Ansible - Decrypt a property (password, private key)

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How to decrypt a property that was previously encrypted .


  • Inline
echo '<ansible vault string>' | tr -d ' ' | ansible-vault decrypt && echo
  • Copy the string in a file and use it as input
cat file.txt | tr -d ' ' | ansible-vault decrypt && echo


echo '$ANSIBLE_VAULT;1.1;AES256
34613639303366383061613638323733663639316430653433393064353563303530' | tr -d ' ' | ansible-vault decrypt --vault-id && echo

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