Use Stash CLI without visible password?

I'm using the "RUN CLI Actions in Stash" add-on, and would like to know if there is any way to issue a CLI command without specifying the password in plaintext.

I'm writing various scripts which will be stored centrally and don't want the password to be visible to all. I could make the password a script argument, or have it prompted for, but wondered if there is an alternative, perhaps using the SSH key.

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When using the CLI directly from a command line, you can:

  1. Hide the password in stash.sh so that it is not needed in any script 
  2. Use OS environment variable(s). 

When running from Run CLI Actions, the options are limited currently. You would need to hard code the password on the hook definition and therefore it would not be needed in a reference script. We are looking at some other options like SCLI-51. Suggest you document any additional requirements by there are in a new issue.

I've gone for a variant of option 2. The script looks for a particular environment variable for the password and if not set, prompts for it. Thanks!

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Hello John,

Thank you for your question.

Please, refer to How to Setup SSH for Auto Login without a Password for further information.

If you find this answer useful, I would kindly ask you to accept it so the same will be visible to others who might be facing the same issue you have inquired.

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards,
Rafael P. Sperafico
Atlassian Support

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