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  1. Apache Airflow
  2. AIRFLOW-6773

Creating users with Airflow CLI leaves the password in clear text in the logs

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.10.9
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: cli, webserver
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      Description

      Leaving password in clear text in logs should be considered a security issue.

      Note: the command 'create_user' is sensitive and should probably not be logged at all in my opinion if there is no simple way of obfuscating the password.

      Steps to reproduce:

      1. create a user using `airflow create_user` and providing the password using `--password`
      2. go to the Browse / Logs view of the UI
      3. find the creation log containing the password in clear text

      The log entry looks like this:

      {{

      {"host_name": "airflow-web-774c65857f-drgsm", "full_command": "['/usr/local/bin/airflow', 'create_user', '--role', 'Viewer', '--username', 'viewer', '--email', 'viewer-local@example.com', '--firstname', 'viewer', '--lastname', 'airflow', '--password', 'secret']"}

      }}

       

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              Reporter:
              nbardelot Noël BARDELOT
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