I've taken over the project where a lot of Jenkins credentials has passwords or passphrase strings which I need to know in order to progress with the project, unfortunately these weren't documented anywhere.

I've checked the credentials.xml file where these credentials are stored, but they're in not plain text, e.g.:


Note: I've changed it slightly for privacy reasons.

How can I decrypt its original password based on the string above?

  • I am getting error with the proposed answer: println(hudson.util.Secret.decrypt("{{xxx/wwww+yyyy/zzzz=}}")) The + symbol is breaking the script. Any suggestion? – Jay Bau Jun 14 at 17:35
  • @JayBau Try with single brackets: "{...}", remove extra once. – kenorb Jun 17 at 11:37

Luckily there is a hudson.util.Secret.decrypt() function which can be used for this, so:

  1. In Jenkins, go to: /script page.
  2. Run the following command:




    where {XXX=} is your encrypted password. This will print the plain password.

    To do opposite, run:


Source: gist at tuxfight3r/jenkins-decrypt.groovy.

Alternatively check the following scripts: tweksteen/jenkins-decrypt, menski/jenkins-decrypt.py.

For more details, check: Credentials storage in Jenkins.


Here is a short snippet you can just run from the jenkins script console, to dump all of your credentials to plain text.

  it.properties.each { prop, val ->
    println(prop + ' = "' + val + '"')

A more complicated version that lists for non-system credential providers:

import com.cloudbees.plugins.credentials.CredentialsProvider
import com.cloudbees.plugins.credentials.Credentials
import com.cloudbees.plugins.credentials.domains.Domain
import jenkins.model.Jenkins
def indent = { String text, int indentationCount ->
  def replacement = "\t" * indentationCount
  text.replaceAll("(?m)^", replacement)

Jenkins.get().allItems().collectMany{ CredentialsProvider.lookupStores(it).toList()}.unique().forEach { store ->
  Map<Domain, List<Credentials>> domainCreds = [:]
  store.domains.each { domainCreds.put(it, store.getCredentials(it))}
  if (domainCreds.collectMany{ it.value}.empty) {
  def shortenedClassName = store.getClass().name.substring(store.getClass().name.lastIndexOf(".") + 1)
  println "Credentials for store context: ${store.contextDisplayName}, of type $shortenedClassName"
  domainCreds.forEach { domain , creds ->
    println indent("Domain: ${domain.name}", 1)
    creds.each { cred ->
      cred.properties.each { prop, val ->
        println indent("$prop = \"$val\"", 2)
      println indent("-----------------------", 2)
  • How to modify this to get credentials from all domains, from all folders ? – jmary Aug 14 at 9:47
  • @jmary I have added another example – Magnus Aug 15 at 0:58
  • Great thanks :-) – jmary Aug 16 at 9:00

For the record, The following snippet to be pasted into the console also does the job :

def creds = com.cloudbees.plugins.credentials.CredentialsProvider.lookupCredentials(

for(c in creds) {
  if(c instanceof com.cloudbees.jenkins.plugins.sshcredentials.impl.BasicSSHUserPrivateKey){
    println(String.format("id=%s  desc=%s key=%s\n", c.id, c.description, c.privateKeySource.getPrivateKeys()))
  if (c instanceof com.cloudbees.plugins.credentials.impl.UsernamePasswordCredentialsImpl){
    println(String.format("id=%s  desc=%s user=%s pass=%s\n", c.id, c.description, c.username, c.password))

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