  "description": "test",
  "orgID": "0dfc83f08cce3744",
  "org": "influx",
  "userID": "065d00dcf06ee000",
  "user": "influx",
  "permissions": [
      "action": "write",
      "resource": {
        "type": "buckets",
        "id": "1af80950e84517ad",
        "orgID": "0dfc83f08cce3744",
        "name": "influx",
        "org": "influx"
  "links": {
    "self": "/api/v2/authorizations/065d0e3668ad4000",
    "user": "/api/v2/users/065d00dcf06ee000"
  "createdAt": "2020-09-25T07:47:45.186188858Z",
  "updatedAt": "2020-09-25T07:47:45.186188858Z"

I pass TOKENTOKENTOKENTOKEN as the input and get a new token created RE0FQR2LnuT0qh9ODwCwBmjGUTAaHVcVxabRM-QDFrhypXVO98qXDKgRTjwOUO7ugT2-CdK0GXy8QYrwCpoWvQ==

Any ideas would be really helpful.

I’m sorry, I had misled you. I thought this should work, but looking at the server sources the token is not copied from the request.
Feel free to create an issue for this.