CLI Setup

Minimum System Requirements

The system requirements are general guidelines and may vary depending upon the size of the Coalesce project. Projects with a large number of nodes may have higher system requirements.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10, macOS 11, Linux kernel version 5.0+
  • Processor: AWS t2.medium vCPU or equivalent / Apple M1 / Intel Core i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or better
  • RAM: 1GB+ RAM
  • Storage: 250MB+ free space
  • Network: Access to Snowflake Instance and Coalesce Cloud
  • Node Version: v20.x

Installation Prerequisites

Windows

Before installing, you'll need to install git. You can download git from https://gitforwindows.org/.

Installation

To install Coalesce CLI globally, run: npm install -g @coalescesoftware/coa. If you need to update run,npm upgrade -g @coalescesoftware/coa.

Generate Your Token

  1. Sign into Coalesce.
  2. Click on the Deploy tab at the top.
  3. Hover over Generate Access Token and copy the token that appears.
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Generating an Access Token

  1. In your operating system's home directory, create a hidden folder .coa and an empty file with no extension called config within it. You will be populating this file in Set up Your Configuration File.

Set up Your Configuration File

Copy and paste the following information into your .coa file. Fill in the information based on your Snowflake instance.

The [default] will be the default Snowflake profile used. To add more profiles, add them under the default in the same format. In the example, there is a [default] and [testing] profiles added.

If you are a PrivateLink or Non-U.S. based customer, you can set your domain by using the domain field.

[default]
token=yourtoken
domain=your deployment server. For example, https://app.eu.coalescesoftware.io
snowflakeAuthType=Basic or KeyPair
snowflakePassword=password
snowflakeKeyPairKey=path to the file containing the key (if using KeyPair)
snowflakeKeyPairPass=private key passphrase (if using KeyPair and if applicable)
snowflakeRole=SYSADMIN (or other role)
snowflakeUsername=username
snowflakeWarehouse=COMPUTE_WH
environmentID=one of your non-dev environments

[testing]
token=yourtoken
domain=your deployment server. For example, https://app.eu.coalescesoftware.io
snowflakeAuthType=Basic or KeyPair
snowflakePassword=password
snowflakeKeyPairKey=path to the file containing the key (if using KeyPair)
snowflakeKeyPairPass=private key passphrase (if using KeyPair and if applicable)
snowflakeRole=SYSADMIN (or other role)
snowflakeUsername=username
snowflakeWarehouse=COMPUTE_WH
environmentID=one of your non-dev environments

Authentication

The CLI stores basic authentication credentials locally.


What’s Next

Now that your coa is setup, visit the commands to learn how to use the coa to plan, deploy, and refresh from the CLI.