How to use secret keys with pipelines?

Hello,

In my repo, I have a `keys.py` 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?

 

Thanks.

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Hi Moe,

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

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Environment+variables+in+Bitbucket+Pipelines

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. 

Thanks. 

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 "keys.py" file into a single secure variable by base64-encoding it.

base64 < keys.py

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 > keys.py

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

 

In my case this was needed:

echo "$KEYS_PY" | base64 --decode > keys.py

(including " ").

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