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hashi_vault – retrieve secrets from HashiCorp’s vault

New in version 2.0.

Synopsis

  • retrieve secrets from HashiCorp’s vault

Requirements

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

  • hvac (python library)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
auth_method
-
    Choices:
  • userpass
  • ldap
  • approle
env:VAULT_AUTH_METHOD
Authentication method to be used.
userpass is added in version 2.8.
ca_cert
-
path to certificate to use for authentication.

aliases: cacert
mount_point
-
Default:
"ldap"
vault mount point, only required if you have a custom mount point.
namespace
-
added in 2.8
Default:
"None"
namespace where secrets reside. requires HVAC 0.7.0+ and Vault 0.11+.
password
-
Authentication password.
role_id
-
env:VAULT_ROLE_ID
Role id for a vault AppRole auth.
secret
- / required
query you are making.
secret_id
-
env:VAULT_SECRET_ID
Secret id for a vault AppRole auth.
token
-
env:VAULT_TOKEN
vault token.
url
-
Default:
"http://127.0.0.1:8200"
env:VAULT_ADDR
URL to vault service.
username
-
Authentication user name.
validate_certs
boolean
Default:
"yes"
controls verification and validation of SSL certificates, mostly you only want to turn off with self signed ones.

Notes

Note

  • Due to a current limitation in the HVAC library there won’t necessarily be an error if a bad endpoint is specified.

Examples

- debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('hashi_vault', 'secret=secret/hello:value token=c975b780-d1be-8016-866b-01d0f9b688a5 url=http://myvault:8200')}}"

- name: Return all secrets from a path
  debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('hashi_vault', 'secret=secret/hello token=c975b780-d1be-8016-866b-01d0f9b688a5 url=http://myvault:8200')}}"

- name: Vault that requires authentication via LDAP
  debug:
      msg: "{{ lookup('hashi_vault', 'secret=secret/hello:value auth_method=ldap mount_point=ldap username=myuser password=mypas url=http://myvault:8200')}}"

- name: Vault that requires authentication via username and password
  debug:
      msg: "{{ lookup('hashi_vault', 'secret=secret/hello:value auth_method=userpass username=myuser password=mypas url=http://myvault:8200')}}"

- name: Using an ssl vault
  debug:
      msg: "{{ lookup('hashi_vault', 'secret=secret/hola:value token=c975b780-d1be-8016-866b-01d0f9b688a5 url=https://myvault:8200 validate_certs=False')}}"

- name: using certificate auth
  debug:
      msg: "{{ lookup('hashi_vault', 'secret=secret/hi:value token=xxxx-xxx-xxx url=https://myvault:8200 validate_certs=True cacert=/cacert/path/ca.pem')}}"

- name: authenticate with a Vault app role
  debug:
      msg: "{{ lookup('hashi_vault', 'secret=secret/hello:value auth_method=approle role_id=myroleid secret_id=mysecretid url=http://myvault:8200')}}"

- name: Return all secrets from a path in a namespace
  debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('hashi_vault', 'secret=secret/hello token=c975b780-d1be-8016-866b-01d0f9b688a5 url=http://myvault:8200 namespace=teama/admins')}}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
_raw
-
secrets(s) requested



Status

Authors

  • Jonathan Davila <jdavila(at)ansible.com>

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