Grant access to secrets

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UCP gives you role-based access control so that you can specify which users can use a specific secret in their services and which users can delete the secret.

Grant access to a secret

As with most resources managed by UCP, the way to grant permission to a set of users to use a secret, is by applying the com.docker.ucp.access.label to the secret.

Users that are part of a team with access to that label will be able to see and use the secret.

In this example, if Jenny is part of a team that has ‘Restricted Control’ over the com.docker.ucp.access.label=blog label, she will be able to use the secret in her services, as long as the service also has the same label.

This ensures that users can use a secret in their services without having permissions to attach to the container running the service and inspect the secret data.

To revoke access to a secret you can edit the secret to change the access label, or update the permissions a team has for a label.

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Docker, UCP, secrets, secrets management