The login command is used to log a user into the current remote registry. Login credentials are specific to each domain, which can be set using the command turbo config --domain=<domain>. Once logged in, the credentials will be saved until you choose to log out.

Usage: turbo login [<username> <password>]

<options> available:
     --all-users            Applies the login to all users on the machine. Requires admin privilege.
     --api-key=VALUE        Login with specified API key
     --auth=VALUE           Login with the specified authentication method. Supported values: 'basic', 'integrated', 'sso'
     --format=VALUE         Use json format for output

API Keys

API Keys can be used to login to a user account or an organization without providing a username and password. It eliminates the need to hard code passwords or pass them in as parameters to automation scripts. API Keys are generated and revoked from the Hub > API Keys section on the Admin portal.

Authentication Methods

  • Basic authentication prompts the user for their username and password.
  • Integrated authentication method attempts to login the user their current windows credentials. The user must have Integrated Windows Authentication configured, preferably with Kerberos.
  • SSO prompts the user with the SSO provider's login webform.


# Log in by specifying username and password
> turbo login turbouser password-here

# Without parameters, returns state of logged-in user
> turbo login

turbouser logged in at 8/25/2014 at 5:40:45 PM

# Log in to shared user credentials
> turbo login --all-users
Login: turbouser
Password: ********

Logged in as turbouser

# Login in by specifying API key
> turbo login --api-key=key-here

turbouser logged in at 8/25/2014 at 5:40:45 PM

See turbo config for information about setting your remote registry location.

JSON output

When --format=json option was passed this command will provide output in JSON format. It will contain either an user object with information about logged user or an error object if command failed.