» Create an Entity

This endpoint creates or updates an Entity.

Method Path Produces
POST /identity/entity 200 application/json

» 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.

Method Path Produces
GET /identity/entity/id/:id 200 application/json

» 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.

Method Path Produces
POST /identity/entity/id/:id 200 application/json

» 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": "hashi",
    "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.

Method Path Produces
DELETE /identity/entity/id/:id 204 (empty body)

» 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.

Method Path Produces
LIST /identity/entity/id 200 application/json
GET /identity/entity/id?list=true 200 application/json

» 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.

Method Path Produces
POST /identity/entity/name/:name 200 application/json

» 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": "hashi",
    "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.

Method Path Produces
GET /identity/entity/name/:name 200 application/json

» 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": "hashi",
      "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.

Method Path Produces
DELETE /identity/entity/name/:name 204 (empty body)

» 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.

Method Path Produces
LIST /identity/entity/name 200 application/json
GET /identity/entity/name?list=true 200 application/json

» 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.

Method Path Produces
POST /identity/entity/merge 204 (empty body)

» 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/id/8d6a45e5-572f-8f13-d226-cd0d1ec57297