Join David Swersky for an in-depth discussion in this video Database secrets engine overview, part of Learning HashiCorp Vault.
- [Instructor] Perhaps contrary to their name,…database secrets engines…don't actually store secrets in a database,…though that may seem like their natural function.…In fact, they act as an authentication mechanism…to supported databases.…Most databases support username/password authentication.…The password is a secret…that must be generated then protected.…IT organizations use a variety of methods…to protect these secrets…and safely deploy them to applications as needed.…Database username/password combinations…are often stored in build configurations,…continuous integration systems,…or configuration management systems.…
The Vault Database Secrets Engine…provides a replacement for all these methods…by integrating directly with supported databases.…Vault becomes an alternative authentication mechanism…for the database.…Database clients authenticate to Vault,…then request database credentials.…Vault generates the credentials as a dynamic secret.…The secret doesn't exist until it's read.…Vault then executes a query on the database creating a user…
- What is Vault?
- Using the dev server
- Working with Vault secrets engines
- Adding policies to Vault
- Running and using Vault
- Configuring the database secrets engine
- Implementing Vault
- Integrating Jenkins with Vault
- Using the Vault API
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Vault
2. Getting Started with Vault
3. Running and Using Vault
4. Implementing Vault
5. Using the Vault API
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