Configure akkasls

The Akka Serverless command-line interface (CLI) complements the Console interface and makes most deployment and configuration operations available from the command line. This page shows the use of common commands. The List of akkasls commands page links to all commands.

Check periodically to make sure you have the latest akkasls command installed. The command akkasls version prints the version number of akkasls. Download the latest version as described in Install akkasls.


Generally, akkasls is followed by a command, with optional sub-commands and parameters. You may also supply flags, preceded by -- (two hyphens) that modify the operation of the command-line client itself.

Log in

To use the akkasls CLI, you must authenticate your command line client with your Akka Serverless account. Entering auth login at the command line launches the Akka Serverless login screen in your default browser. The command line client prints Waiting for UI login…​ and pauses. After you log in and click Authorize, the command line prompt returns.

Upon successful authentication, if your account contains:

  • One project, the CLI reports that it is the current project, which will be the target of subsequent commands.

  • No projects, in this case explicitly set the target project after creating a project.

  • Multiple projects, you need to explicitly set the target. Use akkasls projects list to see all of your projects.)

To log in, enter:

akkasls auth login

To set the target project to my-project:

akkasls config set project my-project

Enter akkasls auth -h at the command line, or see akkasls auth for other authentication related commands.

Administer Akka Serverless projects

Enter akkasls projects -h at the command line.

See akkasls projects for a complete list of commands to manage your Akka Serverless projects.

Create a new project

akkasls projects new sample-project "An example project in Akka Serverless"

The akkasls projects new NAME [DESCRIPTION] command creates a new project in your Akka Serverless account.

To mark the new project as the current project and thus the target of subsequent commands, use the following command:

akkasls config set project sample-project

List projects

akkasls projects list

The akkasls projects list command lists a quick one-line summary of all projects accessible from the Akka Serverless account. The current project is indicated with an asterisk *.

Add container registry credentials

akkasls docker add-credentials \
  --docker-server \
  --docker-username myself \
  --docker-password secret

Allow Akka Serverless to retrieve container images from private repositories by using the akkasls docker add-credentials [flags] command to add a set of container registry credentials to the project. The flags are:

  • --docker-server string The docker server, for example

  • --docker-username string The docker username

  • --docker-password string The docker password

  • --docker-email string The docker email address

See akkasls docker -h or akkasls docker for a complete list of commands to manage Docker credentials.

Administer services

The akkasls services commands manipulate the services in your current Akka Serverless project.

List services

akkasls services list

The akkasls services list command lists a one-line summary of all services under the current project.

Deploy a service

akkasls services deploy \
    my-service \

The akkasls services deploy service-name docker-image command deploys a service named service-name using the docker-image.

For information about setting up container registry credentials to authorize Akka Serverless to pull from your image repository, see Configure container registries.

Expose a service route

akkasls services expose my-service --enable-cors

The akkasls services expose service-name command creates a route to expose a service for inbound traffic. Optionally, you can enable HTTP CORS with the --enable-cors flag.

View service logs

akkasls services logs my-service

The akkasls services logs service-name command returns logging output for your service.

View service details

akkasls services get my-service

The akkasls services get service-name shows the description of a specific service in the current project.