Anypoint CLI 3.x

Anypoint Platform provides a scripting and command-line tool for both Anypoint Platform and Anypoint Platform Private Cloud Edition (Anypoint Platform PCE). The command-line interface (CLI) supports both the interactive shell and standard CLI modes and works with:


  • Download and install NodeJS and npm (node package manager) on your system.

  • Download and install the Git version management on your system.


Depending on the configuration of your system, you might need to run these commands using administrator credentials.

$ npm install -g anypoint-cli@latest


You can configure Anypoint CLI authentication with username and password, client ID and client secret, or a bearer token. At least one method is required.

As a part of Multi-factor authentication (MFA) enablement for all users, starting October 2022, the only way to use Anypoint CLI will be through Connected Apps.

Username and Password

If you don’t log in using single sign-on (SSO), you can use your username and password to log into the CLI directly.

Parameter Description


Your Anypoint Platform username

You can also pass this value using the environment variable export ANYPOINT_USERNAME=<name>.


Your Anypoint Platform password

You can also pass this value using the environment variable export ANYPOINT_PASSWORD=<pwd>.

For information about logging in using SSO, see About Identity Management.

Client ID and Client Secret

You can configure a Connected App with the client_credentials grant type to use with the CLI.

Parameter Description


The ID of the Connected App

You can also pass this value using the environment variable export ANYPOINT_CLIENT_ID=<client_id>.


The client secret of the Connected App

You can also pass this value using the environment variable export ANYPOINT_CLIENT_SECRET=<client_secret>.

For more information about Connected Apps, see Connected Apps.

Bearer Token

If you have already generated a bearer token, you can pass it to the CLI directly. When you provide a bearer token, the CLI ignores any provided user or client credentials.

Parameter Description


A bearer token for the Anypoint Platform

Your CLI session expires when the bearer token expires.

For information about generating a bearer token, see How to generate your Authorization Bearer token for Anypoint Platform.

Optional Arguments

The Anypoint CLI takes the following optional arguments:

Parameter Description


Your organization within Anypoint Platform

You can also pass this value using the environment variable export ANYPOINT_ORG=<name>.


Your Anypoint Platform environment

You can also pass this value using the environment variable export ANYPOINT_ENV=<name>.


The host of your Anypoint Platform Installation
By default, this value points to anypoint.mulesoft.com.

  • If you are using Anypoint Platform PCE, pass the address where you are hosting the platform.

  • If you are using Anypoint Platform EU Cloud, pass your EU control plane address.

You can also pass this value using a dedicated environment variable ANYPOINT_HOST=<name>.


Keep the following in mind while using the Anypoint CLI:

  1. Environment variables override credentials file parameters and command-line parameters override environment variables.
    If you don’t pass a command-line parameter, the default profile properties are used.

  2. If not specified, the default environment is production.

  3. Your Anypoint session expires based on the Default session timeout configured in your Master Organization settings.

    For information about Master Organization settings, see Manage Root Organization Settings.

  4. The Anypoint CLI works with autocomplete.

    You can start typing the name of the command or parameter and press Tab for autocomplete or press Tab+Tab for a list of options.

Credentials File

The recommended way of passing these options to your Anypoint Platform CLI installation is using the credentials file located inside the ~/.anypoint directory, which is not automatically created during installation. Follow these steps to create your credentials file:

  1. Create a directory called .anypoint in the ~/ directory for Linux and OSx, or C:\Users\USERNAME \ in Windows.

  2. Navigate to your .anypoint directory and create a blank file named credentials with the following structure:

     "default": {
      "username": "yourAnypointUserName",
      "password": "yourAnypointPassword",
      "organization": "",
      "environment": "",
      "host": ""
     "otherProfile": {
      "username": "",
      "password": "",
      "organization": "",
      "environment": "",
      "host": ""
     "connAppProfile": {
      "client_id": "",
      "client_secret": "",
      "organization": "",
      "environment": "",
      "host": ""

    Note that the default profile is used unless the ANYPOINT_PROFILE environment variable is set:

    > export ANYPOINT_PROFILE="otherProfile"
    > anypoint-cli

Then run the anypoint-cli command without any options:

> anypoint-cli

Dedicated Environment Variables

If you choose to pass the credentials when running anypoint-cli, pass both parameters as environment variables: ANYPOINT_USERNAME and ANYPOINT_PASSWORD.

> export ANYPOINT_USERNAME="username"
> export ANYPOINT_PASSWORD="password"
> anypoint-cli

CLI Options

If you pass only your username, the Anypoint CLI prompts for your password.

> anypoint-cli --username="user"
Password: ****

Pass Commands

After setting up a proper way to access Anypoint Platform from the CLI, you can start passing commands.
See Anypoint Platform CLI 3.x List of Commands for instructions on how to use them.

Use Anypoint CLI Through a Network Proxy

To use the Anypoint CLI through a proxy server, configure the HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY environment variables with the hostname or IP addresses of your proxy servers.

Depending on your operating system, use the following commands:

  • Linux, macOS, or Unix

    $ export HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy-server:80

    $ export HTTPS_PROXY=https://proxy-server:443

  • Windows

    > set HTTP_PROXY=http://proxy-server:80

    > set HTTPS_PROXY=https//proxy-server:443

If the proxy server requires authentication, use these commands:

  • Linux, macOS, or Unix

    $ export HTTP_PROXY=http://username:password@proxy-server:80

    $ export HTTPS_PROXY=https://username:password@proxy-server:443

  • Windows

    > set HTTP_PROXY=http://username:password@proxy-server:80

    > set HTTPS_PROXY=https://username:password@proxy-server:443


  • To improve the Anypoint CLI experience, we gather anonymized usage data. You can opt out by setting collectMetrics to false in the credentials file.

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