Import/Export Tenant Configuration to YAML File

The auth0-deploy-cli tool's YAML option supports the exporting to and importing of an Auth0 tenant configuration using a YAML file.

What can I use Rules for?

Import tenant configuration

To import an Auth0 tenant configuration:

  1. Copy config.json.example, making sure to replace the placeholder values with the values specific to your configuration.

    Use the client ID and secret from your newly-created client (the client is named auth0-deploy-cli-extension if you used the extension).

    By default, the tool merges with your current environment variables and overrides the config.json file (which has the same top key). You can use the --no-env option to disable the override via the command line.

    You can either set the environment variables, or you can place the values in a configuration file anywhere on the file system that is accessible by the CLI tool.

  2. Deploy using the following command:


Example: configuration file

Here is the example of a config.json file:

Execution order

Import configuration example

The following is an example of an import config file called tenant.yaml (for full details on everything that can be included, please refer to the extension's repository:

Available modules

Export tenant configuration

To export your current tenant configuration, run a command that's similar to:

a0deploy export -c config.json -f yaml -o path/to/export

When importing objects into Auth0 tenants, Auth0 generates new IDs. To avoid import failure, identifier fields are stripped from the Auth0 objects on export by default. To override this behavior, use:

--export_ids or AUTH0_EXPORT_IDENTIFIERS: true


Some of the settings cannot be exported, such as rulesConfigs values. After exporting, you may need to update the values in tenant.yaml if you see schema-related errors during the import process.

For more information, see Environment Variables and Keyword Mappings.

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