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Continuously improve your security posture with Vault

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Reduce your risk areas one step at a time

Whether you’re starting with storing static secrets, or are ready to adopt dynamic credentials, automate certificate management, and offer data encryption as a service, Vault helps reduce security risks and build operations to scale.

Adopt identity-based security automation

Get started with secrets management.

  • Static secrets

    Centrally store, manage, deploy, and rotate static key/value pair secrets across applications, services, systems, and infrastructure residing on-premises or multi-cloud.

  • Namespaces

    Create namespaces to implement secure multi-tenancy. Provide least privileged access and isolation while ensuring teams can self-manage their own environments.

  • Authentication methods

    Leverage authentication methods to assign user policies. Vault enforces authentication as part of the request processing and delegates administration to the relevant configured external auth method.

  • Integrations

    Connect to a deep ecosystem of partners and trusted identity providers to authenticate to Vault and leverage observability integrations to monitor the usage.

  • Standard access policies

    Leverage multiple identities across different platforms with single policy enforcement for access management.

Standardize best practices across your organization

Limit exposure with dynamic secrets and improved performance.

  • Dynamic secrets

    Reduce risk by leveraging dynamic or ephemeral secrets that are generated on demand and can be configured to each unique application, machine, or user for just-in-time, short-lived secrets.

  • High availability

    Enable multi-server mode for high availability (HA) for your disaster recovery strategy. This allows configuration across availability zones or regions to protect against outages by running multiple Vault servers.

  • Secrets sync

    Leverage Vault to consolidate credentials, manage secrets sprawl across multiple cloud service providers, and automate secrets policies across services.

  • Performance replication

    Deliver your Vault cluster to multiple regions with just a few steps. Support applications that are distributed globally and reduce latency to your secrets.

  • Access control

    Meet policy and governance requirements with configurable multi-factor authentication (MFA) to outsource secondary authentication for your application or service to a provider.

  • HashiCorp product integrations

    Expand secrets management and security across HashiCorp products like Terraform, Boundary, and Consul to tie access policies to tokens or identities, issue and revoke JIT credentials, and authenticate apps and services.

Scale your security posture to limit your company's security risk

Implement certificate management, key management, and data encryption

  • Public key infrastructure

    Protect data by using Vault's PKI secrets engine to dynamically generate X.509 certificates (KeyFactor). Manage certificate rotation and security with Automated Certificate Management Environment (ACME).

  • Key lifecycle management

    Provide a consistent workflow for distribution and lifecycle management of cryptographic keys in various key management service (KMS) providers. Key management secrets engine (KMSE) allows organizations to maintain centralized control of their keys in Vault while still taking advantage of cryptographic capabilities native to KMS providers.

  • Encryption as a service

    Relieve the burden of data encryption and decryption from application developers with Vault encryption as a service or transit secrets engine. The transit secrets engine signs and verifies data and generates hashes and hash-based message authentication codes (HMACs).

  • Transparent data encryption

    Leverage data tokenization, such as data masking, to protect sensitive data like credit card numbers and banking details.

Integrate with your existing workflows

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Kubernetes

Manage Kubernetes secrets with Vault to securely inject secrets into pods and applications.

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AWS services

Integrate with AWS IAM and easily automate access to RDS, Lamda, and other AWS services.

Common use cases for Vault

  • Kubernetes secrets

    Vault provides several ways to use Kubernetes to securely introduce secrets into applications and infrastructure. Instead of sharing credentials and tokens across pods and services, Vault allows each service to uniquely authenticate and request its own unique credentials.

  • Database credential rotation

    Database secrets engine lets organizations automatically rotate passwords for existing database users. This makes it easy to integrate existing applications with Vault and leverage the database secrets engine for better secrets management.

  • Automated PKI infrastructure

    Vault's PKI secrets engine dynamically generates X.509 certificates on demand and reduces manual overhead. This allows services to acquire certificates without going through the usual manual process of generating a private key and certificate signing request (CSR), submitting to a certificate authority (CA), and then waiting for the verification and signing process to complete.

Next steps

Vault simplifies cloud security automation on fully managed infrastructure. Get started for free and pay only for what you use.