Pantheon (Terminus)

Terminus is Pantheon’s command line tool. It enables you to do almost everything in a terminal that you can do in the Dashboard, and much more.

Terminus is pre-installed in the cli container. Note: required docksal/cli version: 2.1.0+.


Follow the official docs to generate your machine token.

Add the token to $HOME/docksal/docksal.env:


Refresh cli service configuration with fin project start. This will inject the token into cli and authenticate the container with Pantheon.

Use fin terminus <command> from the host or terminus <command> inside cli.

Please refer to the official docs for usage details.

Note: It is also possible to add/override these values via .docksal/docksal.env and .docksal/docksal-local.env at the project level. Keep in mind, .docksal/docksal.env is a shared configuration file and should be committed to git. .docksal/docksal-local.env, on the other hand, can be used for local overrides and should be excluded from git. As such, it is best to use .docksal/docksal-local.env for any personal keys and tokens configured at the project level.


For easier integration with Pantheon environment use the pull command. This allows you to easily bring your assets (db, files, and code) down to your local environment quickly without manually running through the steps.