Decrypt an Ansible Vault - ansible vault
How to decrypt an Ansible vault file using the ansible-vault command line utility.
How to decrypt an Ansible Vault?
From an encrypted file to plaintext using the correct password. I will show you a live demo with some simple Ansible code. I’m Luca Berton, and welcome to today’s episode of Ansible Pilot.
- Included in Ansible installation
- Ansible Vault
- command line
ansible-vault command is included in every Ansible installation for the most modern operating system.
It is a command line tool so interact with that using your terminal.
ansible-vault command, you could perform any Ansible vault operation: encryption, decryption, change of password, etc.
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I will show you how to decrypt an Ansible Vault using the ansible-vault command line utility. At the beginning of this example, we start with an encrypted Ansible vault, and once we enter the correct password, we obtain a cleartext file.
$ ansible-vault decrypt encrypted-to-plain.yml Vault password: Decryption successful
$ cat encrypted-to-plain.yml $ANSIBLE_VAULT;1.1;AES256 65333637643363376438633838346563353666636433613032333663666137613839333564393238 3930333031633134346461303636623937353561643464390a363534383938396336346130653231 34356437363733313638336437343735366362343031663866326135633538373237646537356638 6163373837343332660a323666666534353561656464353033613137333463316534663062643561 34373865636163626163313235393239653539356665373361373939633138373137643264386533 3761646565643732396531313561366364353031373731353839
$ cat encrypted-to-plain.yml --- password: mysupersecretpassword
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