HashiCorp Vault for Drupalers

PUBLISHED ON 8/6/2018 — WEB DEVELOPMENT, DEVOPS

Nick Santamaria presenting at Drupal HackCamp 2018

Securely managing application secrets can be challenging - especially in complex, multi-datacenter environments. Many common secret management tools and services only solve specific use cases, and are often coupled to specific cloud providers.

HashiCorp Vault is an open-source secret management tool designed to support distributed applications and infrastructure as first-class citizens. It provides powerful features such as:

  • Centralised secret storage
  • Dynamic secrets
  • Encryption as a Service
  • Identity brokering
  • Access control management
  • Audit logging

This session will introduce some important Vault concepts and operational considerations, before diving into a technical demonstration of the current Drupal integration capabilities.

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The projects I showed off in the demo:

Nick Santamaria presenting at Drupal HackCamp 2018

Photo credit: @HN_Will.