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Question: Which is better - HashiCorp Vault or AWS Secrets Manager?
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Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Secrets Manager vs. HashiCorp Vault and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is usability, as it is quite user-friendly.""The API is fine and works well.""All our workloads are running on AWS, so integration with our workload is much easier on AWS Secrets Manager than going with another solution such as Thycotic."

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"This solution is easy to use and to integrate.""The most valuable feature of HashiCorp Vault is that it's an open source solution. Second, it's cloud agnostic, so it's very easy to maintain and control, which is why we prefer HashiCorp.""It can still be configured by a separate team other than developers. That's why I think it's more secure.""The interface is very simple to navigate."

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Cons
"It would be good if the AWS Secrets Manager were more customizable.""If you don't have enterprise support, then you will not be able to get through to them to get the help. It is not only applicable to AWS Secrets Manager. It is also applicable to any service on AWS.""We occasionally have problems with rate limits, although that is a problem more generally with AWS."

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"We could use more documentation, primarily to do with integrations.""The technical support was hard to get a hold of and lacking in service.""I don't think there are any major improvements required—so far, so good. However, I think that having more training materials, such as videos, and documentation available would be helpful. I would prefer to have more videos available either on the official site or on YouTube.""The documentation is very general; it should have more examples and more use cases."

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  • "I am using the open-source version of Vault and I would have to buy a license if I want to get support."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Azure Key Vault is a SaaS solution. You can easily store passwords and secrets securely and encrypt them. Azure Key Vault is a great solution to ensure you are compliant with security and governance… more »
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    HashiCorp Vault was designed with your needs in mind. One of the features that makes this evident is its ability to work as both a cloud-agnostic and a multi-cloud solution. As a cloud-agnostic… more »
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    It can still be configured by a separate team other than developers. That's why I think it's more secure.
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    We could use more documentation, primarily to do with integrations. Anybody who uses HashiCorp integrates with a public cloud, like Azure or AWS. Azure and AWS have their own secret management; how… more »
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    Primarily, we use this solution for the secret management side of things. Initially, we were using Azure Key Vault, but we kind of shifted to HashiCorp Vault because we are using Terraform scripts… more »
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    Overview

    AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect secrets needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources. The service enables you to easily rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycle.

    Vault is a tool for securely accessing secrets. A secret is anything that you want to tightly control access to, such as API keys, passwords, or certificates. Vault provides a unified interface to any secret, while providing tight access control and recording a detailed audit log.

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    Sample Customers
    Autodesk, Clevy, Stackery
    Adobe, SAP Ariba, Citadel, Spaceflight, Cruise
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider18%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about AWS Secrets Manager vs. HashiCorp Vault and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    AWS Secrets Manager is ranked 7th in Enterprise Password Managers with 3 reviews while HashiCorp Vault is ranked 4th in Enterprise Password Managers with 4 reviews. AWS Secrets Manager is rated 9.0, while HashiCorp Vault is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of AWS Secrets Manager writes "An intuitive product that comes with an easy API interface and integrates well with AWS workload". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HashiCorp Vault writes "Easy to use and integrate, but the documentation needs to be updated and improved". AWS Secrets Manager is most compared with Microsoft Azure Key Vault, CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, Thycotic Secret Server, LastPass Business and 1Password, whereas HashiCorp Vault is most compared with Microsoft Azure Key Vault, CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, Thycotic Secret Server, LastPass Business and Keeper. See our AWS Secrets Manager vs. HashiCorp Vault report.

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