community.general.credstash – retrieve secrets from Credstash on AWS

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 1.3.2).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.credstash.

Synopsis

Requirements

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

  • credstash (python library)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
list / elements=string / required
term or list of terms to lookup in the credit store
aws_access_key_id
string
env:AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID
AWS access key ID
aws_secret_access_key
string
env:AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY
AWS access key
aws_session_token
string
env:AWS_SESSION_TOKEN
AWS session token
profile_name
string
env:AWS_PROFILE
AWS profile to use for authentication
region
string
AWS region
table
string / required
Default:
"credential-store"
name of the credstash table to query
version
string
Credstash version

Examples

- name: first use credstash to store your secrets
  ansible.builtin.shell: credstash put my-github-password secure123

- name: "Test credstash lookup plugin -- get my github password"
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "Credstash lookup! {{ lookup('community.general.credstash', 'my-github-password') }}"

- name: "Test credstash lookup plugin -- get my other password from us-west-1"
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "Credstash lookup! {{ lookup('community.general.credstash', 'my-other-password', region='us-west-1') }}"

- name: "Test credstash lookup plugin -- get the company's github password"
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "Credstash lookup! {{ lookup('community.general.credstash', 'company-github-password', table='company-passwords') }}"

- name: Example play using the 'context' feature
  hosts: localhost
  vars:
    context:
      app: my_app
      environment: production
  tasks:

  - name: "Test credstash lookup plugin -- get the password with a context passed as a variable"
    ansible.builtin.debug:
      msg: "{{ lookup('community.general.credstash', 'some-password', context=context) }}"

  - name: "Test credstash lookup plugin -- get the password with a context defined here"
    ansible.builtin.debug:
      msg: "{{ lookup('community.general.credstash', 'some-password', context=dict(app='my_app', environment='production')) }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
_raw
string
success
Value(s) stored in Credstash.



Authors

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