AWS Secrets Manager vs Vault: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS Secrets Manager as "Store, Distribute, and Rotate Credentials Securely". AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect secrets needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources. The service enables you to easily rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycle. On the other hand, Vault is detailed as "Secure, store, and tightly control access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys, and other secrets in modern computing". Vault is a tool for securely accessing secrets. A secret is anything that you want to tightly control access to, such as API keys, passwords, certificates, and more. Vault provides a unified interface to any secret, while providing tight access control and recording a detailed audit log.
AWS Secrets Manager and Vault belong to "Secrets Management" category of the tech stack.
Vault is an open source tool with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.93K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Vault's open source repository on GitHub.
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