» Join a Raft cluster

This endpoint joins a new server node to the Raft cluster. When using Shamir seal, as soon as the Vault server is brought up, this API should be invoked instead of sys/init. This API completes in 2 phases. Once this is invoked, the joining node will receive a challenge from the Raft's leader node. This challenge can be answered by the joining node only after a successful unseal. Hence, the joining node should be unsealed using the unseal keys of the Raft's leader node.

Method Path
POST /sys/storage/raft/join

» Parameters

  • leader_api_addr (string: <required>) – Address of the leader node in the Raft cluster to which this node is trying to join.

  • retry (bool: false) - Retry joining the Raft cluster in case of failures.

  • leader_ca_cert (string: "") - CA certificate used to communicate with Raft's leader node.

  • leader_client_cert (string: "") - Client certificate used to communicate with Raft's leader node.

  • leader_client_key (string: "") - Client key used to communicate with Raft's leader node.

» Sample Payload

{
  "leader_api_addr": "https://127.0.0.1:8200",
  "leader_ca_cert": "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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\n-----END CERTIFICATE-----",
  "leader_client_cert": "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----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\nl5goCY/j3bDh\n-----END CERTIFICATE-----",
    "leader_client_key": "-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----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\n5uFnuRgiWeGm1aT4arNLWlJrDLSGbyrf59SlGJV1hmu/7SMaYIZHSQ==\n-----END RSA PRIVATE KEY-----"
}

» Sample Request

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

Note: Unseal the joining node immediately after this API is invoked.

» Read Raft Configuration

This endpoint returns the details of all the nodes in the raft cluster.

Method Path
GET /sys/storage/raft/configuration

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/storage/raft/configuration

» Sample Response

{
  "request_id": "ca4b5a1d-38d6-e27e-e756-269521328a15",
  "lease_id": "",
  "lease_duration": 0,
  "renewable": false,
  "data": {
    "config": {
      "index": 24,
      "servers": [
        {
          "address": "127.0.0.1:8201",
          "leader": true,
          "node_id": "raft1",
          "protocol_version": "\u0003",
          "voter": true
        },
        {
          "address": "127.0.0.2:8201",
          "leader": false,
          "node_id": "raft2",
          "protocol_version": "\u0003",
          "voter": true
        }
      ]
    }
  },
  "warnings": null
}

» Remove a node from Raft cluster

This endpoint removes a node from the raft cluster.

Method Path
POST /sys/storage/raft/remove-peer

» Sample Payload

{
  "server_id": "raft1"
}

» Sample Request

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

» Take a snapshot of the Raft cluster

This endpoint returns a snapshot of the current state of the raft cluster. The snapshot is returned as binary data and should be redirected to a file.

Method Path
GET /sys/storage/raft/snapshot

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request GET \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/storage/raft/snapshot > raft.snap

» Restore Raft using a snapshot

Installs the provided snapshot, returning the cluster to the state defined in it.

Method Path
POST /sys/storage/raft/snapshot

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    -- data-binary @raft.snap
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/storage/raft/snapshot

» Force Restore Raft using a snapshot

Installs the provided snapshot, returning the cluster to the state defined in it. This is same as writing to /sys/storage/raft/snapshot except that this bypasses checks ensuring the Autounseal or shamir keys are consistent with the snapshot data.

Method Path
POST /sys/storage/raft/snapshot-force

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data-binary @raft.snap
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/storage/raft/snapshot-force