» KV Secrets Engine - Version 1 (API)

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

This documentation assumes the kv secrets engine is enabled at the /secret path in Vault. Since it is possible to enable secrets engines at any location, please update your API calls accordingly.

» Read Secret

This endpoint retrieves the secret at the specified location.

Method Path
GET /secret/:path

» Parameters

  • path (string: <required>) – Specifies the path of the secret to read. This is specified as part of the URL.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    https://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/secret/my-secret

» Sample Response

{
  "auth": null,
  "data": {
    "foo": "bar",
    "ttl": "1h"
  },
  "lease_duration": 3600,
  "lease_id": "",
  "renewable": false
}

Note: the lease_duration field, which will be populated if a "ttl" field was included in the data, is advisory. No lease is created. This is a way for writers to indicate how often a given value should be re-read by the client. See the Vault KV secrets engine documentation for more details.

» List Secrets

This endpoint returns a list of key names at the specified location. Folders are suffixed with /. The input must be a folder; list on a file will not return a value. Note that no policy-based filtering is performed on keys; do not encode sensitive information in key names. The values themselves are not accessible via this command.

Method Path
LIST /secret/:path

» Parameters

  • path (string: <required>) – Specifies the path of the secrets to list. This is specified as part of the URL.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request LIST \
    https://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/secret/my-secret

» Sample Response

The example below shows output for a query path of secret/ when there are secrets at secret/foo and secret/foo/bar; note the difference in the two entries.

{
  "auth": null,
  "data": {
    "keys": ["foo", "foo/"]
  },
  "lease_duration": 2764800,
  "lease_id": "",
  "renewable": false
}

» Create/Update Secret

This endpoint stores a secret at the specified location. If the value does not yet exist, the calling token must have an ACL policy granting the create capability. If the value already exists, the calling token must have an ACL policy granting the update capability.

Method Path
POST /secret/:path
PUT /secret/:path

» Parameters

  • path (string: <required>) – Specifies the path of the secrets to create/update. This is specified as part of the URL.

  • :key (string: "") – Specifies a key, paired with an associated value, to be held at the given location. Multiple key/value pairs can be specified, and all will be returned on a read operation. A key called ttl will trigger some special behavior. See the Vault KV secrets engine documentation for details.

» Sample Payload

{
  "foo": "bar",
  "zip": "zap"
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request POST \
    --data @payload.json \
    https://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/secret/my-secret

» Delete Secret

This endpoint deletes the secret at the specified location.

Method Path
DELETE /secret/:path

» Parameters

  • path (string: <required>) – Specifies the path of the secret to delete. This is specified as part of the URL.

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request DELETE \
    https://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/secret/my-secret