Token Auth Method
token auth method is built-in and automatically available at
allows users to authenticate using a token, as well to create new tokens, revoke
secrets by token, and more.
When any other auth method returns an identity, Vault core invokes the token method to create a new unique token for that identity.
The token store can also be used to bypass any other auth method: you can create tokens directly, as well as perform a variety of other operations on tokens such as renewal and revocation.
Please see the token concepts page dedicated to tokens.
Via the CLI
$ vault login token=<token>
Via the API
The token is set directly as a header for the HTTP API. The header should be
X-Vault-Token: <token> or
Authorization: Bearer <token>.
The Token auth method has a full HTTP API. Please see the Token auth method API for more details.