rpk profile

Manage rpk profiles.

An rpk profile talks to a single Redpanda cluster. You can create multiple profiles for multiple clusters and swap between them with rpk profile use. Multiple profiles may be useful if, for example, you use rpk to talk to a localhost cluster, a dev cluster, and a prod cluster, and you want to keep your configuration in one place.


rpk profile [flags] [command]


Value Type Description

-h, --help


Help for profile.



Redpanda or rpk config file; default search paths are ~/.config/rpk/rpk.yaml, $PWD, and /etc/redpanda/redpanda.yaml.

-X, --config-opt


Override rpk configuration settings; '-X help' for detail or '-X list' for terser detail.



rpk profile to use.

-v, --verbose


Enable verbose logging.