community.general.keyring lookup – grab secrets from the OS keyring

Note

This lookup plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 5.6.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

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

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

Synopsis

  • Allows you to access data stored in the OS provided keyring/keychain.

Requirements

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

  • keyring (python library)

Examples

- name: output secrets to screen (BAD IDEA)
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "Password: {{item}}"
  with_community.general.keyring:
    - 'servicename username'

- name: access mysql with password from keyring
  mysql_db: login_password={{lookup('community.general.keyring','mysql joe')}} login_user=joe

Return Values

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

Key

Description

_raw

list / elements=string

Secrets stored.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Samuel Boucher

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.