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  1. Hashicorp Vault
  2. AWS Secrets Manager
  3. Azure Key Vault
  4. Git-crypt
  5. Blackbox

Secret Management

Secret management refers to the process of securely storing, managing, and accessing sensitive information, such as passwords, API keys, and other credentials. Secrets are a critical component of modern applications, and their secure management is essential to ensure the security and integrity of the application.

Secret management typically involves the use of specialized tools and technologies that provide a secure and centralized location for storing and managing secrets. These tools often use strong encryption and access control mechanisms to protect sensitive information from unauthorized access.

Some of the key features of secret management tools include:

  1. Secure storage: Secret management tools provide a secure location for storing sensitive information, typically using strong encryption and access control mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the information.

  2. Access control: Secret management tools allow administrators to define access control policies and roles that govern who can access specific secrets and what actions they can perform.

  3. Auditing and monitoring: Secret management tools provide auditing and monitoring capabilities that allow administrators to track who accessed specific secrets and when, providing an audit trail for compliance and security purposes.

  4. Integration with other tools: Secret management tools can be integrated with other DevOps tools, such as build servers, deployment tools, and orchestration frameworks, to provide seamless access to secrets during the application lifecycle.

Hashicorp Vault

A highly secure and scalable secret management solution that supports a wide range of authentication methods and storage backends.

vault kv put secret/myapp/config username="admin" password="s3cret" API_key="123456789"

AWS Secrets Manager

A fully managed secrets management service provided by Amazon Web Services.

aws secretsmanager create-secret --name myapp/database --secret-string '{"username":"admin","password":"s3cret"}'

Azure Key Vault

A cloud-based secrets management service provided by Microsoft Azure.

az keyvault secret set --name myapp/config --value s3cret


A command-line tool that allows you to encrypt files and directories within a Git repository.

git-crypt init && git-crypt add-gpg-user [email protected]


A command-line tool that allows you to store and manage secrets in Git repositories using GPG encryption.

blackbox_initialize && blackbox_register_new_file secrets.txt