Tells you who you are logged in as. Use `--provenance` to debug where your credentials are being used from


ionosctl config whoami [flags]


For config command:



This command will tell you the email of the user you are logged in as. You can use '--provenance' flag to see which of these sources are being used. Note that If authentication fails, this flag is set by default. If using a token, it will use the JWT's claims payload to find out your user UUID, then use the Users API on that UUID to find out your e-mail address. If no token is present, the command will fall back to using the username and password for authentication.

AUTHENTICATION ORDER ionosctl uses a layered approach for authentication, prioritizing sources in this order:

  1. Global flags

  2. Environment variables

  3. Config file entries Within each layer, a token takes precedence over a username and password combination. For instance, if a token and a username/password pair are both defined in environment variables, ionosctl will prioritize the token. However, higher layers can override the use of a token from a lower layer. For example, username and password environment variables will supersede a token found in the config file.


  -u, --api-url string   Override default host url (default "https://api.ionos.com")
  -c, --config string    Configuration file used for authentication (default "$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/ionosctl/config.json")
  -f, --force            Force command to execute without user input
  -h, --help             Print usage
      --no-headers       Don't print table headers when table output is used
  -o, --output string    Desired output format [text|json|api-json] (default "text")
  -p, --provenance       If set, the command prints the layers of authentication sources, their order of priority, and which one was used. It also tells you if a token or username and password are being used for authentication.
  -q, --quiet            Quiet output
  -v, --verbose          Print step-by-step process when running command


ionosctl cfg whoami
ionosctl cfg whoami --provenance

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