Calicoctl Configuration Overview

The calicoctl command line tool needs to be configured with details of your datastore so that it can manage system configuration and resources.

Configuration may be specified either using a YAML or JSON input file, or through environment variables. Configuration is determined as follows:

  • if a configuration file is present, the file is read and that configuration is used, otherwise
  • if the environment variables are set, those are used, otherwise
  • a default etcdv2 endpoint at is assumed.

Calico currently supports the following datastores:

Calico supports, but does not require:

  • role based authentication using username and password
  • certificate and key authentication.

Configuring datastore access

For detailed information on configuring calicoctl, see the documentation for your chosen datastore.