Encrypt project secrets
Utility for keeping your secrets encrypted. Also has a Go version.
For example, you have the following configuration file
but you can’t include that file in VCS because then your secret value would be exposed.
With secretcrypt, you can encrypt your secret using your AWS KMS master key aliased MyKey:
$ encrypt-secret kms alias/MyKey Enter plaintext: VerySecretValue! # enter kms:region=us-east-1:CiC/SXeuXDGRADRIjc0qcE... # shortened for brevity # --- or -- $ echo "VerySecretValue!" | encrypt-secret kms alias/MyKey kms:region=us-east-1:CiC/SXeuXDGRADRIjc0qcE... # shortened for brevity # only use piping when scripting, otherwise your secrets will be stored # in your shell's history!
use that secret in my config file
from secretcrypt import Secret MY_SECRET=Secret('kms:region=us-east-1:CiC/SXeuXDGRADRIjc0qcE...') # shortened for brevity
and get the plaintext like
print MY_SECRET.get() # VerySecretValue!
If you are using very sensitive secrets, you can ensure the plaintext is not kept in memory and is only encrypted on demand by using a stricter version:
from secretcrypt import StrictSecret MY_SECRET=StrictSecret('kms:region=us-east-1:CiC/SXeuXDGRADRIjc0qcE...') # shortened for brevity
and get the plaintext like
print MY_SECRET.decrypt() # VerySecretValue!
The KMS option uses AWS Key Management Service. When encrypting and decrypting KMS secrets, you need to provide which AWS region the is to be or was encrypted on, but it defaults to us-east-1.
So if you use a custom region, you must provide it to secretcrypt:
encrypt-secret kms --region us-west-1 alias/MyKey
This mode is meant for local and/or offline development usage. It generates a local key in your %USER_DATA_DIR% (see appdirs), so that the key cannot be accidentally committed to CVS.
It then uses that key to symmetrically encrypt and decrypt your secrets.
Password encryption - interactive only
The password encryption mode should not be used in your application - it is meant for easily sharing secrets among developers. It interactively prompts the user for a password when encrypting the secret. When decrypting, it prompts for the password again.
- Fixed readme formatting.
- added password encryption/decryption
- Python3 local module fixed issue with utf-8
- unpinned dependencies
- plaintexts are now returned as strings not as bytes
- BREAKING CHANGE: introduced new semantics for Secret and a new StrictSecret
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