No sensitive data stored in user_data

Explanation

When creating instances, user data can be used during the initial configuration. User data must not contain sensitive information

Possible Impact

Sensitive credentials in the user data can be leaked

Suggested Resolution

Don’t use sensitive data in the user data section

Insecure Example

The following example will fail the cloudstack-compute-no-sensitive-info check.

resource "cloudstack_instance" "web" {
  name             = "server-1"
  service_offering = "small"
  network_id       = "6eb22f91-7454-4107-89f4-36afcdf33021"
  template         = "CentOS 6.5"
  zone             = "zone-1"
  user_data        = <<EOF
export DATABASE_PASSWORD=\"SomeSortOfPassword\"
EOF
}

Secure Example

The following example will pass the cloudstack-compute-no-sensitive-info check.

resource "cloudstack_instance" "web" {
  name             = "server-1"
  service_offering = "small"
  network_id       = "6eb22f91-7454-4107-89f4-36afcdf33021"
  template         = "CentOS 6.5"
  zone             = "zone-1"
  user_data        = <<EOF
export GREETING="Hello there"
EOF
}

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