i-doit has a Commandline Interface (CLI) with which you can carry out various tasks. For example, the CLI is required for Cronjobs and can be applied for the automation of work steps.

First Steps

The CLI can be found in the i-doit installation directory, for example at /var/www/html/. Within this directory the CLI has to be activated with the same permissions as the Apache webserver. Under Debian GNU/Linux this is the user called www-data. You can achieve the permissions with sudo:

cd /var/www/html/
sudo -u www-data php console.php

Under Windows you also have to change to the installation directory. As the permissions of the webserver are not an issue, the start of php.exe, which has to stand in the path of the user, is sufficient.

cd C:\xampp\htdocs
php.exe console.php

When you execute the CLI without further arguments, the general help is displayed:

i-doit console utility 1.17.1

  command [options] [arguments]

  -h, --help            Display this help message
  -q, --quiet           Do not output any message
  -V, --version         Display this application version
      --ansi            Force ANSI output
      --no-ansi         Disable ANSI output
  -n, --no-interaction  Do not ask any interactive question
  -v|vv|vvv, --verbose  Increase the verbosity of messages: 1 for normal output, 2 for more verbose output and 3 for debug

Available commands:
  addon-activate                      Activate add-on
  addon-deactivate                    Deactivate add-on
  addon-install                       Install add-on
  addon-list                          Shows list of installed addons
  admin-center-cryptohash-reset       With this command you can update the Crypto-hash and update encrypted passwords
  admin-center-password-reset         With this command you can reset the Admin-Center password
  auth-cleanup                        Cleanup all auth paths
  clear-credentials                   It removes both attributes `username` and `password` from the users "login" category
  contracts-outdated                  Updates status of outdated contracts
  help                                Displays help for a command
  import-csv                          Imports CSV formatted files (Using a predefined CSV Import filter, defined in the GUI)
  import-csvprofiles                  List all available csv profiles
  import-hinventory                   Imports files formatted in the hInventory XML syntax
  import-jdisc                        Imports data from a JDisc server (SQL server access is defined in the GUI)
  import-jdiscdiscovery               Triggers a JDisc discovery (API Access to the JDisc server is defined in the GUI)
  import-ocs                          Imports data from an OCS inventory NG server (SQL server access is defined in the GUI)
  import-syslog                       Imports data from a Syslog server textfile to the i-doit Logbook
  import-xml                          Imports files formatted in the i-doit XML syntax
  install                             Install the i-doit application
  ldap-sync                           Synchronizes LDAP user accounts with i-doit user objects
  ldap-syncdn                         Synchronizes LDAP user DN attributes with i-doit user objects (Only needs to be run when migrating between different LDAP sources)
  license-add                         Add license into i-doit
  license-assign                      Assign hosting license to i-doit tenant
  license-import                      Import licenses from the i-doit server
  license-key                         Set license key for i-doit
  license-list                        List of the licenses:  id, type of license, assigned tenant, organisation, valid from, expire date, amount of licensed objects, amount of used objects, licensed add-ons
  license-remove                      Remove license from i-doit
  list                                Lists commands
  logbook-archive                     Archives Logbook entries (Settings are defined in the GUI)
  migrate-uploaded-files              Migrates uploaded files in i-doit <v1.13 to v.1.14>
  notifications-send                  Sends out e-mails for notifications defined in the notification add-on
  report-export                       Executes an i-doit report and saves it to a file as CSV, TXT, PDF or XML
  search                              Triggers a search and gives the results as formatted text table
  search-index                        Deletes current search index and create it
  strip-description-html              With this command you can strip html tags in description field of all categories and objects
  sync-dynamic-groups                 Syncronize dynamic group members
  system-autoincrement                Changes the initial autoincrement value for all i-doit database tables (Affects everything, Object-IDs, category entries, etc. Use with caution!)
  system-checkforupdates              Checks for i-doit core updates
  system-convert-non-innodb-tables    Converts all tables which are not in INNODB to INNODB (Affects database encoding. Use with caution!)
  system-convert-non-utf8-tables      Changes all non-UTF8-tables to UTF8 (Affects database encoding. Use with caution!)
  system-location-fix                 Performs the location fix from the systemtools GUI
  system-objectcleanup                Purges optionally objects that are in the state unfinished, archived or deleted
  system-objectrelations              Regenerates all object relation names
  system-refresh-table-configuration  Refreshes all available list configurations (object types and categories)
  tenant-create                       Create tenant in i-doit
  tenant-disable                      Disables the tenant with specific id
  tenant-enable                       Enables the tenant with specific id
  tenant-list                         Shows list of available tenants
  tenant-remove                       Remove the i-doit Tenant
  uninstall                           Uninstall the i-doit application
  update                              Update the i-doit application

