Retrieving the RabbitMQ™ password in Kubernetes™

Accessing the RabbitMQ password from Kubernetes.


  1. From a command line window, run the following command to retrieve the data contained in the secret.
    kubectl get secret velocity-rabbitmq-secret -o yaml
  2. On the password line, copy the password.
    The password is Base64 encrypted.
    The screen capture for copying the password is shown in the following illustration.
    Figure 1. Copy password
    Copy password screen capture
  3. Use a Base64 decoder to decode the password.
    1. For a Linux shell, run the following command to decode the password:
      Paste the password in the command line.
      echo -n '<password>' | base64 --decode
    2. The decoded password is displayed in the shell.