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secure_data_bag 3.0.5

# SecureDataBag / Knife Secure Bag Knife Secure Bag provides a consistent interface to DataBagItem, EncryptedDataBagItem as well as the custom created SecureDataBagItem while also providing a few extra handy features to help in your DataBag workflows. SecureDataBagItem, can not only manage your existing DataBagItems and EncryptedDataBagItems, but it also provides you with a DataBag type which enables you to selectively encrypt only some of the fields in your DataBag thus allowing you to be able to search for the remaining fields. ## Installation To build and install the plugin add it your Gemfile or run: ```shell gem install secure_data_bag ``` ## Configuration #### Knife Secure Bag Defaults for the Knife command may be provided in your _knife.rb_ file. ```ruby knife[:secure_data_bag][:encrypted_keys] = %w( password ssh_keys ssh_ids public_keys private_keys keys secret ) knife[:secure_data_bag][:secret_file] = "#{local_dir}/secret.pem" knife[:secure_data_bag][:export_root] = "#{kitchen_dir}/data_bags" knife[:secure_data_bag][:export_on_upload] = true knife[:secure_data_bag][:defaults][:secrets][:export_format] = 'plain' ``` To break this up: `knife[:secure_data_bag][:encrypted_keys] = []` When Knife Secure Bag encrypts a hash with an _encryption format_ of *nested*, it will recursively walk through the hash from the bottom up and encrypt any key found within this array. `knife[:secure_data_bag][:secret_file]` When encryption is required, the shared secret found at this location will be loaded. `knife[:secure_data_bag][:export_root]` When exporting a data\_bag\_item, files will be created in below this root directory. Typically this would be the data\_bag folder located within your kitchen. `knife[:secure_data_bag][:export_on_upload]` When a data\_bag\_item is edited using `knife secure bag edit`, it may be automatically exported to the _export\_root_. `knife[:secure_data_bag][:defaults][:secrets][:export_format]` The configuration file additionally supports the _defaults_ hash which provides default values for all _command line arguments_ that one might use. Of all of them only the _export\_format_ key is likely to be of much use. ## Examples #### Chef cookbook recipe ```ruby metadata = {} # Define the keys we wish to encrypt metadata[:encrypted_keys] = %w(encoded) # Optionally load a specific shared secret. Otherwise, the global # encrypted\_data\_bag\_secret will be automatically used. secret_key = SecureDataBagItem.load_key("/path/to/secret") # Create a hash of data to use as an exampe raw_data = { id: "item", data_bag: "data_bag", encoded: "my string", unencoded: "other string" } # Instantiate a SecureDataBagItem from a hash item = SecureDataBagItem.from_hash(data, metadata) # Or more explicitely item = SecureDataBagItem.from_hash(data, encrypted_keys: %w(encoded)) # Or load from server item = SecureDataBagItem.load("data_bag", "item") # Print the un-encrypted raw data pp item.raw_data # Print the un-encrypted `encoded` key pp item['encoded'] # Print the encrypted hash as a data_bag_item hash pp item.to_hash =begin { id: "item", data_bag: "data_bag", encoded: { encrypted_data: "encoded", cipher: aes-256-cbc, iv: 13453453dkgfefg== version: 1 } unencoded: "other string", } =end ``` ## Usage #### Knife commands Print an DataBagItem, EncryptedDataBagItem or SecureDataBagItem, auto-detecting the encryption method used as plain text. ```shell knife secure bag show -F js secrets secret_item ``` Print an DataBagItem, EncryptedDataBagItem or SecureDataBagItem, auto-detecting the encryption method used as a SecureDataBagItem in encrypted format. ```shell knife secure bag show -F js secrets secret_item --enc-format nested ``` Edit an EncryptedDataBagItem, preserve it's encryption type, and export a copy to the _data\_bag_ folder in your kitchen. ```shell knife secure bag edit secrets secret_item --export ``` ## Knife SubCommands Most of the SubCommands support the following command-line options: `--enc-format [plain,encrypted,nested]` Ensure that, when displaying or uploading the data\_bag\_item, we forcibly encrypt the data\_bag\_item using the specified format instead of preserving the existing format. In this case: - plain: refers to a DataBagItem - encrypted: refers to an EnrytpedDataBagItem - nested: refers to a SecureDataBagItem `--dec-format [plain,encrypted,nested]` Attempt to decrypt the data\_bag\_item using the given format rather than the auto-detected one. The only real reason to use this is when you wish to specifically select _plain_ as the format so as to not decrypt the item. `--enc-keys key1,key2,key3` Provide a comma delimited list of hash keys which should be encrypted when encrypting the data\_bag\_item. This list will be concatenated with any key names listed in the configuration file or which were previously encrypted. `--export` Export the data\_bag\_item to json file in either of _export-format_ or _enc-format_. `--export-format` Overrides the encryption format only for the _export_ feature. `--export-root` Root directly under which a folder should exist for each _data_bag_ into which to export _data_bag_items_ as json files. When displaying the content of the _data\_bag\_item_, an additional key of *_secure_metadata* will be added to the output which contains gem specific metadata such as the encryption formats and any encrypted keys found. This key will _not_ be saved with the item, however it may be manipulated to alter the behavior of the _edit_ or _export_ commands. #### knife secure bag show DATA_BAG ITEM This command functions just like `knife data bag show` and is used to print out the content of either a DataBagItem, EncryptedDataBagItem or SecureDataBagItem. By default, it will auto-detect the Item type, and print it's unencrypted version to the terminal. This behavior, however, may be altered using the previously mentioned command line options. #### knife secure bag open PATH This commands functions much like `knife secure bag show`, however it is designed to load a _data\_bag\_item_ from disk as opposed to loading it from Chef server. This may be of use when view the content of an exported encrypted file. #### knife secure bag edit DATA_BAG DATA_BAG_ITEM This command functions just like `knife data bag edit` and is used to edit either a DataBagItem, EncryptedDataBagItem or a SecureDataBagItem. It supports all of the same options as `knife secure bag show`. #### knife secure bag from file DATA_BAG PATH This command functions just like `knife data bag from file` and is used to upload either a DataBagItem, EncryptedDataBagItem or a SecureDataBagItem. It supports all of the same options as `knife secure bag show`. ## Recipe DSL The gem additionally provides a few Recipe DSL methods which may be useful. ```ruby load_secure_item = secure_data_bag_item( data_bag_name, data_bag_item, cache: false ) load_plain_item = data_bag_item(data_bag_name, data_bag_item) convert_plain_to_secure = secure_data_bag_item!(load_plain_item) ```


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