What is Vault and what are its top alternatives?
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.
Vault is a tool in the Secrets Management category of a tech stack.
Vault is an open source tool with 15K GitHub stars and 2.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Vault's open source repository on GitHub