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Every software application has secrets. User passwords and database credentials must be managed carefully, because poor access controls can lead to disaster scenarios. Vault is a tool for secret management, developed at Hashicorp, a company that builds software tools for application delivery and infrastructure management.
Seth Vargo is a software engineer and open source advocate at Hashicorp, and in today’s episode he discusses the advantages of having a single tool to manage all of your secrets. If you aren’t a security expert, don’t worry, we discuss some of the basics of security. And if you are a security expert, you will appreciate the comparisons we discuss between Hashicorp and other tools that have been used for secret management.