[Q] OCI Object Storage Backend auth_type_api_key

Hi Guys,

I am trying to setup ‘vault’ using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) object storage backend with HA enabled and have run into a problem.

You mention on the following webpage that you need:

auth_type_api_key = "<boolean setting for using api-key instead of instance principals>"

Source: https://www.vaultproject.io/docs/configuration/storage/oci-object-storage.html

Now my question is what exactly is this? it can’t be the fingerprint of the API key as shown in Oracles website as that just makes no sense. This also can’t be the private key or even the public as thats in pem format, so what are you expecting?

Is this just a base64 encoded on a single line of the private key? your clue is as good as mine.

If anyone knows, I would be really grateful for someone to ‘fill in the blanks’.

Kind Regards,


It’s boolean so the value is just either “true” or “false”.
It indicates whether you want to use API key(user principal)

Awesome, was over thinking it.

Thank you.