Handling secrets in your Ansible playbooks


Handling secrets in your Ansible playbooks

This article discusses how to manage secrets, such as passwords, in your Ansible playbooks. It explores the different ways that Ansible can fit into any workflow in a secure, easy to use manner.
Anthony Critelli
Mon, 2/8/2021 at 9:56pm


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It’s finally happened. You’ve gone all-in with Ansible. You’ve read all the great articles, seen the use cases, and are excited to start building repeatable infrastructure and managing your configuration as code. There’s just one problem: You have a configuration file or a task that requires a password or other piece of mission-critical information. You know that you shouldn’t store the password in your plaintext files, so you’re not quite sure where it should go.

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