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DRP's Integration with Microsoft Azure KeyVault

DRP integrates with Microsoft's Azure KeyVault to offer a diversified secret management solution. With the this plugin, users have the option to retrieve secrets from Azure KeyVault, expanding the range of DRP's robust and secure secret management capabilities.

Plugin Configuration

The plugin assumes that the azure security credentials are in the home directory of the user running DRP.

Optionally, set a cache timeout to store secrets from Azure KeyVault temporarily in memory, reducing excessive requests to the KeyVault server. This duration is in seconds, defaulting to 300 seconds.

  • azkeyvault/cache-timeout: Duration (in seconds) to cache secrets in-memory.

Operational Configuration

In addition to the plugin configuration, define a lookupUri for the secret's location:

  • decrypt/lookup-uri:
    • Denotes the secret's storage location.
    • Format: azkeyvault://<vault hostname>?secret=<secret or cert name>&format=json&type=[secret|cert]
    • Example: azkeyvault://key-vault-test?secret=name-of-json-encoded-secret-in-value&format=json
    • Option: vault hostname is the name of the key vault that will get prepended to
    • Option: secret is the path to the secret or certificate
    • Option: format is optional and the value is returned directly as a string or if set to json marshaled into an object.
    • Option: type is secret for a secret or cert for a certificate. If cert, then format is ignored and a string is returned.


This assume https based communications.

The URI can also have parameter expansions.



After completing both configurations, use the plugin:

# Set a machine's IPMI password to a Vault secret:
drpcli machines set Name:foo param ipmi/password to '{ "LookupUri": "azkeyvault://key-vault-test?secret=test-json&format=json" }'

# Retrieve the machine's IPMI password:
drpcli machines get Name:foo param ipmi/password --decode

This assumes that there is a key vault accessible by the credentials of key-vault-test with a secret test-json that is stored json encoded.