Secret Management and Vault with Hashicorp’s Seth Vargo

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.

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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.

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