ChefConf 2018 Session: Using HashiCorp Vault with Chef
Emily Ye
Software Engineer, Google

One of the most common challenges in automation and orchestration is secrets management. At the end of the day, applications and services require plain-text credentials, and organizations require a central store for those secrets.

Like Chef, HashiCorp Vault is a free and open source tool for secrets management, but organizations often struggle to find the balance between Vault and Chef for secrets management.

In addition to providing a high-level overview of HashiCorp Vault, this demo-driven talk details techniques for retrieving secrets from Vault using Chef by bridging the gap between runtime and build time data. Join me on an adventure as we migrate secrets from Encrypted Data Bags to Vault.

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