Secrets in Kubernetes are encoded using base64.

If you have the secret name, you can ask for its value. If not, then learn how to get a secret in Kubernetes.

How to retrieve the value of a secret in Kubernetes

kubectl get secret admin-user-pass -o jsonpath='{.data}'

This will output a JSON as follows:

{"password":"amYzOTJoZjc4MmhmOTMyaAo=","username":"YWRtaW51c2VyCg=="}

How to decode the value of a secret in Kubernetes

Values are always base64 encoded, so decoding it will look like this:

echo 'amYzOTJoZjc4MmhmOTMyaAo=' | base64 --decode

This prints the decoded value of our original secret we stored before.

jf392hf782hf932h