Error while using ansible vault ERROR input is not vault encrypted data for vars vars-mysql-config yml

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I've created a file in my home directory which contains the password called


inside of that, I have the password. And in the ansible.cfg in my repository I have the variable:

vault_pswd_file = ~/.vault.txt

Didn't work as expected. So I tried to force ansible-vault command to read the file with this parameter

ansible-vault decrypt --vault-pswd-file ~/.vault.txt vars/vars-mysql-config.yml

Output error:

ERROR! input is not vault encrypted data for vars/vars-mysql-config.yml
Jan 29, 2019 in Ansible by Bhupan

1 answer to this question.

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Hey @Bhupan, I think your file is already decrypted and hence the error. If you're trying to view the file use view instead of decrypt.

ansible-vault view --vault-pswd-file ~/.vault.txt vars/vars-mysql-config.yml
answered Jan 29, 2019 by Kavya

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