/sys/plugins/catalog

The /sys/plugins/catalog endpoint is used to read, 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 by type.

MethodPath
GET/sys/plugins/catalog

Sample Request

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

Sample Response

{
    "data": {
        "auth": [
            "aws",
            "azure",
            "custom-auth-plugin",
            "gcp",
            "ldap"
        ],
        "database": [
            "cassandra-database-plugin",
            "mssql-database-plugin",
            "mysql-database-plugin",
            "postgresql-database-plugin"
        ],
        "secret": [
            "ad",
            "aws",
            "azure",
            "gcp",
            "transit"
        ]
    }
}

LIST Plugins

This endpoint lists the plugins in the catalog by type.

MethodPath
LIST/sys/plugins/catalog/auth
LIST/sys/plugins/catalog/database
LIST/sys/plugins/catalog/secret

Sample Request

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

Sample Response

{
    "data": {
        "keys": [
            "aws",
            "azure",
            "custom-auth-plugin",
            "gcp",
            "ldap"
        ]
    }
}

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.
MethodPath
PUT/sys/plugins/catalog/:type/:name

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.

  • type (string: <required>) – Specifies the type of this plugin. May be "auth", "database", or "secret".

  • 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/secret/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.
MethodPath
GET/sys/plugins/catalog/:type/:name

Parameters

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

  • type (string: <required>) – Specifies the type of this plugin. May be "auth", "database", or "secret".

Sample Request

$ curl \
    --header "X-Vault-Token: ..." \
    --request GET \
    http://127.0.0.1:8200/v1/sys/plugins/catalog/secret/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.
MethodPath
DELETE/sys/plugins/catalog/:type/:name

Parameters

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

  • type (string: <required>) – Specifies the type of this plugin. May be "auth", "database", or "secret".

Sample Request

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