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Native integration with Secrets management systems

I would like to be able to use hashicorp vault with the chef-client to read secrets natively. Currently, there is not a good method to read secrets easily and this is a common use case. 

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  • Jan 15 2020
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  • Tim Smith commented
    27 Aug, 2021 04:30pm

    HashiCorp Vault support in our beta will ship next month with 17.5.

  • Tim Smith commented
    9 Jul, 2021 04:05am

    We're building this with an initial beta for aws secrets manager shipping in Chef Infra Client 17.3 to be followed up by Azure then Hashi/Akeyless. There will also be more work to have configuration sets for the secrets and caching.

  • Richard Nixon commented
    5 Feb, 2020 05:06pm

    I get asked about this a lot. I have working code for Azure (no external deps) and AWS (currently requires aws gem, but could easily be rewritten without external deps)

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