CloudAPI Documentation

CloudAPI is the public API for it allows end users of the cloud to manage their accounts, instances, networks, images, and to inquire about other relevant details.

Triton CloudAPI CLI Commands

triton Command


triton instance tag set

Allows you to add additional tags, other than those set at provisioning time.


Add role tags to CloudAPI resources.

triton fwrule create

Add a new firewall rule.

triton image create

Create a new custom image from an instance.

triton key add

Uploads a new OpenSSH key to Triton.

triton instance create

Allows you to provision an instance.

triton instance snapshot create

Allows you to take a snapshot of an instance.

triton fwrule delete

Removes a given firewall rule.

triton image delete

Delete a private image.

triton key delete

Deletes an SSH key by name.

triton instance delete

Allows you to completely destroy an instance.


Deletes a single metadata key from this instance.

triton instance snapshot delete

Deletes the specified snapshot of an instance.

triton instance tag delete

Deletes a single tag from this instance.

triton fwrule disable

Disable an enabled firewall rule.

triton instance disable-firewall

Completely disable the firewall on an instance.

triton fwrule enable

Enable a disabled firewall rule.

triton instance enable-firewall

Enable the firewall on an instance.


Export an image to Manta.


Administer fabric networks and VLANs.

triton account get

Gets details about your account.

triton fwrule get

Get details about a specific firewall rule.

triton image get

Gets an individual image by id.

triton key get

Retrieves an individual key record.

triton instance get

Gets the details for an individual instance.

triton instance audit

Get a historical list of actions performed on an instance.


Returns the complete set of metadata associated with this instance.

triton instance snapshot get

Gets the state of the named snapshot.

triton instance tag get

Returns the value for a single tag on this instance.

triton network get

Gets a network by the given id.

triton package get

Gets a package by name.


List of role-tags assigned to a given resource.

triton datacenters

Provides a list of all datacenters this cloud is aware of.

triton fwrule list

List all firewall rules applying to this account.

triton image list

Provides a list of images available in this datacenter.

triton key list

Lists all public keys we have on record for the specified account.

triton instance fwrules list

List firewall rules applying to a specific instance.

triton instance list

Lists all instances on an account.

triton instance snapshot list

Lists all snapshots taken for a given instance.

triton instance tag list

Returns the complete set of tags associated with this instance.

triton network list

Provides a list of networks available to the user in this datacenter.

triton package list

Provides a list of packages available in this datacenter.


List, add and remove NICs attached to an instance.


Add, list, update and remove policies.

triton instance reboot

Allows you to 'reboot' an instance.


Rename an instance.

triton instance tag replace-all

Replace all tags on an instance.


Allows you to resize a container.


Add, list, update and remove roles.

triton instance start

Allows you to boot up an instance.

triton instance start

Starts a stopped instance from the referenced snapshot.

triton instance stop

Allows you to shut down an instance.

triton account update

Change details of the current account.

triton fwrule update

Change a firewall rule.


Update metadata about an image.


Allows you to update the metadata for a given instance.


Add, update and remove account users and their keys.

trion image clone

Clone a shared image.

triton image copy

Copy an image into another DC.

triton info

Print an account summary.

triton instance ip

Print the primary IP of the given instance.

triton instance ssh

SSH to the primary IP of an instance.

triton instance wait

Wait on instances changing state.

triton profile

List, get, create and update Triton CLI profiles.

triton services

List available service endpoints for the datacenter.

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