Certificate Variables

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In the variable-editor, selecting Certificate as the variable type allows you to create a variable with a certificate managed by Octopus as the value.

Certificate variables can be scoped, similar to regular text variables.

Expanded Properties

At deploy-time, Certificate variables are expanded. For example, a variable MyCertificate becomes:

Variable Description Example value
MyCertificate The certificate ID Certificates-1
MyCertificate.Type The variable type Certificate
MyCertificate.Name The user-provided name My Development Certificate
MyCertificate.Thumbprint Thumbprint A163E39F59560E6FE33A0299D19124B242D9B37E
MyCertificate.RawOriginal The base64 encoded original file, exactly as it was uploaded.
MyCertificate.Password The password specified when the file was uploaded.
MyCertificate.Pfx The base64 encoded certificate in PKCS#12 format, including the private-key if present.
MyCertificate.Certificate The base64 encoded DER ASN.1 certificate.
MyCertificate.PrivateKey The base64 encoded DER ASN.1 private key.
MyCertificate.CertificatePem The PEM representation of the certificate (i.e. the PublicKey with header\footer).
MyCertificate.PrivateKeyPem The PEM representation of the private key (i.e. the PrivateKey with header\footer).
MyCertificate.Subject The X.500 distinguished name of the subject
MyCertificate.Issuer The X.500 distinguished name of the issuer
MyCertificate.NotBefore NotBefore date 2016-06-15T13:45:30.0000000-07:00
MyCertificate.NotAfter NotAfter date 2019-06-15T13:45:30.0000000-07:00

For example, to access the certificate thumbprint in a PowerShell script:

Write-Host $OctopusParameters["MyCertificate.Thumbprint"]

Private-Key Variables

The variables which contain the private-key (if present) will be stored and transmitted as sensitive-variables.