Capture tokens and secret id from Hashicorp Vault and assign it to Windows Env Variables: Combining regex and Select-String cmdlet


  • The concern is documenting capturing the token from hashicorp vault and passing it to the Windows Environment Variables
  • that I need to re-issue every 12 hours in order to work with the stack.
  • The aim is to get both consul and nomad CLI to work properly and to use the same keys for the WEBUI
  • nomad output:

1. cmdlet: Select-String

  • I can use Select-String aka sls to grab the line

2. regex: lookaheads and lookbehinds

  • concepts to define patterns that only match they they
  • are / are not followed by a certain pattern → lookahead (positive / negative)
  • are / are not preceded by a certain pattern → lookbehind (positive / negative)
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  • if I want to capture a name that is after mr + an empty string (whitespace \s)
  • I need to use lookbehind syntax

4. final regex with vault

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5. assign the binding to the env var


7. sources

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