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Ory CLI is a convenient and easy-to-use tool that helps you manage and configure Ory Cloud and self-hosted projects.

Its functionality is essential for self-hosting Ory components and local development. The built-in proxy and tunneling mechanisms help route application traffic to the appropriate endpoints in a safe and hassle-free manner.

The ability to export configurations allows you to bring your setup from a self-hosted environment to the cloud and from Ory Cloud to self-hosted setups alike.


The Ory CLI is under active development. This means that new features are added with every release.


You can install Ory CLI directly on your machine, or run the tool in Docker.


Run this command to install the CLI using Homebrew:

brew install ory/tap/cli

Verify the installation:

ory help


Ory CLI works on all Linux distributions. Run this command to install:

bash <(curl -b . ory

You may want to move the Ory CLI to your $PATH:

sudo mv ./ory /usr/local/bin/

Verify the installation after moving to $PATH:

ory help


To install the CLI on Windows, use scoop. Run:

> scoop bucket add ory
> scoop install ory

Verify the installation:

ory help



If you run Ory CLI in Docker, you can't Ory Proxy and Ory Tunnel.

### Pull Ory CLI image
docker pull oryd/ory

### Run image, enter container, and run a CLI command
docker run --rm -it oryd/ory help


You can download the server and client binaries from the GitHub "releases" tab.

To install, add the binary to the PATH environment variable or move it to a path that's already in your $PATH, for example /usr/local/bin.