Secrets#

This page shows you how to store and access sensitive data such as API keys, passwords, certificates, SSH keys, etc. Semaphore uses "secrets" to accomplish this.

Overview#

Secrets are organization-level objects that contain environment variables and files. The contents of secrets can be accessed in jobs that are part of blocks or pipelines to which they have been connected.

Using secrets in jobs#

Web UI#

  1. Open the project page

  2. Click the Edit Workflow button

  3. Select the block to which you want to connect the secret

  4. Find the Secrets section in the right sidebar

  5. Select the secret that you want to be connected

  6. Click the Run the workflow button and then Start

YAML#

To connect a secret to a particular block add the secrets property, as shown below:

version: v1.0
name: My blue project
agent:
  machine:
    type: e1-standard-2
    os_image: ubuntu1804

blocks:
  - name: Test
    task:
      # Connect secret to all jobs in the block
      secrets:
        - name: blue-secret

      jobs:
      - name: Run tests
        commands:
          - checkout
          - make test

To connect a secret to all jobs in a pipeline use global_job_config, as shown below:

version: v1.0
name: My blue project
agent:
  machine:
    type: e1-standard-2
    os_image: ubuntu1804

global_job_config:
  # Connect secret to all jobs in the pipeline
  secrets:
    - name: blue-secret

blocks:
  ...

Creating and managing secrets#

Web UI#

  1. Open the dashboard of your organization

  2. Click Secrets in the sidebar -- you can find it in the Configuration section

  3. Click the Create New Secret button

  4. Enter your secret information:

  5. Specify Name
  6. Enter the environment variable's name and value
  7. Enter the destination file path and upload the file

  8. Click Save Changes

CLI#

The sem create secret command, shown below:

sem create secret blue-secret -e AWS_KEY=a1b2 -e AWS_SECRET=r2d2

Can be used to create a secret that also contains a file, as shown below:

sem create secret red-secrets -e AWS_KEY=a1b2 -f /Users/john/key.pem:/home/semaphore/key.pem

To view a secret use:

sem get secret blue-secret

To edit a secret use:

sem edit secret blue-secret

For more information about managing secrets check the sem CLI Reference.

See also#