Are the environment variables used in the task definitions for the ECS service encrypted?

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Are the environment variables used in the task definitions for the ECS service encrypted?

asked 7 years ago156 views
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No. Environment variables are not encrypted when viewed through the ECS API, ECS Console, and are also visible on the host itself through docker inspect.

Sam-AWS
answered 7 years ago
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By default, ENV variables in your TaskDefinition are NOT encrypted. However, You could use AWS Parameter Store or AWS Secrets manager to encrypt your ENV vars.

kspnec
answered a year ago
  • The environment variables exposed to the containers are not encrypted. You might have the source of the value (SSM/SecretsManager) encrypted but not the value of the env var itself to the containers. That defies the purpose. Just clarifying as this is confusing.

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