I’m trying to figure out how to provide the following facilities to a Python script so that it can:
- Import Ansible Python modules
- Open up my defined
vault_password_fileand temporarily store in a Python variable
- Decrypt a referenced Ansible vaulted file
I found this code via google but it did not appear to work when I tried it:
import ansible.utils bar = dict() bar = ansible.utils._load_vars_from_path("secrets.yml", results=bar, vault_password="password") print bar
Throws this error:
$ python ansible-vault-ex.py Traceback (most recent call last): File "ansible-vault-ex.py", line 5, in <module> bar = ansible.utils._load_vars_from_path("credentials.vault", results=bar, vault_password="password") AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute '_load_vars_from_path'
When I investigated this I saw no indications of this function in any Ansible related files, leading me to believe that this method no longer worked with some newer version(s) of Ansible.
Bottom line is that I’d like some method for importing Ansible libraries/modules from a Python script, so that I can interact with
ansible-vaultmanaged files programmatically from Python.
Consider using the the ansible-vault package
Install it by:
$ pip install ansible-vault
and then it is as simple as:
from ansible_vault import Vault vault = Vault('password') print vault.load(open('/path/to/your/vault.yml').read())
To use the ansible code directly look at the source of that package. The simplest would be:
Ansible <= 2.3
from ansible.parsing.vault import VaultLib vault = VaultLib('password') print(vault.decrypt(open('/path/to/vault.yml').read()))
Ansible >= 2.4
from ansible.constants import DEFAULT_VAULT_ID_MATCH from ansible.parsing.vault import VaultLib, VaultSecret vault = VaultLib([(DEFAULT_VAULT_ID_MATCH, VaultSecret('password'.encode()))]) print(vault.decrypt(open('/path/to/vault.yml').read()))
The amount of source code is equal but the package provides automatic yaml parsing + handling of both Ansible versions.