grommunio-admin connect — Connect to remote CLI


grommunio-admin connect [-c COMMAND] [--no-verify] [--redirect-fs [--auto-save (local|remote|discard|print)]] [-v] [HOST [USER [PASSWORD]]]


Connect to a remote server to invoke CLI commands on.
Requires a running admin API with active remote CLI and a user with SystemAdminPermission.

Note that the remote CLI currently uses a REST interface which does not provide a standard input, rendering commands that rely on user interaction useless.



Host to connect to, in the format protocol://hostname:port, where protocol is either http or https. If omitted, the protocol is auto-detected, with https taking precedence over http. If no port is specified, the default ports 8080 (http) and 8443 (https) are used. hostname can either be a resolvable host name, an IPv4 address or an IPv6 address in brackets. The default hostname is localhost.


Password to use for authentication. Default is to prompt.


User to use for authentication. Default is admin.

--auto-save ACTION

Choose automatic action for received files when filesystem redirection is enabled. Possible actions are:

discard - discard any received file
local - save at local path
print - print file contents to stdout and discard
remote - save at path reported from remote server
-c, --command

Execute command on remote server and exit instead of starting an interactive shell.


Continue with https even if the TLS certificate presented by the server is invalid. Required if the server uses a self-signed certificate that is not installed on the system. Use with caution.

-p, --password

Prompt for password even when connecting to localhost.


Redirect CLI initiated file operations to local filesystem. See section Filesystem Emulation for details.

-v, --verbose

Print more detailed information about the connection process.

Filesystem Emulation

When the --redirect-fs option is given, CLI initiated file operations are performed in an emulated filesystem and written files are sent back to the client.

Note that this does only apply to files which are opened by CLI operations, while module-level operations (e.g. loading of configurations) are unaffected.

Files received from the remote server can then be viewed or saved locally.

See Also

grommunio-admin, grommunio-admin-shell