Need to download/read files (document) stored inside vaults

We already started to implement the new Secret Automation feature.

We want to include it as part of deployment procedure which will contains many configuration files in different formats (JSON, YML, .env).
So, instead of creating items for individual fields we stored all configuration files inside the vaults.
But issue is we are not able to fetch them (runtime download/read and use them) during deployment using APIs or SDK.

The only info we can get from SDK is called FullItem (which includes all metadata and all other related fields).
We are missing the content of file (do not currently know way to get the content of file programmatically).
We think it should be possible to get content since 1password's different OS client can show and download content of those files inside vaults.

It would be very helpful and easy for us to implement files directly and make whole deployment automated and secure.
so, we would like to request for help on how to achieve it or if this is not available yet we would like to request the feature.

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  • James_1PJames_1P

    Team Member


    Thanks for reaching out with your interest. The initial launch of Secrets Automation did not include support for accessing attached files but it is on the roadmap as a future capability.

  • I would be interested in this as well, any update on the roadmap?

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    We don't have an update on the roadmap just yet, sorry!

  • thanks, have a workaround in place by using secure notes in stead of documents.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Sounds good @echristiaans, thank you for sharing :)

  • ag_leoag_leo 1Password Alumni

    Hi @echristiaans and @pvkas13. Good news! File downloads is now supported through the REST API. You can find more information in the documentation: (In particular, List files, Get file details and Get file content might be of interest to you. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

  • Hi @ag_leo

    Thanks for the update post - this is good news as I'm just about to start a project that could do with this.

    I don't suppose you have any idea when the Python SDK will be updated to support this do you? No worries if now - I'm sure it's in the pipeline. Just thought I would ask in case you did know.

    Johnny :)

  • ag_leoag_leo 1Password Alumni

    Hi @JohnnySheppardIsode,

    We unfortunately don't have a timeframe to communicate right now for the Python SDK, but we'd be more than happy to help if you struggle with implementing the API calls within Python :smile:.

  • Thanks for the speedy reply @ag_leo

    I'll give it a go and let you know if I'm having trouble :)

  • Hi @ag_leo - first question. I've manged to download files successfully - can you attach a file to an entry (new or existing)? If so, how would you do that?

  • ag_leoag_leo 1Password Alumni

    Hi @JohnnySheppardIsode. Glad to hear you were able to download files! Unfortunately uploading files to 1Password through Secrets Automation is not supported right now. Sorry about that!

  • edited August 13

    Hi @ag_leo, Thanks for letting me know. I know you probably aren’t able to say when, but is it at least something on the roadmap?

  • David_agDavid_ag

    Team Member

    Hey @JohnnySheppardIsode - I can confirm it's on the roadmap, and we definitely understand how useful it would be! We'll be sure to let you know once we have a better idea of when to expect that feature.

  • Thanks @David_ag, that would be really helpful.

  • thanks for the great work so far, as long as it is not supported to also upload files then it is not something we can use right now but definitely a great addition! To give you an example of what we like to use this for, we are a heavy user of Terraform and would like to be able to create TLS certificates in TF and upload them to 1Password as a document, then use it in other TF code (as a document). The workaround now is that we have to implement it as a password, which is not ideal but it works.

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