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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Using gpg for Secrets

I'm using direnv in my project, and sometimes want to set secrets such as AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and friends. I usually have a file like:
export AWS_DEFAULT_REGION=us-east-1
However I don't want to store these values in the clear. The solution I found was to encrypt the file with gpg and then have the following line in the .envrc:
eval $(gpg -qdo- ../../../aws.sh.gpg) 

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