Menu

Configuration

The twilio:config command enables you to list and set configuration values that apply regardless of your active profile.

List values

To see your current configuration including Edge, profiles, and active profile, use:

twilio config:list

If a configuration value is currently determined by an environment variable, such as TWILIO_EDGE, it will have [env] appended to its value. For example, this could look like:

$ export TWILIO_EDGE=sydney
$ twilio config:list
Config Name          Value
edge                 "sydney[env]"
# remaining config values...

All configurations are stored in ~/.twilio-cli/config.json.

Set values

To set a configuration value, such as setting your target Edge to sydney without an environment variable, use:

twilio config:set --edge=sydney

Require profile input

To configure the Twilio CLI to reject any commands that do not include a profile flag, use:

$ twilio config:set --require-profile-input

# ❌ This is doomed to fail since no profile is provided
$ twilio phone-numbers:list
 » Error: Missing required flag:
 -p, --profile PROFILE  Shorthand identifier for your profile. To disable this check run:

  twilio config:set --no-require-profile-input

# ✅ profile is defined, request accepted
$ twilio phone-numbers:list --profile=dev
SID                                 Phone Number  Friendly Name
PNxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  +1646887XXXX  Congress hotline

# ✅ you can also use shorthand for the profile flag
$ twilio phone-numbers:list -p dev
SID                                 Phone Number  Friendly Name
PNxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  +1646887XXXX  Congress hotline

Run the following command and confirm to revert this setting:

$ twilio config:set --no-require-profile-input
? Overwrite existing requireProfileInput value? Yes

Remove values

To remove the value of a configuration that has previously been set, set the value to an empty string. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to remove that value from your configuration.

This is useful in case you are temporarily setting the Edge to a non-US location for some work, and want to revert back to the US Edge afterwards. As an example:

$ twilio config:set --edge=
? Remove existing edge value? Yes

If no profile is active after setting --no-require-profile-input, run twilio profiles:use PROFILE_ID to set an active profile for subsequent CLI commands.

Precedence of configuration values

The Twilio CLI will attempt to load configuration values in the following order of priority:

  1. From environment variables, if set
  2. From the values defined in config.json
Rate this page:

Need some help?

We all do sometimes; code is hard. Get help now from our support team, or lean on the wisdom of the crowd by visiting Twilio's Stack Overflow Collective or browsing the Twilio tag on Stack Overflow.

Thank you for your feedback!

Please select the reason(s) for your feedback. The additional information you provide helps us improve our documentation:

Sending your feedback...
🎉 Thank you for your feedback!
Something went wrong. Please try again.

Thanks for your feedback!

Refer us and get $10 in 3 simple steps!

Step 1

Get link

Get a free personal referral link here

Step 2

Give $10

Your user signs up and upgrade using link

Step 3

Get $10

1,250 free SMSes
OR 1,000 free voice mins
OR 12,000 chats
OR more