Vonage CLI is v1.0.0
Published on September 21, 2021

Today marks a very proud moment for everyone here. Our Vonage CLI (Command Line Interface) is now v1.0.0. I honestly couldn't be happier with how things have gone so far, and I know they will only get better from here.

What's In v1?


You can now manage your applications from the command line. The Vonage CLI will allow you to create, update, link numbers to, and even delete applications.

vonage apps --help vonage apps:create

You will also be able to manage application users, in-app conversations, and conversation members.


At the core of Vonage is the telephone - it's how I first learned of them 17 years ago. The Vonage CLI will let you buy or cancel phone numbers, search our inventory, and view yours.

vonage numbers --help vonage numbers:search US

Number Insights

Vonage's Number Insight API delivers real-time intelligence about a phone number's validity, reachability, and roaming status. You can now have these insights on the command line - in basic, standard and advanced.

vonage numberinsight --help

JWT and Friends

And lastly, the Vonage CLI can create a JWT in your terminal for testing and development. You can also check your account balance.

vonage jwt --help vonage balance --help

Getting Started

The latest core is on npm and you can install it with:

npm install -g @vonage/cli

Once you have that installed, you will need to go to your dashboard to grab your API key and secret, and set your config with the following:

vonage config:set --apiKey=XXXXXX --apiSecret=XXXXXX

Now you are set to start exploring using --help, -h on any command.

What happens to the Nexmo CLI?

The Nexmo CLI will move into maintenance mode and receive bug fixes for the next year—until September 21, 2022. At that time, it will officially deprecate and will no longer be supported.

Final Request

I only want the best tools here, but I can't do it without you. Your feedback and support are fantastic, and with all of us working together, we can make the future of our CLI something special.

Feel free to drop me a line @kellyjandrews, send me an issue, or email us at devrel@vonage.com.

Kelly J Andrews

Kelly J Andrews is a developer advocate for Nexmo and has been tinkering with computers for over 30 years, using BASIC for the first time at the age of 5.

It wasn't until building his first webpage in 1997, and trying out JavaScript for the first time that he found a true calling. Kelly now fights for JavaScript, testable code, and fast delivery.

You can find him singing karaoke, performing magic, or cheering for the Cubs and Fighting Irish.

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