The status command prints the current state of Vault including whether it is sealed and if HA mode is enabled. This command prints regardless of whether the Vault is sealed.

The exit code reflects the seal status:

  • 0 - unsealed
  • 1 - error
  • 2 - sealed


Check the status:

$ vault status
Sealed: false
Key Shares: 5
Key Threshold: 3
Unseal Progress: 0
Unseal Nonce:
Version: x.y.z
Cluster Name: vault-cluster-49ffd45f
Cluster ID: d2dad792-fb99-1c8d-452e-528d073ba205

High-Availability Enabled: false


The following flags are available in addition to the standard set of flags included on all commands.

»Output Options

  • -format (string: "table") - Print the output in the given format. Valid formats are "table", "json", or "yaml". This can also be specified via the VAULT_FORMAT environment variable.