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DifficultyIntermediate
Duration1h 45m
Students325

Description

HashiCorp Vault provides a simple and effective way to manage security in cloud infrastructure. The HashiCorp Vault service secures, stores, and tightly controls access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys, and other secrets in modern computing.

This course will enable you to recognize, explain, and implement the services and functions provided by the HashiCorp Vault service.

 

Agenda
In this course we learn to recognize and implement the core HashiCorp Vault services in cloud infrastructure. The topics we cover are as follows: 

  • Vault architecture and its core components
  • Vault policies and how they are used to grant or forbid access to operations in Vault
  • Secrets and secret management as performed within Vault
  • Vault cubbyholes and how they can be utilized
  • Vault dynamic secrets
  • Vault authentication and Vault identities

 

Intended Audience

This course will appeal to anyone looking to extend their knowledge of cloud security best practices, and to learn more about the tools and services available to help manage cloud security. If you are performing any of the roles below, we recommend completing this course. 

  • Architects and Developers
  • System Administrators
  • Security specialists
  • DevOps specialists
  • And anyone else interested in managing and maintaining secrets 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to explain and implement the HashiCorp Vault service, and you will also be able to implement the Vault CLI and API to execute tasks related to Vault administration. By completing this course, you will:

  • Understand the core principles of Vault, including how Vault can be used to manage and maintain secrets
  • Understand the key benefits of using Vault, including how to deploy and configure it within your own environments
  • Be able to evaluate and select HashiCorp Vault services
  • Know how to implement the Vault CLI and API to execute tasks related to administration and configuration

Prerequisites

We recommend completing the Cloud Academy DevOps Fundamentals Learning Path so you have a basic understanding of system administration and configuration tasks.

 

Format

This course includes approximately 1.5 hours of high-definition video, split across 9 lectures.

 

Feedback

We welcome all feedback. Please send any comments or questions on this course to us at support@cloudacademy.com

Transcript

Welcome back!

Before we finish let's do a quick review of what we've learnt within this course:

  • We reviewed the Vault architecture and its internal components. 
  • We reviewed how Vault can be deployed and configured within your own environments. 
  • We gained an understanding of the key benefits of using Vault to manage and maintain secrets. 
  • And finally we reviewed the key features that Vault provides, including Secret Engines, Policies, Cubbyholes, Dynamic Secrets, Authentication methods, and Vault Identities. 
  • This concludes this brief summary, and brings our course to a close. 

Thank you for your participation. We do hope you have enjoyed this course on Hashicorp Vault. 

Please feel free to contact us at support@cloudacademy.com if you have any questions or comments. And thank you for watching!

About the Author

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Jeremy is the DevOps Content Lead at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing technical training documentation for DevOps.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 20+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud, Security, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for both the AWS and GCP cloud platforms.