Sifflet CLI - Command Line Interface

The Sifflet CLI is a tool that enables you to interact with the Sifflet application using commands in your command line shell.
With minimal configuration the Sifflet CLI enables you to run commands that implement functionality equivalent to that provided by the browser-based Sifflet application from the command prompt in your terminal program.

To see all available commands of Sifflet's CLI, please refer to this page.

Getting Started



Access Token

In order to configure your CLI, you will need an Access Token. You can see here how to generate one.

  • Python 3.7 or greater
  • Your tenant name: if you access to Sifflet with <>, then your tenant would be abcdef
  • A Sifflet Access Token


Open a terminal and verify you have installed Python correctly via python -V. Ensure you have v3.7 or greater.

Install sifflet CLI

pip install sifflet

Confirm the installation with the following command

$ sifflet --version
sifflet, version x.x.x


Upgrade your existing Sifflet CLI installation using

pip install sifflet --upgrade


Before using the Sifflet CLI, you need to set your tenant and credentials. You can do it in several ways:

  • Sifflet command line sifflet configure (which will persists configuration in a file)
  • Or with environment variables

You will need in both cases the following information:

  • <access_token>: you can find more information on how to generate it here
  • For SaaS version: <tenant_name>: Name of your tenant. Sifflet UI URL is https://<tenant_name> Sifflet Backend URL is https://<tenant_name> For instance, if you access to Sifflet UI with, then your tenant would be mycompany.
  • For self-hosted deployment: <backend_url>: Full URL to the Sifflet backend on your deployment including https:// for instance:

Sifflet configure

You can input the tenant and credentials directly with the sifflet configure command.

For SaaS version:

> sifflet configure --tenant <tenant_name>
Your API access token [None]: <access_token>

or, for self-hosted deployment:

> sifflet configure --backend-url <backend_url>
Your API access token [None]: <access_token>

The use of sifflet configure will persist the configuration in a file located at ~/.sifflet/config.ini
(or in %UserProfile%\.sifflet/config.ini on Windows).

Environment variables

To use environment variables, you can do the following:

For SaaS version:

> export SIFFLET_TENANT=<tenant_name>
> export SIFFLET_TOKEN=<access_token>

or, for self-hosted deployment:

> export SIFFLET_BACKEND_URL=<backend_url>
> export SIFFLET_TOKEN=<access_token>

You can check that setup is done correctly with sifflet status

$ sifflet status

Sifflet version = x.x.x
Tenant = my_tenant
Tenant is up and reachable
Token expiration date = 2024-01-01 00:00:00
Token is valid with scope API
Status = OK

If you encounter any error at this step, please check your tenant and token configurations.


The --help option is available for any command.
For instance:

sifflet --help

Or for a specific command:

sifflet rules list --help.