» /sys/plugins/catalog

The /sys/plugins/catalog endpoint is used to list, register, update, and remove plugins in Vault's catalog. Plugins must be registered before use, and once registered backends can use the plugin by querying the catalog.

» List Plugins

This endpoint lists the plugins in the catalog.

Method Path Produces
LIST /sys/plugins/catalog 200 application/json

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request LIST
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/plugins/catalog

» Sample Response

{
    "data": {
        "keys": [
            "cassandra-database-plugin",
            "mssql-database-plugin",
            "mysql-database-plugin",
            "postgresql-database-plugin"
        ]
    }
}

» Register Plugin

This endpoint registers a new plugin, or updates an existing one with the supplied name.

  • sudo required – This endpoint requires sudo capability in addition to any path-specific capabilities.
Method Path Produces
PUT /sys/plugins/catalog/:name 204 (empty body)

» Parameters

  • name (string: <required>) – Specifies the name for this plugin. The name is what is used to look up plugins in the catalog. This is part of the request URL.

  • sha256 (string: <required>) – This is the SHA256 sum of the plugin's binary. Before a plugin is run it's SHA will be checked against this value, if they do not match the plugin can not be run.

  • command (string: <required>) – Specifies the command used to execute the plugin. This is relative to the plugin directory. e.g. "myplugin".

  • args (array: []) – Specifies the arguments used to execute the plugin. If the arguments are provided here, the command parameter should only contain the named program. e.g. "--my_flag=1".

  • env (array: []) – Specifies the environment variables used during the execution of the plugin. Each entry is of the form "key=value". e.g "FOO=BAR".

» Sample Payload

{
  "sha256": "d130b9a0fbfddef9709d8ff92e5e6053ccd246b78632fc03b8548457026961e9",
  "command": "mysql-database-plugin"
}

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request PUT \
    --data @payload.json \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/plugins/catalog/example-plugin

» Read Plugin

This endpoint returns the configuration data for the plugin with the given name.

  • sudo required – This endpoint requires sudo capability in addition to any path-specific capabilities.
Method Path Produces
GET /sys/plugins/catalog/:name 200 application/json

» Parameters

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

» Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request GET \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/plugins/catalog/example-plugin

» Sample Response

{
    "data": {
        "args": [],
        "builtin": false,
        "command": "/tmp/vault-plugins/mysql-database-plugin",
        "name": "example-plugin",
        "sha256": "0TC5oPv93vlwnY/5Ll5gU8zSRreGMvwDuFSEVwJpYek="
    }
}

» Remove Plugin from Catalog

This endpoint removes the plugin with the given name.

  • sudo required – This endpoint requires sudo capability in addition to any path-specific capabilities.
Method Path Produces
DELETE /sys/plugins/catalog/:name 204 (empty body)

» Parameters

  • name (string: <required>) – Specifies the name of the plugin 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/sys/plugins/catalog/example-plugin