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How to use secret keys with pipelines?


In my repo, I have a `` file which I do not commit to Bitbucket. Inside that, I have AWS_SECRET and etc.

Then I do like `keys.AWS_SECRET` to access those keys.

How do I do that so that I can still test using pipelines without changing much to my codebase?



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I had added this as a comment to Philip's answer, but the code sections don't seem to display correctly in a comment.

If you really want to minimise the changes to your code you could try putting your entire "" file into a single secure variable by base64-encoding it.

base64 <

Paste the output of that command into the value of a secure variable named "KEYS_PY" and then in your bitbucket-pipelines.yml script:

echo $KEYS_PY | base64 --decode >

This may or may not work depending on how large "" is.


In my case this was needed:

echo "$KEYS_PY" | base64 --decode &gt;

(including " ").

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Hi Moe,

You can use a secured environment variable for to achieve this. 

Variables in pipelines - Atlassian Documentation

The variable value will be masked from all log output if you mark it as a "secured" variable on creation. 

By the sounds of it, the only thing you will have to change is that you read in these values as an environment variable, instead of from a file. 


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The link is now fixed, thank you for pointing that out @Olve Hansen

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For binary files like P12 how it can be stored? 

Hi Arvinds,


Were you able to how P12 files can be stored using secrets?

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