rpk cloud login

Log in to the Redpanda cloud.

This command checks for an existing token and, if present, ensures it is still valid. If no token is found or the token is no longer valid, this command will login and save your token.

You may use any of the following methods to pass the cloud credentials to rpk:

Logging in requires cloud credentials, which can be created in the Clients tab of the Users section in the Redpanda Cloud online interface. Client credentials can be provided in three ways, in order of preference:

  • In $HOME/.config/rpk/__cloud.yaml, in client_id and client_secret fields

  • Through RPK_CLOUD_CLIENT_ID and RPK_CLOUD_CLIENT_SECRET environment variables

  • Through the --client-id and --client-secret flags

If none of these are provided, login will prompt you for the client ID and client secret and will save them to the cloud.yaml file. If you specify environment variables or flags, they will not be synced to the cloud.yaml file unless the --save flag is passed. The cloud authorization token is always synced.


rpk cloud login [flags]


Value Type Description



The client ID of the organization in Redpanda Cloud.



The client secret of the organization in Redpanda Cloud.

-h, --help


Help for login.



Save environment or flag specified client ID and client secret to the configuration file.

-v, --verbose


Enable verbose logging (default: false).