Vendor CLI Reference

Documentation for the Replicated Vendor command line interface

This content is associated with a legacy version of the Replicated product. For the current Replicated product documentation, see

The Replicated Vendor CLI provides a CLI for interacting with the Replicated Vendor API.

CLI Installation

MacOS Install

brew install replicatedhq/replicated/cli

Linux Install

curl -o -sSL
sudo bash ./


The Replicated Vendor CLI requires an App ID or app name and an API token. These can either be passed as arguments to each command

replicated channel ls --app my-app-name --token e8d7ce8e3d3278a8b1255237e6310069

or set as environment variables.

export REPLICATED_APP="my-app-name"
export REPLICATED_API_TOKEN="e8d7ce8e3d3278a8b1255237e6310069"
replicated channel ls

AppIDs are shown on the application settings page within the vendor web portal at Alternatively, application names can be found within their vendor web URLs. For example, in the application name is ademoapp.

An API token can be created on the Teams & Tokens page. Most use of the Replicated Vendor CLI will require both read and write access.

For more info on IDs and tokens, see Finding your API Token and App ID.

Command Overview


Channel Adoption

List channel adoption statistics by license type.

replicated channel adoption CHANNEL_ID

Channel Counts

List channel license counts.

replicated channel counts CHANNEL_ID

Channel Create

Create a new channel in your app and list the full set of channels in the app on success.

replicated channel create --name CHANNEL_NAME --description CHANNEL_DESCRIPTION

Channel Inspect

Show the full details of a channel.

replicated channel inspect CHANNEL_ID

Channel ls

List all the channels in your app.

replicated channel ls

Channel Releases

List all the releases in a channel.

replicated channel releases CHANNEL_ID

Channel rm

Remove (archive) a channel.

replicated channel rm CHANNEL_ID


Release Create

Create a new release by providing a YAML configuration for the next release in this application’s sequence.

replicated release create --yaml "$(< youryaml.yaml)"

Optionally, you can promote a release to a channel during creation.

replicated release create --promote Unstable --yaml "$(< youryaml.yaml)"

Release Inspect

Print the YAML config for a release.

replicated release inspect SEQUENCE

Release ls

List all of an app’s releases.

replicated release ls

Release Promote

Promote a release to a channel.

replicated release promote SEQUENCE CHANNEL_ID

Optionally, you can include markdown formatted release notes, whether a release may be skipped while upgrading or not, and a version label for this release in this channel.

replicated release promote SEQUENCE CHANNEL_ID --release-notes "$(<" --optional false --version "1.2.3"

Release Update

Update a release’s yaml config file.

replicated release update SEQUENCE --yaml "$(< yournewyaml.yaml)"


Collector Create

Create a new collector by providing a YAML configuration and name.

replicated collector create --name NAME --yaml "$(< youryaml.yaml)"

Collector Inspect

Print the YAML config for a collector.

replicated collector inspect SPEC_ID

Collector ls

List all of an app’s collectors.

replicated collector ls

Collector Promote

Promote a collector to a channel.

replicated collector promote SPEC_ID CHANNEL_ID

Collector Update

Update a collector’s name and/or yaml config file.

replicated collector update SPEC_ID --yaml "$(< yournewyaml.yaml)"

CI Example

A common use of the replicated command is to create a new release for every tagged build.

Assume the app’s yaml config is checked in at replicated.yaml and you have configured Travis CI or CircleCI with your REPLICATED_APP and REPLICATED_API_TOKEN environment variables.

Then, if you add something like this script to your project:


# Create a new release from replicated.yaml and promote the Unstable channel to use it.
# Aborts if version tag is empty.

set -e


if [ -z "$VERSION" ]; then
echo "No version; skipping replicated release"

unstable_channel_id() {
  replicated channel ls | grep Unstable | awk '{print $1}'

new_sequence() {
  replicated release create --yaml "$(< replicated.yaml)" | grep 'SEQUENCE:' | grep -Eo '[0-9]+'

# install replicated
sudo bash ./

replicated release promote $(new_sequence) $(unstable_channel_id) --version "$VERSION"
# Channel ee9d99e87b4a5acc2863f68cb2a0c390 successfully promoted to release 15

Now you can automate tagged releases in Travis CI or CircleCI:

# .travis.yml
sudo: required
  - ./ "$TRAVIS_TAG"
# circle.yml
    tag: /v.*/
    owner: replicatedcom
      - ./ "$CIRCLE_TAG"

Now, all tagged releases on CircleCI or Travis CI will be made into a Replicated release and promoted to the Unstable channel.