Log in to a Fauna account.


fauna cloud-login


The cloud-login command prompts for Fauna credentials and, if authentication is successful, creates a cloud endpoint in the configuration file, which is used to query a Fauna database.

Command line prompts help create endpoints that work with Region Groups and with secrets for existing databases:

Prompt Description

Endpoint alias prefix

To access databases in multiple Region Groups, this prompt requests a prefix that can be applied to multiple Region Group endpoints.

How do you prefer to authenticate?

Authentication preference:

Email and Password

Prompted for Fauna Dashboard email-password login credentials.


Use the existing database secret, similar to how your client applications authenticate.

When you choose this option, you are prompted for a secret, which is the authentication bearer token acquired by creating a key or token.

You are then prompted for which Region Group to connect to. The secret is associated with a database in a region. If you choose incorrectly, a couldn’t connect error is returned, and you are prompted for your secret again.

Multi-factor authentication

When multi-factor authentication (MFA) is enabled for your account, you’re prompted for the current, time-based multi-factor authentication code. Get the current code in your authenticator app. If you enter an incorrect code, cloud-login exits with an error.

Default endpoint

When the configuration file has an existing endpoint, you are asked if the new endpoint to be created by this command should be the default endpoint.

The cloud-login command is the preferred way to connect to an endpoint. Use the endpoint add command if you want to connect to a non-standard endpoint.


Option Description


Help for cloud-login command.


The following example demonstrates the use of cloud-login and the prompts for email/secret and password:

fauna cloud-login
? The endpoint alias prefix (to combine with a region): cloud
? How do you prefer to authenticate? Email and Password
? Email address:
? Password: [hidden]
? Enter your multi-factor authentication code 377277
? Endpoints created. Would you like to set one of them as default? Keep 'cloud'
endpoint as default
Endpoint 'cloud' set as default endpoint.

After a successful login, your configuration file now has a cloud endpoint that includes the secret to access your top-level database. The configuration file should resemble:

fauna cloud-login

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