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Version: v1.3.0

User Secrets manager secret provider

User Secrets secret provider brings local secrets during development to your application.

⚠️ When using User Secrets secret provider, it will look for secrets on the local disk which is not secure. This provider should only be used for development.


Adding secrets from the User Secrets manager into the secret store requires following package:

PM > Install-Package Arcus.Security.Providers.UserSecrets


After installing the package, the additional extensions becomes available when building the secret store.

using Microsoft.Extensions.Hosting;
public class Program{    public static void Main(string[] args)    {        CreateHostBuilder(args).Build().Run();    }
    public static IHostBuilder CreateHostBuilder(string[] args)    {            return Host.CreateDefaultBuilder(args)                   .ConfigureSecretStore((context, config, builder) =>                   {                         // Adds the user secrets secret source with specified user secrets ID.                         // A user secrets ID is a unique value used to store and identify a collection of secrets.
                         // `Program`: The type from the assembly to search for an instance of `UserSecretsIdAttribute`.                         builder.AddUserSecrets<Program>();
                         // The user secrets ID which gets provided directly without looking up the `UserSecretsIdAttribute` in the assembly.                         builder.AddUserSecrets("bee01c693fe44766b1f3ef1e1f1f7883");                    })                    .ConfigureWebHostDefaults(webBuilder => webBuilder.UseStartup<Startup>());    }}