What is Strongbox?
Strongbox is a CLI/GUI and SDK to manage, store, and retrieve secrets (access tokens, encryption keys, private certificates, etc). Strongbox is a client-side convenience layer on top of AWS KMS, DynamoDB and IAM. It manages the AWS resources for you and configure them in a secure way.
Strongbox is a tool in the Secrets Management category of a tech stack.
Strongbox is an open source tool with 243 GitHub stars and 21 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Strongbox's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like Strongbox?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Strongbox
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- Simple access model
- Compatible with the AWS CLI
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