» /sys/capabilities

The /sys/capabilities endpoint is used to fetch the capabilities of a token 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 Token Capabilities

This endpoint returns the list of capabilities of a given token on the given paths. 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.

Method Path Produces
POST /sys/capabilities 200 application/json

» Parameters

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

  • token (string: <required>) – Token for which capabilities are being queried.

» Sample Payload

{
  "token": "abcd1234",
  "paths": ["secret/foo"]
}

» Sample Request

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

» Sample Response

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