community.hashi_vault.vault_kv1_get module – Get a secret from HashiCorp Vault’s KV version 1 secret store

Note

This module is part of the community.hashi_vault collection (version 4.0.0).

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.hashi\_vault. You need further requirements to be able to use this module, see Requirements for details.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.hashi_vault.vault_kv1_get.

New in community.hashi_vault 2.5.0

Synopsis

  • Gets a secret from HashiCorp Vault’s KV version 1 secret store.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

auth_method

string

Authentication method to be used.

none auth method was added in collection version 1.2.0.

cert auth method was added in collection version 1.4.0.

aws_iam_login was renamed aws_iam in collection version 2.1.0 and was removed in 3.0.0.

azure auth method was added in collection version 3.2.0.

Choices:

  • "token" ← (default)

  • "userpass"

  • "ldap"

  • "approle"

  • "aws_iam"

  • "azure"

  • "jwt"

  • "cert"

  • "none"

aws_access_key

aliases: aws_access_key_id

string

The AWS access key to use.

aws_iam_server_id

string

added in community.hashi_vault 0.2.0

If specified, sets the value to use for the X-Vault-AWS-IAM-Server-ID header as part of GetCallerIdentity request.

aws_profile

aliases: boto_profile

string

The AWS profile

aws_secret_key

aliases: aws_secret_access_key

string

The AWS secret key that corresponds to the access key.

aws_security_token

string

The AWS security token if using temporary access and secret keys.

azure_client_id

string

added in community.hashi_vault 3.2.0

The client ID (also known as application ID) of the Azure AD service principal or managed identity. Should be a UUID.

If not specified, will use the system assigned managed identity.

azure_client_secret

string

added in community.hashi_vault 3.2.0

The client secret of the Azure AD service principal.

azure_resource

string

added in community.hashi_vault 3.2.0

The resource URL for the application registered in Azure Active Directory. Usually should not be changed from the default.

Default: "https://management.azure.com/"

azure_tenant_id

string

added in community.hashi_vault 3.2.0

The Azure Active Directory Tenant ID (also known as the Directory ID) of the service principal. Should be a UUID.

Required when using a service principal to authenticate to Vault, e.g. required when both azure_client_id and azure_client_secret are specified.

Optional when using managed identity to authenticate to Vault.

ca_cert

aliases: cacert

string

Path to certificate to use for authentication.

If not specified by any other means, the VAULT_CACERT environment variable will be used.

cert_auth_private_key

path

added in community.hashi_vault 1.4.0

For cert auth, path to the private key file to authenticate with, in PEM format.

cert_auth_public_key

path

added in community.hashi_vault 1.4.0

For cert auth, path to the certificate file to authenticate with, in PEM format.

engine_mount_point

string

The path where the secret backend is mounted.

Default: "kv"

jwt

string

The JSON Web Token (JWT) to use for JWT authentication to Vault.

mount_point

string

Vault mount point.

If not specified, the default mount point for a given auth method is used.

Does not apply to token authentication.

namespace

string

Vault namespace where secrets reside. This option requires HVAC 0.7.0+ and Vault 0.11+.

Optionally, this may be achieved by prefixing the authentication mount point and/or secret path with the namespace (e.g mynamespace/secret/mysecret).

If environment variable VAULT_NAMESPACE is set, its value will be used last among all ways to specify namespace.

password

string

Authentication password.

path

string / required

Vault KV path to be read.

This is relative to the engine_mount_point, so the mount path should not be included.

proxies

any

added in community.hashi_vault 1.1.0

URL(s) to the proxies used to access the Vault service.

It can be a string or a dict.

If it’s a dict, provide the scheme (eg. http or https) as the key, and the URL as the value.

If it’s a string, provide a single URL that will be used as the proxy for both http and https schemes.

A string that can be interpreted as a dictionary will be converted to one (see examples).

You can specify a different proxy for HTTP and HTTPS resources.

If not specified, environment variables from the Requests library are used.

region

string

The AWS region for which to create the connection.

retries

any

added in community.hashi_vault 1.3.0

Allows for retrying on errors, based on the Retry class in the urllib3 library.

This collection defines recommended defaults for retrying connections to Vault.

This option can be specified as a positive number (integer) or dictionary.

If this option is not specified or the number is 0, then retries are disabled.

A number sets the total number of retries, and uses collection defaults for the other settings.

A dictionary value is used directly to initialize the Retry class, so it can be used to fully customize retries.

For detailed information on retries, see the collection User Guide.

retry_action

string

added in community.hashi_vault 1.3.0

Controls whether and how to show messages on retries.

This has no effect if a request is not retried.

