» Cassandra Secrets Engine (API)

This is the API documentation for the Vault Cassandra secrets engine. For general information about the usage and operation of the Cassandra backend, please see the Vault Cassandra backend documentation.

This documentation assumes the Cassandra backend is mounted at the /cassandra path in Vault. Since it is possible to enable secrets engines at any location, please update your API calls accordingly.

» Configure Connection

This endpoint configures the connection information used to communicate with Cassandra.

Method Path Produces
POST /cassandra/config/connection 204 (empty body)

» Parameters

  • hosts (string: <required>) – Specifies a set of comma-delineated Cassandra hosts to connect to.

  • username (string: <required>) – Specifies the username to use for superuser access.

  • password (string: <required>) – Specifies the password corresponding to the given username.

  • tls (bool: true) – Specifies whether to use TLS when connecting to Cassandra.

  • insecure_tls (bool: false) – Specifies whether to skip verification of the server certificate when using TLS.

  • pem_bundle (string: "") – Specifies concatenated PEM blocks containing a certificate and private key; a certificate, private key, and issuing CA certificate; or just a CA certificate.

  • pem_json (string: "") – Specifies JSON containing a certificate and private key; a certificate, private key, and issuing CA certificate; or just a CA certificate. For convenience format is the same as the output of the issue command from the pki backend; see the pki documentation.

  • protocol_version (int: 2) – Specifies the CQL protocol version to use.

  • connect_timeout (string: "5s") – Specifies the connection timeout to use.

  • consistency (string: "") – Specifies the consistency option to use. See the gocql definition for valid options.

TLS works as follows:

  • If tls is set to true, the connection will use TLS; this happens automatically if pem_bundle, pem_json, or insecure_tls is set

  • If insecure_tls is set to true, the connection will not perform verification of the server certificate; this also sets tls to true

  • If only issuing_ca is set in pem_json, or the only certificate in pem_bundle is a CA certificate, the given CA certificate will be used for server certificate verification; otherwise the system CA certificates will be used

  • If certificate and private_key are set in pem_bundle or pem_json, client auth will be turned on for the connection

pem_bundle should be a PEM-concatenated bundle of a private key + client certificate, an issuing CA certificate, or both. pem_json should contain the same information; for convenience, the JSON format is the same as that output by the issue command from the PKI backend.

» Sample Payload

{
  "hosts": "cassandra1.local",
  "username": "user",
  "password": "pass"
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/cassandra/config/connection

» Create Role

This endpoint creates or updates the role definition.

Method Path Produces
POST /cassandra/roles/:name 204 (empty body)

» Parameters

  • creation_cql (string: "") – Specifies the CQL statements executed to create and configure the new user. Must be a semicolon-separated string, a base64-encoded semicolon-separated string, a serialized JSON string array, or a base64-encoded serialized JSON string array. The '{{username}}' and '{{password}}' values will be substituted; it is required that these parameters are in single quotes. The default creates a non-superuser user with no authorization grants.

  • rollback_cql (string: "") – Specifies the CQL statements executed to attempt a rollback if an error is encountered during user creation. The default is to delete the user. Must be a semicolon-separated string, a base64-encoded semicolon-separated string, a serialized JSON string array, or a base64-encoded serialized JSON string array. The '{{username}}' and '{{password}}' values will be substituted; it is required that these parameters are in single quotes.

  • lease (string: "") – Specifies the lease value provided as a string duration with time suffix. "h" hour is the largest suffix.

  • consistency (string: "Quorum") – Specifies the consistency level value provided as a string. Determines the consistency level used for operations performed on the Cassandra database.

» Sample Payload

{
  "creation_cql": "CREATE USER ..."
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/cassandra/roles/my-role

» Read Role

This endpoint queries the role definition.

Method Path Produces
GET /cassandra/roles/:name 200 application/json

» Parameters

  • name (string: <required>) – Specifies the name of the role to read. This is part of the request URL.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/cassandra/roles/my-role

» Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "creation_cql": "CREATE USER...",
    "rollback_cql": "DROP USER...",
    "lease": "12h",
    "consistency": "Quorum"
  }
}

» Delete Role

This endpoint deletes the role definition.

Method Path Produces
DELETE /cassandra/roles/:name 204 (no body)

» Parameters

  • name (string: <required>) – Specifies the name of the role to delete. This is part of the request URL.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request DELETE \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/cassandra/roles/my-role

» Generate Credentials

This endpoint generates a new set of dynamic credentials based on the named role.

Method Path Produces
GET /cassandra/creds/:name 200 application/json

» Parameters

  • name (string: <required>) – Specifies the name of the role to create credentials against. This is part of the request URL.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/cassandra/creds/my-role

» Sample Response

{
  "data": {
    "username": "vault-root-1430158508-126",
    "password": "132ae3ef-5a64-7499-351e-bfe59f3a2a21"
  }
}