15.57. taler-merchant-httpd(1)

15.57.1. Name

taler-merchant-httpd - Run Taler merchant backend (with RESTful API)

15.57.2. Synopsis

taler-merchant-httpd [-a**_|_–auth**] [-C | –connection-close] [-c FILENAME | –config=FILENAME] [-h | –help] [-L LOGLEVEL | –loglevel=LOGLEVEL] [-l FILENAME | –logfile=FILENAME] [-T USEC | –timetravelUSEC] [-v | –version]

15.57.3. Description

taler-merchant-httpd is a command-line tool to run the Taler merchant (HTTP backend). The required configuration and database must exist before running this command.

15.57.4. Options

-a TOKEN | –auth=TOKEN

Use TOKEN for initial access control to the merchant backend. TOKEN must start with the “secret-token:” prefix, as per RFC 8959. The value given in TOKEN must appear in backoffice requests to the default instance of the merchant, i.e. “Authorization: Bearer TOKEN” to obtain access to the merchant backend. Note that setting a passphrase for the default instance by any means will block future access via TOKEN. This is basically a way to reset the passphrase protecting access. TOKEN should be a “pchar” as per RFC 8959, but this is NOT checked. Note that TOKEN will only grant access to the ‘default’ instance, not other instances. Instead of using the command-line, which exposes TOKEN to users on the system, you may want to consider setting the TALER_MERCHANT_TOKEN environment variable instead.

-C | –connection-close

Force each HTTP connection to be closed after each request (useful in combination with -f to avoid having to wait for nc to time out).


Use the configuration and other resources for the merchant to operate from FILENAME.

-h | –help

Print short help on options.


Specifies the log level to use. Accepted values are: DEBUG, INFO, WARNING, ERROR.


Send logging output to FILENAME.

-T USEC | –timetravel=USEC

Modify the system time by USEC microseconds. USEC may be prefixed with + or - (e.g. -T +300). This option is intended for debugging/testing only.

-v | –version

Print version information.

15.57.5. Signals


Sending a SIGTERM to the process will cause it to shutdown cleanly.

15.57.6. Environment Variables


Like the “-a” option, resets the access token for the default instance to the given value.

15.57.7. See Also

taler-merchant-dbinit(1), taler-merchant-setup-reserve(1), taler.conf(5)

15.57.8. Bugs

Report bugs by using Mantis https://bugs.taler.net/ or by sending electronic mail to <taler@gnu.org>