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CLI tool for hashicorp vault

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vault-cli is a Python 3.6+ tool that offers simple interactions to manipulate secrets from Hashicorp Vault. With vault-cli, your secrets can be kept secret, while following 12-factor principles.

Some features

  • Configure once, use everywhere thanks to cascading (local, user, global) YAML configuration file

  • Read, browse, write, move, delete secrets easily

  • Read multiple secrets at once, as YAML

  • Launch processes with your secrets as environment variables

  • Launch processes with ssh-agent configured from your vault

  • Write templated files with secrets inside

vault-cli tries to make accessing secrets both secure and painless.


Here are a few things you might do with vault-cli:

$ # Install:
$ pip install vault-cli

$ # Write a secret:
$ vault-cli set mysecret mykey --prompt
Please enter a value for key `mykey` of `mysecret`: *******

$ # Read a secret:
$ vault-cli get mysecret mykey

$ # Load a secret into the environment variables:
$ vault-cli env --envvar mysecret -- env | grep MYSECRET

$ # Load an ssh key into your ssh-agent:
$ vault-cli ssh --key ssh_private_key -- ssh -T
Hi <username>! You've successfully authenticated, but GitHub does not provide shell access.


The package is young but supported and alive. We’re mindful of deprecations through semantic versionning and accepting bug reports and feature requests.

Where to go from here

The complete docs is probably the best place to learn about the project.

If you encounter a bug, or want to get in touch, you’re always welcome to open a ticket.

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