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Stephen Lloyd

04/11/2022, 3:39 PM
I’d like to use a Secret stored in Prefect Cloud in my run config. I have stored the secret using
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>>> from prefect import Client
>>> client = Client()
>>> client.set_secret(name="test", value="test")
>>> client.set_secret(name="AWS_ACCOUNT_ID-dev", value="123456789098")
It seems like I should be able to use
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from prefect.client import Secret

aws_account_id = Secret('AWS_ACCOUNT_ID-' + RUN_ENV).get()
However, I receive the following error:
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ValueError: Local Secret "AWS_ACCOUNT_ID-dev" was not found.
How can I retrieve a secret value outside of a task?
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Kevin Kho

04/11/2022, 3:43 PM
If executing locally, there is a config/env variable and the default is to pull local secrets. Set
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export PREFECT__CLOUD__USE_LOCAL_SECRETS=false
and this will pull the Cloud Secret
This is set to false for agent/cloud runs
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Stephen Lloyd

04/12/2022, 3:32 AM
Thanks. Where should I have found tis parameter/config setting?
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Kevin Kho

04/12/2022, 3:41 AM
I guess it’s not documented on the Secrets page but more generally configurable stuff can be found in the config.toml
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Stephen Lloyd

04/12/2022, 3:44 AM
Ah. Should I have this config file stored locally? Do the config selections get uploaded with a flow?
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Kevin Kho

04/12/2022, 3:52 AM
You need them stored on where the flow is running, or you can pass the env variables
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PREFECT__CLOUD__XXX_XXX
for example to your flow to them to take effect
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Stephen Lloyd

04/13/2022, 4:16 AM
Thanks so much!
@Kevin Kho Following up on this… • If I set via
export PREFECT…SECRETS=false
I get the expected behavior. • If I change the default config path with
export PREFECT__USER_CONFIG_PATH=/Users/slloyd/projects/my_path/.prefect
with
use_local_secret=false
I do not get the expected behavior • If I put the file in
$HOME/.prefect/config.toml
with
use_local_secret=false
in a docker image I do not get the expected behavior. Do you know what I am missing?
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Kevin Kho

04/13/2022, 1:49 PM
I have noticed the same thing too with the
config.toml
in Docker. Would you be willing to write an issue about it? I can also open one and you can add your details there? You can use the RunConfig as that works
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