The /sys/capabilities-self endpoint is used to fetch the capabilities of the token used to make the API call, on the given paths. The capabilities returned will be derived from the policies that are on the token, and from the policies to which the token is entitled to through the entity and entity's group memberships.

»Query Self Capabilities

This endpoint returns the capabilities of client token on the given paths. The client token is the Vault token with which this API call is made. Multiple paths are taken in at once and the capabilities of the token for each path is returned. For backwards compatibility, if a single path is supplied, a capabilities field will also be returned.



  • paths (list: <required>) – Paths on which capabilities are being queried.

»Sample Payload

  "paths": ["secret/foo"]
{  "paths": ["secret/foo"]}

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
$ curl \    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \    --request POST \    --data @payload.json \

»Sample Response

  "capabilities": ["delete", "list", "read", "update"],
  "secret/foo": ["delete", "list", "read", "update"]
{  "capabilities": ["delete", "list", "read", "update"],  "secret/foo": ["delete", "list", "read", "update"]}