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Command: login

The tofu login command can be used to automatically obtain and save an API token for any host that offers OpenTofu-compatible services.


Usage: tofu login [hostname]

Credentials Storage

By default, OpenTofu will obtain an API token and save it in plain text in a local CLI configuration file called credentials.tfrc.json. When you run tofu login, it will explain specifically where it intends to save the API token and give you a chance to cancel if the current configuration is not as desired.

If you don't wish to store your API token in the default location, you can optionally configure a credentials helper program which knows how to store and later retrieve credentials in some other system, such as your organization's existing secrets management system.

Login Server Support

The tofu login command works with any server supporting the login protocol.