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Secrets Overview

Secrets are generally API keys or credentials that are used inside applications. Storing keys as Vault items prevents the information from being hard-coded, retaining the usefulness of the secret without exposing its value.

Secrets support the following:

  • Import of secret material
  • Secure retrieval and access of secret material
  • Manual rotation
  • Versioning

These actions can be completed in the Vault UI or by using the Vault API.

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