The Turso CLI uses an access token to authenticate with Turso. You can login using the command:

turso auth login

This will open a browser window, asking you to log into your account with GitHub.

If you’re using Windows with WSL or a remote CI/CD environment, pass the --headless flag.

Once you’re logged in, you can manage your account and databases. You can explore all of the commands via the docs, or by using the --help flag for each subcommand:


The Turso CLI requires you to reauthenticate after one week. Don’t share your token.


If you’re new to Turso, you can create an account using the Turso CLI:

turso auth signup


You can logout of the Turso CLI using the logout command:

turso auth logout