Authentication Process

In order to access i-doit via the CLI an authentication is required for most of the commands. For this purpose, you hand over a user name, the appropriate password and the desired tenant ID. With a default installation, in most cases the latter is "1".

cd /var/www/html/
sudo -u www-data php console.php [COMMAND] --user admin --password admin --tenantId 1 [FURTHER OPTIONs]

The user "controller"

We recommend creating a dedicated user in i-doit for the application of the CLI. If this user is to be configured as local user, create it as object of the type Persons with the desired credentials in the Persons → Login category. This user should receive admin rights. The rights assignment can be carried out through allocation to the predefined Person group Admin.


Often commands are accompanied by further arguments. Therefore each command provides a help via --help:

cd /var/www/html/
sudo -u www-data php console.php search --help

Furthermore, some commands provide examples via --usage.


Commandpro Versionopen VersionAdd-onDescription
addon-activateyesyes-Activate add-on
addon-deactivateyesyes-Deactivate add-on

Install add-on

addon-listyesyes-Shows list of installed add-ons
admin-center-cryptohash-resetyesyes-The crypto-hash of i-doit is changed, which renews the entire encryption (ATTENTION! A backup should be created prior to execution)
admin-center-password-resetyesyes-Reset the password for the Admin Center
auth-cleanupyesyesClean up of authorization system
check_mk-exportyesyesCheck_MK 1 / 2Export of configuration files for Checkmk
check_mk-livestatusyesyesCheck_MK 1 / 2Write actual status from Checkmk into log book
clear-credentialsyesyes-Removes user credentials
helpyesyes-Displays the help for a command

Import data from a CSV file


List all CSV import profiles

import-hinventoryyesyesImport data from h-inventory
import-jdiscyesyesImport data from JDisc Discovery
import-jdiscdiscoveryyesyesStart a scan in JDisc Discovery
import-ocsyesyesImport data from OCS Inventory NG

Import data from a Syslog into the i-doit logbook

import-xmlyesyesImport data from XML
ldap-syncyesyesImport persons and person groups from an LDAP directory or Active Directory (AD)
ldap-syncdnyesyesSynchronise the distinguished name (DN) of the users (see LDAP category) from an LDAP/AD
license-addyesno-Adds a license for i-doit (in progress)
license-assignyesno-Assigns a hosting license to a client (in progress)
license-importyesno-Imports licenses from the i-doit Server (in progress)
license-keyyesno-Sets a license key for i-doit (in process)
license-listyesno-Lists all licenses with all information (ID; product; type; start date; end date; licensed objects; licensed clients; environment)
license-removeyesno-Removes licenses from i-doit
logbook-archiveyesyesArchive logbook entries
maintenanceyesyesMaintenanceSends notifications of scheduled maintenance from the Maintenance Add-on
nagios-ndoutilsyesyesNagiosWrite actual status from Nagios into logbook
report-exportyesnoExport a report as file
searchyesyesSearch in i-doit

Create/ renew search index


Set auto_increment of MariaDB-/MySQL tables to a positive integer value


Search for i-doit updates

system-convert-non-innodb-tablesyesyes-Converts all tables that are not in INNODB to INNODB (Affects the database coding. Use with caution!)
system-convert-non-utf8-tablesyesyes-Converts all non-UTF8 tables to UTF8 tables (Affects database encoding. Use with caution!)
system-location-fixyesyes-Executes the location correction from the GUI on the console
system-maintenancecontractyesyesSend e-mail for maintenance contracts

Clean up objects


Recreate object relations

system-refresh-table-configurationyesyes-Refresh all available list configurations (object types and categories)

Add a new tenant


Deactivate an existing tenant

tenant-enableyesnoActivate an existing tenant

List all available tenants

tenant-removeyesno-Remove an existing tenant
uninstallyesyes-Uninstalls i-doit
updateyesyes-Installs i-doit updates
workflows-processyesyesSend workflow notifications via e-mail