Starting SFDX: Authorize an Org

19:18:42.991 sfdx force:auth:web:login --setalias vscodeOrg --instanceurl https://login.salesforce.com --setdefaultusername spawn UNKNOWN CLIError: timed out at Object.error (C:\Users*\AppData\Local\sfdx\client\7.163.0-ea5a9c6\node_modules@oclif\core\lib\errors\index.js:28:15) at C:\Users*\AppData\Local\sfdx\client\7.163.0-ea5a9c6\node_modules@oclif\core\lib\cli-ux\index.js:25:66 at async flush (C:\Users***\AppData\Local\sfdx\client\7.163.0-ea5a9c6\node_modules@oclif\core\lib\cli-ux\index.js:121:9) { oclif: { exit: 2 }, code: undefined }

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There can be multiple reasons for timeout:

  • network traffic between the environment you execute this command in and salesforce is not whitelisted
  • programs in the environment you are in blocks it (like antivirus)
  • Internal Salesforce issue either with an instance or SFDX CLI version - try using a different version
  • inspect logs in %HOMEPATH%/.sfdx/sfdx.log - maybe you will find the root cause there
  • ask colleagues to check if they are having the same issue with their users. Try using other credentials.
  • Try looking for a similar issue on SFDX CLI Github page. If there is nothing post your question with details there.
  • Is the same issue occurring when you authenticate using jwt?

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