In order to use the command-line tool, you will need to authenticate yourself to the Civo API using a special key. You can find an automatically-generated API key or regenerate a new key at

Adding a current API Key to your account

You can add the API Key to the CLI tool through the API Keys command. civo apikey add apikey_name apikey such as:

$ civo apikey add Demo_Test_Key DAb75oyqVeaE7BI6Aa74FaRSP0E2tMZXkDWLC9wNQdcpGfH51r
  Saved the API Key Demo_Test_Key as DAb75oyqVeaE7BI6Aa74FaRSP0E2tMZXkDWLC9wNQdcpGfH51r

As you can have multiple API keys stored to handle multiple accounts, you will need to tell which key the tool should use to authenticate with civo apikey current [apikey_name]. This sets your chosen API key as the default key to use for any subsequent commands:

$ civo apikey current Demo_Test_Key
  Set the default API Key to be Demo_Test_Key

Managing and listing API keys

You can list all stored API keys in your configuration by invoking civo apikey list or remove one by name by using civo apikey remove apikey_name.

To see the secret key you can use civo apikey show which will show only the default key, to see others just use civo apikey show NAME

civo apikey list
| Name         | Default |
| my_username  | <=====  |
civo apikey show my_username
| Name        | Key        |
| my_username | secret_key |