Murano Command Line Interface (CLI)

Do more from the command line with Murano.

MuranoCLI interacts with Murano and makes different tasks easier.

MuranoCLI makes it easy to deploy code to a project, import product definitions, set up endpoints and APIs, and more.

MuranoCLI works around the idea of syncing, much like rsync. Your project files are synced up (or down) from Murano.

Also read

Table of Contents


Start a new project easily with init

mkdir myproject
cd myproject
murano init

If you want to add information about your project, edit myproject.murano. You can add a description, the list of authors, a version number, and more.

If you are connecting to an existing project created with the web interface, you may need to run murano link set to connect the product and the application. But if you create a new product and application using MuranoCLI, they will automatically be connected.

If you are connecting to an existing project, you may want to run murano syncdown to pull down your project files from Murano.

Now do stuff, like add and edit files.

To see what files have changed, run murano status.

To see exactly what changed, try murano diff.

When you are ready to deploy, run murano syncup.

Start a new project manually, step-by-step

If you would like to setup a project without using murano init, follow these steps.


Gem Install (Linux and macOS)

The easiest way to install MuranoCLI is using the Gem installer.

gem install MuranoCLI
gem uninstall MuranoCLI MrMurano
gem install MuranoCLI -v 2.2.4
gem update MuranoCLI

You will likely need to be root for the above commands. If you would rather not install as root, you can install gems in the user directory.

gem install MuranoCLI --user-install

Your PATH may need to be updated to find the installed murano command. See the Ruby Gem FAQ.


Working With Different Versions of MuranoCLI

The murano command line tool is a Ruby gem and, as such, you can install different versions of MuranoCLI and choose which one to execute.

The following example shows how you can reference a specific version of the murano gem:

$ gem list MuranoCLI --local

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

MuranoCLI (3.0.1, 2.2.4)

$ murano --version
murano 3.0.1

$ murano _2.2.4_ --version
murano 2.2.4

Note: Not all OSes support multiple versions and will only execute the latest Gem installed. In this case, you will need to uninstall newer versions of MuranoCLI in order to use older versions.

Windows Install

The MuranoCLI gem will install on Windows.

If you do not already use Ruby on Windows, then you should use the binary installer.

When upgrading, it is best to run the uninstaller for the old version before installing the new version.



You can monitor the log messages from your Application by running murano logs application --follow.

Or quickly get the last few logs with simply murano logs application.

MuranoCLI does a few things to make the log output easier to follow.

Each of these options can be disabled with command line options.


If you are developing a UI on separate services and need cross-origin resource sharing, you will need to set the CORS options.

The current CORS options can be fetched with murano cors.

There are three different ways to configure CORS.

The first and preferred way is to add your CORS options to a file named cors.yaml.

The second and third options are to put the CORS options in your project file.

Then use murano cors set to push these options up to your application.

Writing Routes (a.k.a. Endpoints)

All of the routes that you create in your application are identified by their method and path. You set this with the following line:


Optionally, you can set what the expected content type is, too. (If you don't set this, it defaults to application/json.)


Here is an example of a route that puts CSV data:

--#ENDPOINT PUT /api/upload text/csv

After the magic header, add the script to handle the route.

Since many routes end up being a couple of lines or less, you can put multiple routes into a single file.

A routes file might look like this:

--#ENDPOINT GET /api/somedata
return Tsdb.query(…)

--#ENDPOINT PUT /api/somedata text/csv
return myimport_module.import(request)

--#ENDPOINT DELETE /api/startover
return Tsdb.deleteAll()

Writing Service Event Handlers

Each event handler in your project is identified by which service it watches and which event in that service triggers the script.

This is set with the following magic header line:


To make working with the Product ID easier, you can use the magic variable {} instead of the actual Product ID. You can use this variable in both the filename and the magic header.

For example, the event handler that processes all data coming from your devices might look like:

--#EVENT {} event
local stamped = nil
if data.api == "record" then
  stamped = tostring(data.value[1]) .. 's'
  tags = {sn=data.device_sn},
  metrics = {[data.alias] = tonumber(data.value[2])},
  ts = stamped

MURANO_CONFIGFILE Environment Variable and Dotenv

The environment variable MURANO_CONFIGFILE is checked for an additional config to load. This, in conjunction with dotenv support, allows you to easily switch between development, staging, and production setups.

To use this, write the three Application IDs and three Product IDs for your three deployments into the three files,, .murano.stg, and

Then, write the .env file to point at the system you're currently working on.

The files for this are then:

cat >> <<EOF

cat >> .murano.stg <<EOF

cat >> <<EOF

cat > .env <<EOF

This also allows for keeping private things in a separate config file and having the shared things checked into source control.

Direct Service Access

To aid with debugging, MuranoCLI has direct access to some of the services in an application.

Currently these are:

Output Format

Many sub-commands respect the outformat setting. This lets you switch the output between YAML, JSON, Ruby, CSV, and pretty tables. (Not all formats work with all commands, however.)

> murano tsdb product list
> murano tsdb product list -c outformat=csv
> murano tsdb product list -c outformat=json
> murano tsdb product list -c outformat=yaml
> murano tsdb product list -c outformat=pp

Product Content Area

MuranoCLI can manage the content area for a product. This area is a place to store files for use by devices. Storing firmware images for over-the-air updates is one typical use, although any kind of fleet-wide data that devices may need to download can be stored here.

Once the is set, the content for that product can be accessed with the following commands:

> murano content list
> murano content upload
> murano content info
> murano content delete
> murano content download

Call murano with --help for more details.