Azure DevOps Extension
Keeper Secrets Manager integration into Azure DevOps for dynamic secrets retrieval

Features

  • Retrieve secrets from the Keeper Vault from an Azure DevOps pipeline
  • Set secret credentials as build arguments or environment variables
  • Copy secure files from the Keeper Vault
For a complete list of Keeper Secrets Manager features see the Overview

Prerequisites

This page documents the Secrets Manager Azure DevOps integration. In order to utilize this integration, you will need:
  • Keeper Secrets Manager access (See the Quick Start Guide for more details)
    • Secrets Manager addon enabled for your Keeper account
    • Membership in a Role with the Secrets Manager enforcement policy enabled
  • A Keeper Secrets Manager Application with secrets shared to it
  • An initialized Keeper Secrets Manager Configuration
    • The Azure DevOps integration accepts JSON and Base64 format configurations

Installation

Install the Keeper Secrets Manager Extension

Download from the Visual Studio Marketplace here or search for "Keeper Secrets Manager"
Enable the extension for your Azure organization by selecting an organization and clicking "Download".

Access Secrets From Azure Pipelines

In order to access secrets from the Keeper Vault, add a task to your Azure Pipelines YAML configuration file. Then query your records for the desired fields.

Create a Keeper Secrets Manager Task

Keeper Secrets Manager tasks look like this:
inputs:
keepersecretconfig: $(secret_config)
secrets: |
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i4x9Jcodg/field/password > var:var_password
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i4x9Jcodg/field/password > out:out_password
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i4x9Jcodg/field/password > out_password2
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i4x9Jcodg/file/cert.pem > file:/tmp/mycert.pem
In this example, 6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i4x9Jcodg is the Record UID. In order to add a task, you can create a task using a Task Form, or add it manually.

Add Task Using a Task Form

Search the Tasks menu for "Keeper Secrets Manager" to open the task form.
To fill in the task form and create a Keeper Secrets Manager Task, you will need:
While it is possible to simply copy a Keeper Secrets Manager configuration into the pipeline, we recommend keeping the Secrets Manager configuration in an Azure Key Vault that is accessible to your Azure Pipeline. See Microsoft's documentation to learn more about Azure Key Vault.
Submit the form to add a task to your configuration automatically.

Manually add Task

To add a task manually to the pipeline configuration, follow this syntax:
Syntax
Example
- task: <Task Name>
inputs:
keepersecretconfig: <Secrets Manager Configuration>
secrets: |
<Secrets Queries>
inputs:
keepersecretconfig: $(secret_config)
secrets: |
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/password > pazzword
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/login > LOGIN
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/file/build-vsix.sh > file:/tmp/build-vsix.sh

Keeper Secret Queries

Queries for secrets in the Keeper Vault use the following syntax:

Get a Standard Field Value

Syntax
[UID]/field/[FIELD NAME] > [VARIABLE NAME]
Example
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/password > my_password

Get a Custom Field Value

Syntax
[UID]/custom_field/[FIELD NAME] > [VARIABLE NAME]
Example
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/custom_field/notes > MyNotes

Get a Two-Factor Code

Syntax
[UID]/field/oneTimeCode > [VARIABLE NAME]
Example
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/oneTimeCode > MyOneTimeCode

Get a File

Syntax
[UID]/file/[SECRET FILE NAME] > file:[OUTPUT FILE NAME]
Example
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/file/cert.pem > file:secret-cert.pem

Variable Types

When saving a secret from the Keeper vault as a variable on your Pipeline, there are a few options for how to set those variables, depending on your needs.
OUT
out (default) sets the secret to a variable which is accessible in any jobs in the pipeline. If you do not define a variable type, out will be used by default.
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/password > pazzword
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/password > out:my_password
VAR
var sets the secret to a local variable, usable within the same pipeline job.
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/password > var:my_password
FILE
file sets the contents to a file. Usually used to access certificates and other files from the Keeper Vault.
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/file/build-vsix.sh > file:/tmp/build-vsix.sh
ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE
env set the secret as an environment variable which the build machine can access.
To do this, you first need to set the secret to a pipeline variable, then set it as an environment variable in the bash task.
name: getKeeperSecrets
inputs:
keepersecretconfig: $(sm-config)
secrets: |
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/password > var:var_password
- bash: |
echo "Using the mapped env variable: $MY_MAPPED_ENV_VAR_PASSWORD"
env:
$MY_MAPPED_ENV_VAR_PASSWORD: $(var_password)

