doctl kubernetes cluster kubeconfig save

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doctl kubernetes cluster kubeconfig save <cluster-id|cluster-name> [flags]




This command adds the credentials for the specified cluster to your local kubeconfig. After this, your kubectl installation can directly manage the specified cluster.


Option Description
--alias An alias for the cluster context name. Defaults to ‘do--’.
--expiry-seconds The length of time the cluster credentials will be valid for in seconds. By default, the credentials are automatically renewed as needed.
Default: 0
--help , -h Help for this command
--set-current-context Boolean indicating whether to set the current kubectl context to that of the new cluster
Default: true
Command Description
doctl kubernetes cluster kubeconfig Display commands for managing your local kubeconfig

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false