If you created an account on the Scalingo web dashboard by using GitHub authentication, login with the CLI requires you to take one of these actions:

  • Add a password to your account on the profile page.
  • Add a SSH key to your account on the dedicated page.

And then use scalingo login.

You can also add a token to your account on the API Tokens page. Then use it to login with scalingo login --api-token <token>

List of Ports Needed To Be Opened

To access all the features of our CLI, some ports must be accessible from the machine where you want to use the CLI.

If you have a firewall, you need to open these ports for these addresses so that some features of the CLI can work properly.

To use git push, git pull and db-tunnel features, open this port:

Region Name Address Port Protocol
osc-fr1 22 TCP
osc-secnum-fr1 22 TCP

To use databases command such as pgsql-console, open this port:

Region Name Address Port Protocol
osc-fr1 5000 TCP
osc-secnum-fr1 5000 TCP


For all subcommands:

  • You can use the environment variable SCALINGO_APP instead of using the --app flag
  • You can use the flag --region or the environment variable SCALINGO_REGION to let the CLI knows which region to use.
  • If your current directory is the base directory of your project and that your Git repository has a remote named scalingo, you don’t need to specify `–app `. It will be detected automatically.
  • If you want to specify a different remote name, you can do it by using --remote or -r flag followed by the name.
  • If you connect to the internet through a proxy, define the standard environment variables HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY with your proxy hostname and port (e.g.


Update the default region used by the CLI:

scalingo config --region osc-fr1

Application Detection

We try to detect automatically the name of your application according to:

  • SCALINGO_APP environment variable
  • -a|--app flag of the command line to specify an application name
  • -r|--remote flag of the command line to specify a remote Git
  • scalingo remote of your Git repository

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