Example Usage

Get Secrets From Keeper

This example pipeline sets secrets from the Keeper Vault to variables and echoes them. Note that echoed passwords are masked.
trigger:
- master
pool:
vmImage: ubuntu-latest
steps:
name: setKsmSecretsStep
inputs:
keepersecretconfig: $(sm-config)
secrets: |
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x4Jcodg/field/password > var:var_password
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x4Jcodg/field/password > out_password2
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x4Jcodg/field/password > out:out_password
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x4Jcodg/field/oneTimeCode > var:MyOneTimeCode
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x4Jcodg/file/build-vsix.sh > file:/tmp/build-vsix.sh
- bash: |
echo "Using an input-macro works : $(var_password)"
echo "Using an output variable (default method) : $(setKsmSecretsStep.out_password2)"
echo "Using an output variable : $(setKsmSecretsStep.out_password)"
echo "Using an output variable for totp : $(setKsmSecretsStep.out_password)"
echo "Using the mapped env var : $(MyOneTimeCode)"
echo "Check injected secret file : $(file /tmp/build-vsix.sh)"
env:
MY_MAPPED_ENV_VAR_PASSWORD: $(var_password) # the recommended way to map to an env variable
name: display_secret_values

Use Secrets in Multiple Jobs

This example gets passwords and files from Keeper, and utilizes those passwords and files in another job.
trigger:
- master
pool:
vmImage: ubuntu-latest
jobs:
- job: ksmSecrets
displayName: "Inject KSM Secrets"
steps:
name: setKsmSecretsStep
inputs:
keepersecretconfig: $(sm-config)
secrets: |
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/password > var:var_password
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/password > out:out_password
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/field/password > out_password2
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/file/mykey.pub > file:/tmp/public_key.pem
6ya_fdc6XTsZ7i7x9Jcodg/file/mykey.pem > file:/tmp/private_key.pem
- bash: |
echo "Using an input-macro works : $(var_password)"
echo "Using an output variable (default method) : $(setKsmSecretsStep.out_password2)"
echo "Using an output variable : $(setKsmSecretsStep.out_password)"
echo "Using the mapped env var : $MY_MAPPED_ENV_VAR_PASSWORD"
echo "Check injected secret file : $(file /tmp/public_key.pem)"
env:
MY_MAPPED_ENV_VAR_PASSWORD: $(var_password) # the recommended way to map to an env variable
name: display_secret_values
- bash: |
cat << EOF > decrypted.txt
This is a decrypted message
EOF
name: create_text_file
- bash: cat decrypted.txt
name: view_decrpyted_content
- bash: openssl rsautl -encrypt -inkey /tmp/public_key.pem -pubin -in decrypted.txt -out ecrypted.bin
name: encrypte_file
- bash: cat ecrypted.bin
name: view_encrpyted_content
- bash: openssl rsautl -decrypt -inkey /tmp/private_key.pem -in ecrypted.bin -out decrypted2.txt
name: decrpyt_content
- bash: cat decrypted2.txt
name: view_decrpyted2_content
- job: encryptFileTest
dependsOn: ksmSecrets
variables:
# map the output variable from A into this job
# Note:
# that files can't be shared between jobs each agent can run only one job at a time
# one job is an independent running individual, the communication between different
# jobs requires the use of "middleware", like variable, artifact and etc.
pwdFromKsmSecrets: $[ dependencies.ksmSecrets.outputs['setKsmSecretsStep.out_password'] ]
steps:
- bash: |
echo "password retrieved from job 'ksmSecrets', step 'pwdFromKsmSecrets', out variable 'setKsmSecretsStep.out_password':$(pwdFromKsmSecrets)"
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Features
Prerequisites
Installation
Install the Keeper Secrets Manager Extension
Access Secrets From Azure Pipelines
Create a Keeper Secrets Manager Task
Keeper Secret Queries
Example Usage
Get Secrets From Keeper
Use Secrets in Multiple Jobs