Introduction to Vault

HashiCorp Vault is ideal for managing secrets and protecting sensitive data (tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys, encryption keys, etc.) within an organization. It allows interaction for both humans and machines via APIs, CLI and a UI.

One of the common challenges nowadays in organizations is "Secrets Management". Secrets can include database passwords, AWS credentials, API tokens, encyption keys and others

Vault provides a single source of secrets and provides a complete lifecycle management for those secrets.

Benefits of HashiCorp Vault

  1. Store long-lived static credentials/secrets.
  2. Dynamically generate secrets upon request.
  3. Fully featured API.
  4. Identity-based access across different clouds and systems.
  5. Provides encryption as a service.
  6. Acts as a Root or Intermediate Certificate Authority.