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HashiCorp Vault API client

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HashiCorp Vault API client for Python 2.7/3.x

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Tested against Vault v0.1.2 and HEAD. Requires v0.1.2 or later.


Documentation for this module is hosted on

Getting started


pip install hvac


pip install "hvac[parser]"

if you would like to be able to return parsed HCL data as a Python dict for methods that support it.

Initialize the client

import os

import hvac

# Using plaintext
client = hvac.Client()
client = hvac.Client(url='http://localhost:8200')
client = hvac.Client(url='http://localhost:8200', token=os.environ['VAULT_TOKEN'])

# Using TLS
client = hvac.Client(url='https://localhost:8200')

# Using TLS with client-side certificate authentication
client = hvac.Client(url='https://localhost:8200', cert=('path/to/cert.pem', 'path/to/key.pem'))

Read and write to secret backends

client.write('secret/foo', baz='bar', lease='1h')



Authenticate using token auth backend

# Token
client.token = 'MY_TOKEN'
assert client.is_authenticated() # => True

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