community.sops collection (latest version: 1.6.7)

sops (Secrets Operations) is an open-source tool developed by Mozilla that is used for encrypting, decrypting, and editing files that contain secrets, such as API keys, passwords, and tokens. sops supports various backends for key management, such as AWS KMS, GCP KMS, Azure Key Vault, and PGP, making it versatile for different cloud environments and encryption needs.

The community.sops Ansible collection provides modules and plugins that integrate Mozilla's sops (Secrets Operations) tool with Ansible playbooks, allowing users to seamlessly encrypt, decrypt, and manage secrets within their Ansible workflows. By utilizing this collection, users can leverage sops for handling sensitive information such as passwords, tokens, or API keys directly in their automation processes. The collection typically includes lookup plugins or modules that make it possible to decrypt sops-encrypted files on the fly when executing Ansible tasks, ensuring that secrets are only exposed to authorized users and systems during the automation execution. This enhances security practices by encrypting sensitive data at rest and only decrypting it during the playbook run, aligning with best practices for managing secrets in infrastructure as code environments.

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