Choices:

  • "ignore"

  • "warn" ← (default)

role_id

string

Vault Role ID or name. Used in approle, aws_iam, azure and cert auth methods.

For cert auth, if no role_id is supplied, the default behavior is to try all certificate roles and return any one that matches.

For azure auth, role_id is required.

secret_id

string

Secret ID to be used for Vault AppRole authentication.

timeout

integer

added in community.hashi_vault 1.3.0

Sets the connection timeout in seconds.

If not set, then the hvac library’s default is used.

token

string

Vault token. Token may be specified explicitly, through the listed [env] vars, and also through the VAULT_TOKEN env var.

If no token is supplied, explicitly or through env, then the plugin will check for a token file, as determined by token_path and token_file.

The order of token loading (first found wins) is token param -> ansible var -> ANSIBLE_HASHI_VAULT_TOKEN -> VAULT_TOKEN -> token file.

token_file

string

If no token is specified, will try to read the token from this file in token_path.

Default: ".vault-token"

token_path

string

If no token is specified, will try to read the token_file from this path.

token_validate

boolean

added in community.hashi_vault 0.2.0

For token auth, will perform a lookup-self operation to determine the token’s validity before using it.

Disable if your token does not have the lookup-self capability.

Choices:

  • false ← (default)

  • true

url

string

URL to the Vault service.

If not specified by any other means, the value of the VAULT_ADDR environment variable will be used.

If VAULT_ADDR is also not defined then an error will be raised.

username

string

Authentication user name.

validate_certs

boolean

Controls verification and validation of SSL certificates, mostly you only want to turn off with self signed ones.

Will be populated with the inverse of VAULT_SKIP_VERIFY if that is set and validate_certs is not explicitly provided.

Will default to true if neither validate_certs or VAULT_SKIP_VERIFY are set.

Choices:

  • false

  • true

Attributes

Attribute

Support

Description

action_group

Action group: community.hashi_vault.vault

Use group/community.hashi_vault.vault in module_defaults to set defaults for this module.

check_mode

Support: full

This module is “read only” and operates the same regardless of check mode.

See Also

See also

community.hashi_vault.vault_kv1_get lookup

The official documentation for the community.hashi_vault.vault_kv1_get lookup plugin.

community.hashi_vault.vault_kv2_get

The official documentation on the community.hashi_vault.vault_kv2_get module.

KV1 Secrets Engine

Documentation for the Vault KV secrets engine, version 1.

Examples

- name: Read a kv1 secret from Vault via the remote host with userpass auth
  community.hashi_vault.vault_kv1_get:
    url: https://vault:8201
    path: hello
    auth_method: userpass
    username: user
    password: '{{ passwd }}'
  register: response
  # equivalent API path is kv/hello

- name: Display the results
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg:
      - "Secret: {{ response.secret }}"
      - "Data: {{ response.data }} (same as secret in kv1)"
      - "Metadata: {{ response.metadata }} (response info in kv1)"
      - "Full response: {{ response.raw }}"
      - "Value of key 'password' in the secret: {{ response.secret.password }}"

- name: Read a secret from kv1 with a different mount via the remote host
  community.hashi_vault.vault_kv1_get:
    url: https://vault:8201
    engine_mount_point: custom/kv1/mount
    path: hello
  register: response
  # equivalent API path is custom/kv1/mount/hello

- name: Display the results
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg:
      - "Secret: {{ response.secret }}"
      - "Data: {{ response.data }} (same as secret in kv1)"
      - "Metadata: {{ response.metadata }} (response info in kv1)"
      - "Full response: {{ response.raw }}"

Return Values

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

Key

Description

data

dictionary

The data field of raw result. This can also be accessed via raw.data.

Returned: success

Sample: {"Key1": "value1", "Key2": "value2"}

metadata

dictionary

This is a synthetic result. It is the same as raw with data removed.

Returned: success

Sample: {"auth": null, "lease_duration": 2764800, "lease_id": "", "renewable": false, "request_id": "e99f145f-f02a-7073-1229-e3f191057a70", "warnings": null, "wrap_info": null}

raw

dictionary

The raw result of the read against the given path.

Returned: success

Sample: {"auth": null, "data": {"Key1": "value1", "Key2": "value2"}, "lease_duration": 2764800, "lease_id": "", "renewable": false, "request_id": "e99f145f-f02a-7073-1229-e3f191057a70", "warnings": null, "wrap_info": null}

secret

dictionary

The data field of the raw result. This is identical to data in the return values.

Returned: success

Sample: {"Key1": "value1", "Key2": "value2"}

Authors

  • Brian Scholer (@briantist)