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What is AWS Secrets Manager?

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.
AWS Secrets Manager is a tool in the Secrets Management category of a tech stack.

Who uses AWS Secrets Manager?

Companies
12 companies reportedly use AWS Secrets Manager in their tech stacks, including GensDeConfiance, Bankrs OS, and Hapticmedia.

Developers
8 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWS Secrets Manager.

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Why developers like AWS Secrets Manager?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use AWS Secrets Manager
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AWS Secrets Manager Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose AWS Secrets Manager in their tech stack.

Amazon API Gateway
AWS Secrets Manager
Amazon VPC
AWS Lambda

I use AWS Lambda because it is the most mature of the major cloud platforms for serverless functions. The fact that you can add VPC configs at the start is huge from a security perspective. However, it does take a lot of work to configure the Amazon VPC to work with AWS Secrets Manager and Lambda. It's also nice because it works so well with Amazon API Gateway

I typically use it to connect with databases to insert and extract information for downstream analytics.

I won't be surprised if one day the majority of workloads run on this service. Not having to manage and maintain infrastructure is truly a blessing.

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AWS Secrets Manager Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AWS Secrets Manager?
AWS Key Management Service
AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys. AWS Key Management Service is integrated with other AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon Redshift. AWS Key Management Service is also integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with logs of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs.
Vault
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, certificates, and more. Vault provides a unified interface to any secret, while providing tight access control and recording a detailed audit log.
Docker Secrets
A container native solution that strengthens the Trusted Delivery component of container security by integrating secret distribution directly into the container platform.
Torus CLI
Torus simplifies the modern development workflow enabling you to store, share, and organize secrets across services and environments. With Torus, you can standardize on one tool across all environments. Map Torus to your workflows using projects, environments, services, teams, and machines.
Keywhiz
Keywhiz is a secret management and distribution service that is now available for everyone. Keywhiz helps us with infrastructure secrets, including TLS certificates and keys, GPG keyrings, symmetric keys, database credentials, API tokens, and SSH keys for external services — and even some non-secrets like TLS trust stores. Automation with Keywhiz allows us to seamlessly distribute and generate the necessary secrets for our services, which provides a consistent and secure environment, and ultimately helps us ship faster.
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AWS Secrets Manager's Followers
14 developers follow AWS Secrets Manager to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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