Command Reference

  1. anaconda
  2. API Reference

Anaconda client is the command line interface (CLI) to Anaconda Cloud, and can be used for logging in, logging out, managing your account, uploading files, generating access tokens, viewing tokens, and other tasks as shown by running

anaconda -h

The full command reference is shown below.


Anaconda Cloud command line manager



Manage Authorization Tokens

Manage Authentication tokens

See also:


Authenticate a user


Print the information of the current user



Show information about an object

Show information about an object


In your Terminal window or an Anaconda Prompt, run:

anaconda show anaconda
anaconda show anaconda/python
anaconda show anaconda/python/2.7.5
anaconda show anaconda/python/2.7.5/linux-64/python-2.7.5-0.tar.bz2


Anaconda Cloud configuration

anaconda-client configuration

Get, Set, Remove or Show the anaconda-client configuration.

anaconda-client sites

anaconda-client sites are a mechanism to allow users to quickly switch between Anaconda Cloud instances. This can be used with the on-site Anaconda Enterprise.

  • Invoke the anaconda command with the -s/--site option:

    anaconda -s site_name whoami
  • Set a site as the default:

    anaconda config --set default_site site_name
    anaconda whoami

Add a anaconda-client site

After installing Anaconda Enterprise you can add a site named site_name like this from the Terminal or an Anaconda Prompt:

anaconda config --set sites.site_name.url "http://<anaconda-enterprise-ip>:<port>/api"
anaconda config --set default_site site_name

Site Options VS Global Options

All options can be set as global options - affecting all sites, or site options - affecting only one site

By default options are set globally like this:

anaconda config --set OPTION VALUE

If you want the option to be limited to a single site, prefix the option with sites.site_name like this:

anaconda config --set sites.site_name.OPTION VALUE

Common anaconda-client configuration options

  • url: Set the anaconda api url (default:
  • verify_ssl: Perform ssl validation on the https requests. verify_ssl may be True, False or a path to a root CA pem file.

Toggle auto_register when doing anaconda upload

The default is yes, automatically create a new package when uploading. If no, then an upload will fail if the package name does not already exist on the server.

anaconda config --set auto_register yes|no

Managing Packages


Anaconda Cloud package utilities


Upload packages to Anaconda Cloud

anaconda upload CONDA_PACKAGE_1.bz2
anaconda upload notebook.ipynb
anaconda upload environment.yml


Manage your Anaconda Cloud channels


Copy packages from one account to another

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