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ACS 5.5 create HOSTS by CLI

Hello Expert,


I have to create a new HOST from Internal Identity Stores Menu. From the User Interface I can do it but I need to know if I can do it from Command Line to developing the automation in script file....

Have you any suggestion ??

Thanks in advance


New Member

Hi,you can't add data from


you can't add data from CLI,

but you can import data from CLI and GUI

in the GUI, please refer to internal identity stores -> Host 

you should find import button , it will give you a template (.csv ) , after you fill the data.

upload it with that import wizard.



Cisco Employee

Hello Max-The CLI is very

Hello Max-

The CLI is very limited to what you can you can configure when it comes to ACS. Once you are in the CLI you can use "acs-config" to access the configuration menu for the ACS application. However, once you are in you will notice that your options are limited. 

Your only other option would be to get root access but that is not recommended nor supported. So a better question would be "Why do you need to make any changes via CLI?"

As suggested by Alek, mass export/import would be an easy option. 


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