oc-login man page

oc login — Log in to a server


oc login [Options]


Log in to your server and save login for subsequent use

First-time users of the client should run this command to connect to a server, establish an authenticated session, and save connection to the configuration file. The default configuration will be saved to your home directory under ".kube/config".

The information required to login -- like username and password, a session token, or the server details -- can be provided through flags. If not provided, the command will prompt for user input as needed.


-p, --password=""
Password, will prompt if not provided
-u, --username=""
Username, will prompt if not provided

Options Inherited from Parent Commands

DEPRECATED: The API version to use when talking to the server

Username to impersonate for the operation.

Path to a cert. file for the certificate authority.

Path to a client certificate file for TLS.

Path to a client key file for TLS.

The name of the kubeconfig cluster to use

Path to the config file to use for CLI requests.

The name of the kubeconfig context to use

The Google Cloud Platform Service Account JSON Key to use for authentication.

If true, the server's certificate will not be checked for validity. This will make your HTTPS connections insecure.

Maximum number of seconds between log flushes

Require server version to match client version

-n, --namespace=""
If present, the namespace scope for this CLI request.

The address and port of the Kubernetes API server

Bearer token for authentication to the API server.

The name of the kubeconfig user to use


# Log in interactively
oc login

# Log in to the given server with the given certificate authority file
oc login localhost:8443 --certificate-authority=/path/to/cert.crt

# Log in to the given server with the given credentials (will not prompt interactively)
oc login localhost:8443 --username=myuser --password=mypass

See Also



June 2016, Ported from the Kubernetes man-doc generator

Referenced By


Openshift CLI User Manuals Openshift June 2016