Ansible Vault Support


AFAIK, Ansible vaults aren’t supported OTB.

Expected outcome:

You can store sensitive credentials in vaults that are protected by a password.

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foreman-tasks 0.14.2
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foreman_memcache 0.1.1
foreman_remote_execution 1.6.4

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As a workaround, you should be able to use the DEFAULT_VAULT_PASSWORD_FILE environment variable:

The vault password file to use. Equivalent to –vault-password-file or –vault-id
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Just FYI, this is more of a “if you run into this issue, this is a possible workaround” post. No support needed (unless there’s a better way to do this). I also think I saw a ticket for this FR.

You can also configure this setting via an ansible.cfg file under the defaults section:

vault_password_file = ~/.ansible_vault_password