Command line tool for the platform.
vasilev Merge pull request #122 from iron-io/fix-unset-max-concurrency
Omit sending to server 'unset' MaxConcurrency if flag isn't specified
Latest commit a609b75 Jun 27, 2018


Go version of the command line tools.


Quick and Easy (Recommended)

curl -sSL | sh

If you're concerned about the potential insecurity of using curl | sh, feel free to use a two-step version of our installation and examine our installation script:

curl -f -sSL -O
sh install

curl | sh as an Installation Method?

We'd like to explain why we're telling you to curl | sh to install this software. The script at has some relatively simple logic to download the right ironcli binary for your platform. When you run that script by piping the curl output into sh, you're trusting us that it's safe and won't harm your computer. We hope that you do! But if you don't please see the section just below this one on how to download and run the binary yourself without an install script.

See other installation methods for more options.

Getting Started

Before Getting Started

Before you can use IronWorker, be sure you've created a free account with and setup your credentials on your system (either in a json file or using ENV variables). You only need to do that once for your machine. If you've done that, then you can continue.

See the official docs for more detailed info on using Docker for IronWorker.

Actually Getting Started

The easiest way to get started is by digging around.

$ iron --help for example usage and a list of commands


Give us a pull request! File a bug!

Since go1.5, we are lab rats in the go1.5 vendoring experiment. This eliminates the need to modify import paths and depend on package maintainers not to break things. For more info, see:

We use dep to manage the vendoring. To build ironcli:

dep ensure
go build

Other Installation Methods

Download Yourself

Grab the latest version for your system on the Releases page.

You can either run the binary directly or add somewhere in your $PATH.

Use the iron/cli Docker image

If you have Docker installed, then you don't need to install anything else to use this. All the commands are the same, but instead of starting the command with iron, change it to:

docker run --rm -it -v "$PWD":/app -w /app iron/cli ...

If you're using the Docker image, you either need to have your iron.json file in the local directory (it won't pick it up from $HOME), or set your Iron credentials in environment variables:


And then use -e flags with the docker run command:

docker run --rm -it -e IRON_TOKEN -e IRON_PROJECT_ID -v "$PWD":/app -w /app iron/cli ...

on OSX with HomeBrew:

brew install ironcli