amazon.aws.aws_secret – Look up secrets stored in AWS Secrets Manager.

Note

This plugin is part of the amazon.aws collection (version 1.5.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install amazon.aws.

To use it in a playbook, specify: amazon.aws.aws_secret.

Synopsis

  • Look up secrets stored in AWS Secrets Manager provided the caller has the appropriate permissions to read the secret.

  • Lookup is based on the secret’s Name value.

  • Optional parameters can be passed into this lookup; version_id and version_stage

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this lookup.

  • boto3

  • botocore>=1.10.0

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
string / required
Name of the secret to look up in AWS Secrets Manager.
aws_access_key
string
env:EC2_ACCESS_KEY
env:AWS_ACCESS_KEY
env:AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID
The AWS access key to use.

aliases: aws_access_key_id
aws_profile
string
env:AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE
env:AWS_PROFILE
The AWS profile

aliases: boto_profile
aws_secret_key
string
env:EC2_SECRET_KEY
env:AWS_SECRET_KEY
env:AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY
The AWS secret key that corresponds to the access key.

aliases: aws_secret_access_key
aws_security_token
string
env:EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN
env:AWS_SESSION_TOKEN
env:AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN
The AWS security token if using temporary access and secret keys.
bypath
boolean
added in 1.4.0 of amazon.aws
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
A boolean to indicate whether the parameter is provided as a hierarchy.
join
boolean
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Join two or more entries to form an extended secret.
This is useful for overcoming the 4096 character limit imposed by AWS.
No effect when used with bypath.
nested
boolean
added in 1.4.0 of amazon.aws
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
A boolean to indicate the secret contains nested values.
on_denied
string
    Choices:
  • error ←
  • skip
  • warn
Action to take if access to the secret is denied.
error will raise a fatal error when access to the secret is denied.
skip will silently ignore the denied secret.
warn will skip over the denied secret but issue a warning.
on_missing
string
    Choices:
  • error ←
  • skip
  • warn
Action to take if the secret is missing.
error will raise a fatal error when the secret is missing.
skip will silently ignore the missing secret.
warn will skip over the missing secret but issue a warning.
region
string
env:EC2_REGION
env:AWS_REGION
The region for which to create the connection.
version_id
string
Version of the secret(s).
version_stage
string
Stage of the secret version.

Examples

- name: lookup secretsmanager secret in the current region
  debug: msg="{{ lookup('amazon.aws.aws_secret', '/path/to/secrets', bypath=true) }}"

- name: Create RDS instance with aws_secret lookup for password param
  rds:
    command: create
    instance_name: app-db
    db_engine: MySQL
    size: 10
    instance_type: db.m1.small
    username: dbadmin
    password: "{{ lookup('amazon.aws.aws_secret', 'DbSecret') }}"
    tags:
      Environment: staging

- name: skip if secret does not exist
  debug: msg="{{ lookup('amazon.aws.aws_secret', 'secret-not-exist', on_missing='skip')}}"

- name: warn if access to the secret is denied
  debug: msg="{{ lookup('amazon.aws.aws_secret', 'secret-denied', on_denied='warn')}}"

- name: lookup secretsmanager secret in the current region using the nested feature
  debug: msg="{{ lookup('amazon.aws.aws_secret', 'secrets.environments.production.password', nested=true) }}"
  # The secret can be queried using the following syntax: `aws_secret_object_name.key1.key2.key3`.
  # If an object is of the form `{"key1":{"key2":{"key3":1}}}` the query would return the value `1`.

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this lookup:

Key Returned Description
_raw
string
success
Returns the value of the secret stored in AWS Secrets Manager.



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