»kv metadata

The kv metadata command has subcommands for interacting with the metadata and versions for the versioned secrets (K/V Version 2 secrets engine) at the specified path.

»Usage

Usage: vault kv metadata <subcommand> [options] [args]

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Subcommands:
    delete    Deletes all versions and metadata for a key in the KV store
    get       Retrieves key metadata from the KV store
    put       Sets or updates key settings in the KV store

»kv metadata delete

The kv metadata delete command deletes all versions and metadata for the provided key.

»Examples

Deletes all versions and metadata of the key "creds":

$ vault kv metadata delete secret/creds
Success! Data deleted (if it existed) at: secret/metadata/creds

»kv metadata get

The kv metadata get command retrieves the metadata of the versioned secrets at the given key name. If no key exists with that name, an error is returned.

»Examples

Retrieves the metadata of the key name, "creds":

$ vault kv metadata get secret/creds
========== Metadata ==========
Key                     Value
---                     -----
cas_required            false
created_time            2019-06-28T15:53:30.395814Z
current_version         5
delete_version_after    0s
max_versions            0
oldest_version          0
updated_time            2019-06-28T16:01:47.40064Z

====== Version 1 ======
Key              Value
---              -----
created_time     2019-06-28T15:53:30.395814Z
deletion_time    n/a
destroyed        false

====== Version 2 ======
Key              Value
---              -----
created_time     2019-06-28T16:01:36.676912Z
deletion_time    n/a
destroyed        false

...

»kv metadata put

The kv metadata put command can be used to create a blank key in the K/V v2 secrets engine or to update key configuration for a specified key.

»Examples

Create a key in the K/V v2 with no data at the key "creds":

$ vault kv metadata put secret/creds
Success! Data written to: secret/metadata/creds

Set the maximum number of versions to keep for the key "creds":

$ vault kv metadata put -max-versions=5 secret/creds
Success! Data written to: secret/metadata/creds

NOTE: If not set, the backend’s configured max version is used. Once a key has more than the configured allowed versions the oldest version will be permanently deleted.

Require Check-and-Set for the key "creds":

$ vault kv metadata put -cas-required secret/creds

NOTE: When check-and-set is required, the key will require the cas parameter to be set on all write requests. Otherwise, the backend’s configuration will be used.

Set the length of time before a version is deleted for the key "creds":

$ vault kv metadata put -delete-version-after="3h25m19s" secret/creds

NOTE: If not set, the backend's configured Delete-Version-After is used. If set to a duration greater than the backend's, the backend's Delete-Version-After setting will be used. Any changes to the Delete-Version-After setting will only be applied to new versions.

»Output Options

  • -format (string: "table") - Print the output in the given format. Valid formats are "table", "json", or "yaml". This can also be specified via the VAULT_FORMAT environment variable.

»Subcommand Options

  • -cas-required (bool: false) - If true the key will require the cas parameter to be set on all write requests. If false, the backend’s configuration will be used. The default is false.

  • -max-versions (int: 0) - The number of versions to keep per key. If not set, the backend’s configured max version is used. Once a key has more than the configured allowed versions the oldest version will be permanently deleted.

  • -delete-version-after (string:"0s") – Set the delete-version-after value to a duration to specify the deletion_time for all new versions written to this key. If not set, the backend's delete_version_after will be used. If the value is greater than the backend's delete_version_after, the backend's delete_version_after will be used. Accepts Go duration format string.