The /sys/plugins/reload/backend endpoint is used to reload mounted plugin backends. Either the plugin name (plugin) or the desired plugin backend mounts (mounts) must be provided, but not both. In the case that the plugin name is provided, all mounted paths that use that plugin backend will be reloaded.

»Reload Plugins

This endpoint reloads mounted plugin backends.

MethodPath -


  • plugin (string: "") – The name of the plugin to reload, as registered in the plugin catalog.

  • mounts (array: []) – Array or comma-separated string mount paths of the plugin backends to reload.

  • scope (string: "") - The scope of the reload. If ommitted, reloads the plugin or mounts on this Vault instance. If 'global', will begin reloading the plugin on all instances of a cluster.

»Sample Payload

  "plugin": "mock-plugin"
{  "plugin": "mock-plugin"}

»Sample Request

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