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Docker Secrets vs Vault: What are the differences?

Developers describe Docker Secrets as "Manage any sensitive data which a container needs at runtime but you don’t want to store in the image or in source control". A container native solution that strengthens the Trusted Delivery component of container security by integrating secret distribution directly into the container platform. On the other hand, Vault is detailed as "Secure, store, and tightly control access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys, and other secrets in modern computing". 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 and Vault can be primarily classified as "Secrets Management" tools.

Vault is an open source tool with 13.2K GitHub stars and 1.98K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Vault's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Docker Secrets
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    Secure
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    Multi-Host aware
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    Secure
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    Variety of Secret Backends
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    Very easy to set up and use
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    Dynamic secret generation
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    AuditLog
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    Leasing and Renewal
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    Privilege Access Management
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    Open Source
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    Consol integration
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    Handles secret sprawl
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    Variety of Auth Backends
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    Easy to integrate with
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    Multicloud

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What is Docker Secrets?

A container native solution that strengthens the Trusted Delivery component of container security by integrating secret distribution directly into the container platform.

What is 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.

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What are some alternatives to Docker Secrets and Vault?
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.
Doppler
Stop struggling with scattered environment variables, hacking together home-brewed tools, and avoiding access controls. Keep your team and servers in sync with Doppler.
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.
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.
SecretHub
All software needs secrets to access other resources: encryption keys, API tokens, database passwords. Helps teams deploy those application secrets to any cloud with a secure, automatic and reproducible deployment process.
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