Quickstart: Secrets Management

Get started with Dapr’s Secrets Management building block

Dapr provides a dedicated secrets API that allows developers to retrieve secrets from a secrets store. In this quickstart, you:

  1. Run a microservice with a secret store component.
  2. Retrieve secrets using the Dapr secrets API in the application code.

Select your preferred language-specific Dapr SDK before proceeding with the Quickstart.


Pre-requisites

For this example, you will need:

Step 1: Set up the environment

Clone the sample provided in the Quickstarts repo.

git clone https://github.com/dapr/quickstarts.git

Step 2: Retrieve the secret

In a terminal window, navigate to the order-processor directory.

cd secrets_management/python/sdk/order-processor

Install the dependencies:

pip3 install -r requirements.txt

Run the order-processor service alongside a Dapr sidecar.

dapr run --app-id order-processor --components-path ../../../components/ -- python3 app.py

Note: Since Python3.exe is not defined in Windows, you may need to use python app.py instead of python3 app.py.

Behind the scenes

order-processor service

Notice how the order-processor service below points to:

  • The DAPR_SECRET_STORE defined in the local-secret-store.yaml component.
  • The secret defined in secrets.json.
# app.py
DAPR_SECRET_STORE = 'localsecretstore'
SECRET_NAME = 'secret'
with DaprClient() as client:
        secret = client.get_secret(store_name=DAPR_SECRET_STORE, key=SECRET_NAME)
        logging.info('Fetched Secret: %s', secret.secret)

local-secret-store.yaml component

DAPR_SECRET_STORE is defined in the local-secret-store.yaml component file, located in secrets_management/components:

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
metadata:
  name: localsecretstore
  namespace: default
spec:
  type: secretstores.local.file
  version: v1
  metadata:
  - name: secretsFile
    value: secrets.json
  - name: nestedSeparator
    value: ":"

In the YAML file:

  • metadata/name is how your application references the component (called DAPR_SECRET_STORE in the code sample).
  • spec/metadata defines the connection to the secret used by the component.

secrets.json file

SECRET_NAME is defined in the secrets.json file, located in secrets_management/python/sdk/order-processor:

{
    "secret": "YourPasskeyHere"
}

Step 3: View the order-processor outputs

As specified in the application code above, the order-processor service retrieves the secret via the Dapr secret store and displays it in the console.

Order-processor output:

== APP == INFO:root:Fetched Secret: {'secret': 'YourPasskeyHere'}

Pre-requisites

For this example, you will need:

Step 1: Set up the environment

Clone the sample provided in the Quickstarts repo.

git clone https://github.com/dapr/quickstarts.git

Step 2: Retrieve the secret

In a terminal window, navigate to the order-processor directory.

cd secrets_management/javascript/sdk/order-processor

Install the dependencies:

npm install

Run the order-processor service alongside a Dapr sidecar.

dapr run --app-id order-processor --components-path ../../../components/ -- npm start

Behind the scenes

order-processor service

Notice how the order-processor service below points to:

  • The DAPR_SECRET_STORE defined in the local-secret-store.yaml component.
  • The secret defined in secrets.json.
// index.js
const DAPR_SECRET_STORE = "localsecretstore";
const SECRET_NAME = "secret";

async function main() {
    // ...
    const secret = await client.secret.get(DAPR_SECRET_STORE, SECRET_NAME);
    console.log("Fetched Secret: " + JSON.stringify(secret));
}

local-secret-store.yaml component

DAPR_SECRET_STORE is defined in the local-secret-store.yaml component file, located in secrets_management/components:

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
metadata:
  name: localsecretstore
  namespace: default
spec:
  type: secretstores.local.file
  version: v1
  metadata:
  - name: secretsFile
    value: secrets.json
  - name: nestedSeparator
    value: ":"

In the YAML file:

  • metadata/name is how your application references the component (called DAPR_SECRET_STORE in the code sample).
  • spec/metadata defines the connection to the secret used by the component.

secrets.json file

SECRET_NAME is defined in the secrets.json file, located in secrets_management/javascript/sdk/order-processor:

{
    "secret": "YourPasskeyHere"
}

Step 3: View the order-processor outputs

As specified in the application code above, the order-processor service retrieves the secret via the Dapr secret store and displays it in the console.

Order-processor output:

== APP ==
== APP == > order-processor@1.0.0 start
== APP == > node index.js
== APP ==
== APP == Fetched Secret: {"secret":"YourPasskeyHere"}

Pre-requisites

For this example, you will need:

Step 1: Set up the environment

Clone the sample provided in the Quickstarts repo.

git clone https://github.com/dapr/quickstarts.git

Step 2: Retrieve the secret

In a terminal window, navigate to the order-processor directory.

cd secrets_management/csharp/sdk/order-processor

Install the dependencies:

dotnet restore
dotnet build

Run the order-processor service alongside a Dapr sidecar.

dapr run --app-id order-processor --components-path ../../../components/ -- dotnet run

Behind the scenes

order-processor service

Notice how the order-processor service below points to:

  • The DAPR_SECRET_STORE defined in the local-secret-store.yaml component.
  • The secret defined in secrets.json.
// Program.cs
const string DAPR_SECRET_STORE = "localsecretstore";
const string SECRET_NAME = "secret";
var client = new DaprClientBuilder().Build();

var secret = await client.GetSecretAsync(DAPR_SECRET_STORE, SECRET_NAME);
var secretValue = string.Join(", ", secret);
Console.WriteLine($"Fetched Secret: {secretValue}");

local-secret-store.yaml component

DAPR_SECRET_STORE is defined in the local-secret-store.yaml component file, located in secrets_management/components:

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
metadata:
  name: localsecretstore
  namespace: default
spec:
  type: secretstores.local.file
  version: v1
  metadata:
  - name: secretsFile
    value: secrets.json
  - name: nestedSeparator
    value: ":"

In the YAML file:

  • metadata/name is how your application references the component (called DAPR_SECRET_NAME in the code sample).
  • spec/metadata defines the connection to the secret used by the component.

secrets.json file

SECRET_NAME is defined in the secrets.json file, located in secrets_management/csharp/sdk/order-processor:

{
    "secret": "YourPasskeyHere"
}

Step 3: View the order-processor outputs

As specified in the application code above, the order-processor service retrieves the secret via the Dapr secret store and displays it in the console.

Order-processor output:

== APP == Fetched Secret: [secret, YourPasskeyHere]

Pre-requisites

For this example, you will need:

Step 1: Set up the environment

Clone the sample provided in the Quickstarts repo.

git clone https://github.com/dapr/quickstarts.git

Step 2: Retrieve the secret

In a terminal window, navigate to the order-processor directory.

cd secrets_management/java/sdk/order-processor

Install the dependencies:

mvn clean install

Run the order-processor service alongside a Dapr sidecar.

dapr run --app-id order-processor --components-path ../../../components/ -- java -jar target/OrderProcessingService-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT.jar

Behind the scenes

order-processor service

Notice how the order-processor service below points to:

  • The DAPR_SECRET_STORE defined in the local-secret-store.yaml component.
  • The secret defined in secrets.json.
// OrderProcessingServiceApplication.java
private static final String SECRET_STORE_NAME = "localsecretstore";
// ...
    Map<String, String> secret = client.getSecret(SECRET_STORE_NAME, "secret").block();
    System.out.println("Fetched Secret: " + secret);

local-secret-store.yaml component

DAPR_SECRET_STORE is defined in the local-secret-store.yaml component file, located in secrets_management/components:

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
metadata:
  name: localsecretstore
  namespace: default
spec:
  type: secretstores.local.file
  version: v1
  metadata:
  - name: secretsFile
    value: secrets.json
  - name: nestedSeparator
    value: ":"

In the YAML file:

  • metadata/name is how your application references the component (called DAPR_SECRET_NAME in the code sample).
  • spec/metadata defines the connection to the secret used by the component.

secrets.json file

SECRET_NAME is defined in the secrets.json file, located in secrets_management/python/sdk/order-processor:

{
    "secret": "YourPasskeyHere"
}

Step 3: View the order-processor outputs

As specified in the application code above, the order-processor service retrieves the secret via the Dapr secret store and displays it in the console.

Order-processor output:

== APP == Fetched Secret: {secret=YourPasskeyHere}

Pre-requisites

For this example, you will need:

Step 1: Set up the environment

Clone the sample provided in the Quickstarts repo.

git clone https://github.com/dapr/quickstarts.git

Step 2: Retrieve the secret

In a terminal window, navigate to the order-processor directory.

cd secrets_management/go/sdk/order-processor

Install the dependencies:

go build app.go

Run the order-processor service alongside a Dapr sidecar.

dapr run --app-id order-processor --components-path ../../../components/ -- go run app.go

Behind the scenes

order-processor service

Notice how the order-processor service below points to:

  • The DAPR_SECRET_STORE defined in the local-secret-store.yaml component.
  • The secret defined in secrets.json.
const DAPR_SECRET_STORE = "localsecretstore"
	const SECRET_NAME = "secret"
  // ...
	secret, err := client.GetSecret(ctx, DAPR_SECRET_STORE, SECRET_NAME, nil)
	if secret != nil {
		fmt.Println("Fetched Secret: ", secret[SECRET_NAME])
	}

local-secret-store.yaml component

DAPR_SECRET_STORE is defined in the local-secret-store.yaml component file, located in secrets_management/components:

apiVersion: dapr.io/v1alpha1
kind: Component
metadata:
  name: localsecretstore
  namespace: default
spec:
  type: secretstores.local.file
  version: v1
  metadata:
  - name: secretsFile
    value: secrets.json
  - name: nestedSeparator
    value: ":"

In the YAML file:

  • metadata/name is how your application references the component (called DAPR_SECRET_NAME in the code sample).
  • spec/metadata defines the connection to the secret used by the component.

secrets.json file

SECRET_NAME is defined in the secrets.json file, located in secrets_management/python/sdk/order-processor:

{
    "secret": "YourPasskeyHere"
}

Step 3: View the order-processor outputs

As specified in the application code above, the order-processor service retrieves the secret via the Dapr secret store and displays it in the console.

Order-processor output:

== APP == Fetched Secret:  YourPasskeyHere

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