Encryption-as-a-Service with Vault's Transit Secret Engine
Feb 27, 2020
Learn two methods for integrating Vault's Transit Secrets Engine into your application using the HVAC Python library for code-level integration or through the Vault API with the Requests Python library.
Security and encryption should always be the number one priority when dealing with user data. With the amount of data companies get daily, storing it encrypted should always be the default standard. This prevents anyone, even users handeling the data, the abilty to see any confidential information.
Using Vault's Transit Secrets Engine essentially removes the burden of having to integrate encryption in their code from developers. Developers can now focus on writing quality code and let Vault handle the encryption. Transmit provides multiple types of encryption including AES-256, RSA-4096, etc.
What You'll Learn
This demo will go through standing up the Transit Secrets Engine in Vault and demo a full workflow of how developers can integrate Transit into their code through the HVAC Python Library or directly through the Vault API with the Requests Python Library.
After this session, attendees will have insight on how to incorporate this workflow into their current applications.
Slides and GitHub Repo
Find the slides and demo code for this talk in this GitHub repo