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Ongoing threats of data breaches and cyber attacks remain top of mind for every team responsible for securing cloud workloads and applications, especially with the challenge of managing secrets including passwords, tokens, API keys, certificates, and more. Complexity is especially notable with the adoption of emerging technologies such as containers or microservices architecture.

HashiCorp Vault is an open-source solution for managing secrets at scale in the enterprise. Applied in your cloud security workflow, HashiCorp Vault removes the complexity from key and secret management, and because it’s open source, it can be integrated with any AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud configuration.

Our new course, produced in partnership with HashiCorp, helps cloud architects, developers, system administrators, and DevOps specialists learn how to implement core Vault services in their cloud infrastructure.

Get Started with HashiCorp Vault

One challenge to managing secrets lies in their sheer volume.

Modern systems run by accessing secrets, and it’s easy for secret sprawl to occur across environments and users. Often, companies do not have clearly defined “break-glass” procedures to stop the bleeding once an intrusion is detected. Managing secrets properly across systems—lacing, revocation, key rolling, auditing, and secure storage—is difficult. HashiCorp created Vault to address exactly these challenges, and more.

Our new HashiCorp Vault course will prepare you to implement the service and execute Vault administration tasks.

With this course, you will be able to:

  • Work with core components of the Vault architecture
  • Manage and maintain secrets in Vault
  • Deploy and configure Vault within your environments
  • Evaluate and select Vault services
  • Implement the Vault Command Line Interface and API

Next Steps

HashiCorp Vault is now available in the Cloud Academy library. To get started with the HashiCorp Vault course, sign in to your Cloud Academy account.

In addition to taking the course, you can also get real-world experience with our Hands-on Lab. Use our new lab to configure Vault to use LDAP authentication. Working directly inside the AWS console, you will work with LDAP identities and groups and learn how to authenticate usernames, passwords, or memberships without duplication, and you will create access policies to seamlessly authorize LDAP users in Vault.

Finally, read our previous post for tips on how to secure secrets inside microservices using HashiCorp Vault.
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