Basic CLI Features
The command line interface to Fides is the
fides command, which accepts a variety of subcommands such as
fides init or
We refer to the Fides command line tool as "Fides CLI" elsewhere in the documentation. This terminology is often used to distinguish it from other components you might use in the Fides product family, such as Fides Server or the various Fides connectors, which are developed and released separately from Fides CLI.
To view a list of the commands available in your current Fides version, run
fides with no additional arguments:
Usage: fides [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]... The parent group for the Fides CLI. Options: --version Show the version and exit. -f,--config-path TEXT Path to a configuration file. Use 'fides view- config' to print the config. Not compatible with the 'fides webserver' subcommand. --local Run in 'local_mode'. This mode doesn’t make API calls and can be used without the API server/database. -h,--help Show this message and exit. Commands: annotate Annotate fides resource types db Database utility commands delete Delete a resource on the server. deploy Deploy a sample project locally to try out Fides. evaluate Compare your System’s Privacy Declarations with your... export Export fides resource types generate Generate fides resource types get View a resource from the server as a YAML object. init Initializes a fides instance, creating the default directory... ls Get a list of all resources of this type from the server and... parse Reads the resource files that are stored in MANIFESTS_DIR... pull Update local resource files by their fides_key to match... push Validate local manifest files and persist any changes via... scan Scan external resource coverage against fides resources status Sends a request to the fides API healthcheck endpoint and... user Click command group for interacting with user-related... view View various resources types. webserver Starts the fides API server using Uvicorn. worker Starts a celery worker ----------
The output from your current Fides version may be different than the above example.
To get specific help for any specific command, use the
-h option with the relevant subcommand. For example, to see help about the "evaluate" subcommand you can run
fides evaluate -h.
The inline help built in to Fides CLI describes the most important characteristics of each command. For more detailed information, refer to each command's page for details.