# Command Line Interface¶

The Solar Forecast Arbiter command line interface (CLI) is used to automate a handful of common tasks. After installing solarforecastarbiter, the command line intereface may be invoked using the solararbiter command. Run solararbiter -h for help. The CLI may also be accessed using python solarforecastarbiter.cli.

CLI tasks that use the API will look for credentials stored in the environment variables SFA_API_USER and SFA_API_PASSWORD.

 validate Run the validation tasks for a given set of observations referencedata fetchnwp Retrieve weather forecasts with variables relevant to solar power from the NCEP NOMADS server. referencenwp Make the reference NWP forecasts that should be issued around run_time report Make a report.