The challenge of secrets sprawl has arisen as organizations migrate to cloud. Previous infrastructure of dedicated servers, static IP addresses, and a clear network perimeter are fading as architects choose the advantages and flexibility of cloud with elastic pools of infrastructure and dynamic IP addresses, but also without clear perimeters.
Applications and systems are now frequently created and destroyed. The network between distributed clouds, applications, and systems is low-trust, furthering the complexities of secrets sprawl. So, what is the solution?
HashiCorp Vault seeks to solve the problem of secret sprawl by centralizing secrets management in a scalable, repeatable workflow to be able to create, manage, and revoke secrets as needed.