Keeper Secrets Manager


This plugin allows you to retrieve secrets from your Keeper Secrets Manager account and place the values them into environmental variables, or files, in the builder and workflow pipeline.

Getting Started

Additional documentation can be found in the Keeper Documentation Portral.

Getting Credentials

First, start a Jenkins instance with the keeper-secrets-manager plugin installed. You will either need to install Keeper Commander or use the Keeper Vault to create a one time access token.

Within Jenkins, navigate to Manage Jenkins->Manage Credentials->(scope)->Add Credentials, then select Keeper Secrets Manager in the Kind dropdown.

Cut-n-paste the One Time Access Token into the UI field, set the Description, and save the credential. Upon saving the plugin will attempt to retrieve the required keys from the Keeper Secrets Manager server and populate them. When you open the credential again, the One Time Access Token should be blank.

If there was a problem redeeming the One Time Access Token, the error message will appear in the One Time Access Token field.

You can also validate the credential by clicking Advanced, then clicking the Validate Credential button. If there is a problem with the credential and error message will be displayed. If no message appears, the credential is valid.

Freestyle Project

The Keeper Secrets Manager is available in a freestyle project as a Build Environment. To enable just check the Keeper Secrets Manager box in the Build Environment checkbox group.

Next click the Add Application button and select the application credential that contains your secrets. At this point you can begin to add secrets.

Secrets use Keeper Notation to describe which field in a record should be retrieved. The secret value can be stored in an environmental variable or saved to a file in your workspace.

Select the desired destination radio button and enter the environmental variable or file name.

The logger will attempt to redact any secrets that are displayed. Any secret files created the by the plugin will be removed when the build finishes. It is recommended that any Keeper Notation that uses file be stored as a file in the workspace instead of an environmental variable. Files may contain encoding or special characters that prevent correctly redacting the secret.

Pipeline Workflow

Below is an example of a Jenkinsfile using the Keeper Secrets Manager plugin.

pipeline {
  agent any 
  stages {
    stage('Hello') {
      steps {
        withKsm(application: [
            credentialsId: 'PID-5142ceb84e9b4a2a9179cc5b6fe2798b',
            secrets: [
              [destination: 'env', envVar: 'MY_LOGIN', filePath: '', notation: 'keeper://1adh_WZxtbbHWqf6IALMVg/field/login'],
              [destination: 'env', envVar: 'MY_SEC_PHONE_NUM', filePath: '', notation: 'keeper://Atu8tVgMxpB-iO4xT-Vu3Q/custom_field/phone[1][number]'],
              [destination: 'file', envVar: '', filePath: 'img.png', notation: 'keeper://V8lFbio0Bs0LuvaSD5DDHA/file/IMG_0036.png']
        ]) {
              # Will be redected in console  
              echo "MY_LOGIN = ${MY_LOGIN}"
              echo "MY_SEC_PHONE_NUM = ${MY_SEC_PHONE_NUM}"

              ./my/build/script --login  "${MY_LOGIN}" --phone "${MY_SEC_PHONE_NUM}"
              ls -l img.png

The Keeper Secrets Manager snippet can be created using the Pipeline Syntax editor inside of Jenkins. Just select withKsm from the Sample Step dropdown. You can then add an application, which will allow you to select the credentials and add secrets. You do have the option to add multiple applications, if all your secrets are not in the same application.

When you are finished setting up your application, credentials, and secrets, you can click the Generate Pipeline Script. That will generate the withKsm block. This snippet can then be added to your Jenkinsfile.

The environmental variables containing the secrets are only accessible within the withKsm block where they are defined. Once you exit the block the secrets will be removed.

Keeper Notation

You can optionally install the Keeper Secrets Manager CLI to view records and their fields to help build notation.

Keeper Notation is way to describe a field in a record and the parts of the field's value. It looks like the following:

keeper://Ipk9NR1rCBZXyflWbPwTGA/custom_field/Lock Box Location
keeper://Ipk9NR1rCBZXyflWbPwTGA/custom_field/Content Phone[1][number]

Notation can be broken into three pieces: the Record UID, the type of field in the record, and the field label, type or file name and access in to the values.

You can test notation using the Keeper Secrets Manager CLI

$ ksm secret notation keeper://Ipk9NR1rCBZXyflWbPwTGA/field/login

Additional documentation on notation can be found on the Keeper Documentation Portal.

The Record UID

Each record has a unique identifier which is obtainable from multiple tools.

In the Keeper Vault, clicking the Info icon will show the Record UID. You can copy to clipboard a URL that contains the Record UID.

In Commander, you can see the Record UID by issuing the list command.

My Vault> list
  #  Record UID              Type       Title             ...
---  ----------------------  ---------  ----------------  ...
  1  Ipk9NR1rCBZXyflWbPwTGA  login      Web 1    
  2  6vV5bvyu5eLygHa3kMEWug  login      Web 2 
  3  Eq8KFpJkRkgOnpXjNIjYcA  login      Prod Database

In the Keeper Secrets Manager CLI, you can see the Record UID by running the command below.

$ ksm secret list
UID                     Record Type          Title
----------------------- -------------------- -----------------
A_7YpGBUgRTeDEQLhVRo0Q  file                 Tomcat Certs
Atu8tVgMxpB-iO4xT-Vu3Q  login                Router Login
A_7YpGBUgRTeDEQLhVRo0Q  file                 Company Logos

The Field Type

There are three field types: field, custom_field, and file.

  • field - Refers to the standard field you get for the record type. These are the fields that appear at the top of the record, in Keeper Vault, like Login and Password. They are part of the record type.
  • custom_field - Refers to field added in the Custom Field section. There are fields you add to the record.
  • file - Refers to the Files and Photo section.

Field Label or File Name

For the field and custom_field field types, this would be the label shown in the Keeper Vault. In Keeper Commander you can get the details of the record using the "get <RECORD UID>" command, and via the CLI with ksm secret get -u <RECORD UID>.

keeper://Atu8tVgMxpB-iO4xT-Vu3Q/custom_field/My Pad Lock Number

For the file field type, use the name of the file.


Only the Keeper Secrets Manager CLI will give a more detail view of the values in the record. For example, if you look at a bank card record type you can see the paymentCard is more complex than just a literal value. It's actually a dictionary of values.

    $  ksm secret get -u jW8FGAqf02Rlm-N1dr4vkA
    Record: jW8FGAqf02Rlm-N1dr4vkA
    Title: Payment Card Record
    Record Type: bankCard

    Field        Value
    ------------ --------------------------------------------------------------------
    paymentCard  [{"cardNumber": "5555555555555555", "cardExpirationDate": "01/2021", 
                 "cardSecurityCode": "543"}]
    text         Cardholder
    pinCode      ****
    addressRef   s73hd3L4cruuDc0iksdkxw

    Custom Field Type     Value
    ------------ -------- --------------
    Pin Code     pinCode  ****

To get the credit card number, the notation would look like this:



Report issues and enhancements in the Keeper Secrets Manager issue tracker.


Licensed under MIT, see LICENSE