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How to access secured repository variables in windows runner?

Chris September 6, 2023


When accessing repository variables in my windows runner pipeline via


everthing works EXCEPT when the variable is set to be "secured"! In that case the ENV is not set/empty!

How to access secured variables? Am i missing something or is this a bug?

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Mark C
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September 6, 2023

Hi @Chris,

Thank you for reaching out to the community.

You can safely access secured variables by following the solutions mentioned in this knowledge-based article. - How to safely export secured variables in bitbucket pipelines

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Chris September 7, 2023

I can access all types of variables in our Linux runner, but with a Windows runner only "unsecured" aka normal variables work!

Chris September 8, 2023

sorry, my bad! got it working now by additionally en-/decoding the secured values with base64

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