|ANSIBLE-VAULT(1)||System administration commands||ANSIBLE-VAULT(1)|
ansible-vault - encryption/decryption utility for Ansible data files
ansible-vault [create|decrypt|edit|encrypt|encrypt_string|rekey|view] [options] [vaultfile.yml]
can encrypt any structured data file used by Ansible. This can include group_vars/ or host_vars/ inventory variables, variables loaded by include_vars or vars_files, or variable files passed on the ansible- playbook command line with -e @file.yml or -e @file.json. Role variables and defaults are also included!
Because Ansible tasks, handlers, and other objects are data, these can also be encrypted with vault. If you'd like to not expose what variables you are using, you can keep an individual task file entirely encrypted.
The password used with vault currently must be the same for all files you wish to use together at the same time.
- create and open a file in an editor that will be encryped with the
provided vault secret when closed
- decrypt the supplied file using the provided vault secret
- open and decrypt an existing vaulted file in an editor, that will be
encryped again when closed
- encrypt the supplied file using the provided vault secret
- encrypt the supplied string using the provided vault secret
- re-encrypt a vaulted file with a new secret, the previous secret is
- open, decrypt and view an existing vaulted file using a pager using the supplied vault secret
The following environment variables may be specified.
ANSIBLE_CONFIG -- Specify override location for the ansible config file
Many more are available for most options in ansible.cfg
For a full list check https://docs.ansible.com/. or use the ansible-config command.
/etc/ansible/ansible.cfg -- Config file, used if present
~/.ansible.cfg -- User config file, overrides the default config if present
./ansible.cfg -- Local config file (in current working direcotry) assumed to be 'project specific' and overrides the rest if present.
As mentioned above, the ANSIBLE_CONFIG environment variable will override all others.
Ansible was originally written by Michael DeHaan.
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