Configuring the CLI

Configuring the command line interface

You can access DC/OS CLI configuration with the dcos cluster and dcos config command groups.

Environment variables

The DC/OS CLI supports the following environment variables, which can be set dynamically.


To set the attached cluster, set the variable with the command:

export DCOS_CLUSTER=<cluster_name>
  • pip version 7.1.0 or greater.
  • The http_proxy and https_proxy environment variables are defined to use pip.


The path to a DC/OS configuration directory. If you want the DC/OS configuration directory to be /home/jdoe/config, set the variable with the command:

export DCOS_DIR=/home/jdoe/config

Optionally, set DCOS_DIR and run dcos cluster setup command.

export DCOS_DIR=<path/to/config_dir> # optional, default when not set is ~/.dcos
dcos cluster setup <url>

You can define no_proxy for domains that you do not want to use the proxy for. This setting generates and updates per cluster configuration under $DCOS_DIR/clusters/<cluster_id>. It generates a newly setup cluster as seen here.


Indicates whether to verify SSL certificates or set the path to the SSL certificates. You must set this variable manually. Setting this environment variable is equivalent to setting the dcos config set core.ssl_verify option in the DC/OS configuration file. For example, to indicate that you want to set the path to SSL certificates:

export DCOS_SSL_VERIFY=false


Prints log messages to stderr at or above the level indicated. DCOS_VERBOSITY=1 is equivalent to the -v command-line option. DCOS_VERBOSITY=2 is equivalent to the -vv command-line option.