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CLI Installation

To use the CLI, you need to install Python and the Python package manager pip on your system.

The supported Python versions are 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.11 and 3.12.

KX Nexus

The KX Nexus repository will be sunsetted in the future. Nexus links on this page are provided as a temporary alternative to the KX Downloads Portal for existing users. The KX Downloads Portal is the preferred repository for all use cases and KX Nexus links will be removed once the KX Nexus repository is decommissioned.


Python and pip command names

python and pip must be available on your PATH. If alternative commands such as python3 are required, update the commands appropriately.

To install from the KX Downloads Portal, run pip install with the appropriate credentials.

Existing users can use KX Nexus instead of the KX Downloads Portal until Nexus is removed in a future version. To use KX Nexus, replace the URL in the following commands with

pip --no-input install --extra-index-url kxicli

To install a specific version, run:

KXI_CLI_VERSION=x.y.z # replace with the version you want to install
pip --no-input install --extra-index-url kxicli==$KXI_CLI_VERSION

You can see available versions on the KX Downloads Portal.

Once installed, kxi is available for you to execute.

If the installation fails, you can run pip with the --verbose modifier to find more information.

pip --no-input install --verbose --extra-index-url kxicli==$KXI_CLI_VERSION


To upgrade the CLI, run the pip install command with the --upgrade modifier as in the below example:

# pass the '--upgrade' flag to pip
pip --no-input install --upgrade --extra-index-url kxicli


To uninstall the CLI, run the following command:

pip uninstall kxicli

Air-gapped environments

By default, pip installs dependencies from the internet. To install the CLI in an air-gapped environment, you must download the dependencies on a machine connected to the internet and transfer the dependencies to the air-gapped environment.

  1. Download the CLI and dependencies on an internet-enabled machine

    pip --no-input download -d bundle setuptools wheel --extra-index-url kxicli
    tar -zcf bundle.tar.gz bundle
  2. Copy bundle.tar.gz to your air-gapped environment and run these commands to install it

    tar -zxf bundle.tar.gz
    pip install --no-index --find-links bundle kxicli

Target environment

The above commands assume the interpreter and system that the dependencies are downloaded on match those of the target environment. If this is not the case, use the --platform, --python-version, --implementation, and --abi options to fetch the dependencies matching the target environment.