Create an Entity

This endpoint creates or updates an Entity.

MethodPath
POST/identity/entity

Parameters

  • name (string: entity-<UUID>) – Name of the entity.

  • id (string: <optional>) - ID of the entity. If set, updates the corresponding existing entity.

  • metadata (key-value-map: {}) – Metadata to be associated with the entity.

  • policies (list of strings: []) – Policies to be tied to the entity.

  • disabled (bool: false) – Whether the entity is disabled. Disabled entities' associated tokens cannot be used, but are not revoked.

Sample Payload

{
  "metadata": {
    "organization": "hashicorp",
    "team": "vault"
  },
  "policies": ["eng-dev", "infra-dev"]
}

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/entity

Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "id": "8d6a45e5-572f-8f13-d226-cd0d1ec57297",
    "aliases": null
  }
}

Read Entity by ID

This endpoint queries the entity by its identifier.

MethodPath
GET/identity/entity/id/:id

Parameters

  • id (string: <required>) – Identifier of the entity.

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/entity/id/8d6a45e5-572f-8f13-d226-cd0d1ec57297

Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "bucket_key_hash": "177553e4c58987f4cc5d7e530136c642",
    "creation_time": "2017-07-25T20:29:22.614756844Z",
    "disabled": false,
    "id": "8d6a45e5-572f-8f13-d226-cd0d1ec57297",
    "last_update_time": "2017-07-25T20:29:22.614756844Z",
    "metadata": {
      "organization": "hashicorp",
      "team": "vault"
    },
    "name": "entity-c323de27-2ad2-5ded-dbf3-0c7ef98bc613",
    "aliases": [],
    "policies": ["eng-dev", "infra-dev"]
  }
}

Update Entity by ID

This endpoint is used to update an existing entity.

MethodPath
POST/identity/entity/id/:id

Parameters

  • id (string: <required>) – Identifier of the entity.

  • name (string: entity-<UUID>) – Name of the entity.

  • metadata (key-value-map: {}) – Metadata to be associated with the entity.

  • policies (list of strings: []) – Policies to be tied to the entity.

  • disabled (bool: false) – Whether the entity is disabled. Disabled entities' associated tokens cannot be used, but are not revoked.

Sample Payload

{
  "name": "updatedEntityName",
  "metadata": {
    "organization": "hashicorp",
    "team": "nomad"
  },
  "policies": ["eng-developers", "infra-developers"]
}

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/entity/id/8d6a45e5-572f-8f13-d226-cd0d1ec57297

Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "id": "8d6a45e5-572f-8f13-d226-cd0d1ec57297",
    "aliases": null
  }
}

Delete Entity by ID

This endpoint deletes an entity and all its associated aliases.

MethodPath
DELETE/identity/entity/id/:id

Parameters

  • id (string: <required>) – Identifier of the entity.

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request DELETE \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/entity/id/8d6a45e5-572f-8f13-d226-cd0d1ec57297

List Entities by ID

This endpoint returns a list of available entities by their identifiers.

MethodPath
LIST/identity/entity/id
GET/identity/entity/id?list=true

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request LIST \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/entity/id

Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "keys": [
      "02fe5a88-912b-6794-62ed-db873ef86a95",
      "3bf81bc9-44df-8138-57f9-724a9ae36d04",
      "627fba68-98c9-c012-71ba-bfb349585ce1",
      "6c4c805b-b384-3d0e-4d51-44d349887b96",
      "70a72feb-35d1-c775-0813-8efaa8b4b9b5",
      "f1092a67-ce34-48fd-161d-c13a367bc1cd",
      "faedd89a-0d82-c197-c8f9-93a3e6cf0cd0"
    ]
  }
}

Create/Update Entity by Name

This endpoint is used to create or update an entity by a given name.

MethodPath
POST/identity/entity/name/:name

Parameters

  • name (string: entity-<UUID>) – Name of the entity.

  • metadata (key-value-map: {}) – Metadata to be associated with the entity.

  • policies (list of strings: []) – Policies to be tied to the entity.

  • disabled (bool: false) – Whether the entity is disabled. Disabled entities' associated tokens cannot be used, but are not revoked.

Sample Payload

{
  "metadata": {
    "organization": "hashicorp",
    "team": "nomad"
  },
  "policies": ["eng-developers", "infra-developers"]
}

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/entity/name/testentityname

Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "aliases": null,
    "id": "0826be06-577c-a076-3942-2f92da0310ce"
  }
}

Read Entity by Name

This endpoint queries the entity by its name.

MethodPath
GET/identity/entity/name/:name

Parameters

  • name (string: <required>) – Name of the entity.

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/entity/name/testentityname

Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "aliases": [],
    "creation_time": "2018-09-19T17:20:27.705389973Z",
    "direct_group_ids": [],
    "disabled": false,
    "group_ids": [],
    "id": "0826be06-577c-a076-3942-2f92da0310ce",
    "inherited_group_ids": [],
    "last_update_time": "2018-09-19T17:20:27.705389973Z",
    "merged_entity_ids": null,
    "metadata": {
      "organization": "hashicorp",
      "team": "nomad"
    },
    "name": "testentityname",
    "policies": ["eng-developers", "infra-developers"]
  }
}

Delete Entity by Name

This endpoint deletes an entity and all its associated aliases, given the entity name.

MethodPath
DELETE/identity/entity/name/:name

Parameters

  • name (string: <required>) – Name of the entity.

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request DELETE \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/entity/name/testentityname

List Entities by Name

This endpoint returns a list of available entities by their names.

MethodPath
LIST/identity/entity/name
GET/identity/entity/name?list=true

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request LIST \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/entity/name

Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "keys": ["testentityname"]
  }
}

Merge Entities

This endpoint merges many entities into one entity.

MethodPath
POST/identity/entity/merge

Parameters

  • from_entity_ids (array: <required>) - Entity IDs which needs to get merged.

  • to_entity_id (string: <required>) - Entity ID into which all the other entities need to get merged.

  • force (bool: false) - Setting this will follow the 'mine' strategy for merging MFA secrets. If there are secrets of the same type both in entities that are merged from and in entity into which all others are getting merged, secrets in the destination will be unaltered. If not set, this API will throw an error containing all the conflicts.

Sample Payload

{
  "to_entity_id": "f2cdefbe-f510-a226-77fa-989a48ba6abc",
  "from_entity_ids": [
    "1ade80ec-ba5c-8eed-91e2-b9dcd41d6fff",
    "270976d0-9bab-14a5-4b92-3861805ef73d"
  ]
}

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/identity/entity/merge