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AWS Secrets Manager

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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.

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AWS Secrets Manager review by Drew M.
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"The secrets manager made it easy to store and retrieve secrets, passwords, and other sensitive keys"

What do you like best?

The ease of integration and availability the secrets manager provides. All of my services within AWS can access it easily with a little IAM permission magic. Tapping into this service was simple and effective.

What do you dislike?

I'd like to be able to store more complex objects within the secrets manager, but that may be beyond the scope of what it was intended for.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are other options out there such as Consul from Hashicorp, but you'll have to setup and maintain the infrastructure yourself. This service is out of the box and easy to maintain.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a distributed, simple mechanism for storing authentication keys with the various services we have that need to communicate in a secure manner.

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AWS Secrets Manager review by Administrator
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"Great alternative for Vault in the cloud"

What do you like best?

Like in every AWS service, the link with an IAM role is seamless, thus allowing you to grant exact permissions to credentials stored in Secrets Manager to a specific instance/container/etc.

It is managed quite easily and even integrates with other services, such as existing RDS instances, automatically. It allows rotating credentials a much easier task.

What do you dislike?

I did not find any features I do not like with SM at the moment. The service is at its very early stages, and so is our usage. However, we are certain that upon further usage we might find a few hiccups here and there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used to spin up different Jenkins slaves (built via different Dockerfiles) for various jobs.

Each of these containers only differed by the Amazon credentials they stored.

Now, we are spinning up a single slave - and it grabs the correct credentials from the SM service using the appropriate IAM permission role (attached via CloudFormation).

We are also close to integrate it with some of our other applications, especially those utilizing RDS for hosting MySQL DBs, so in the future we can rotate credentials without having to change code/app version to support that.

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AWS Secrets Manager review by Jeremiah K.
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"Managing Secrets Never Easier"

What do you like best?

The thing I like best is that we're able to rotate secrets safely without the need for code deployments.

What do you dislike?

I can't think of anything at this time that I would dislike. Our IT person doesn't have any issues with it either.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AWS Secrets Manager has been a huge help in securing the secrets in our organization. Although I can't pin point exact details, it seems like our security has been more solid with regards to passwords, etc. since using the program.

AWS Secrets Manager review by User
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"A great service if you are already in the AWS ecosystem"

What do you like best?

I like how easy it is to store and rotate secrets securely. I no longer have to manage any infrastructure to manage secrets. I can rotate a secret and my service can pickup the new value with ease.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how cumbersome retrieving secrets from the Secrets Manger is. It's not as easy as using Vault. The CLI is unintuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Evaluate your needs and see if it can do the job. If you aren't all in on AWS then it might not be for you.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed to store some secrets for our other services to pull from. It's really easy to setup authorizations if you are already using IAM roles.

AWS Secrets Manager review by Administrator in Restaurants
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"Convenient and secure place to store secrets"

What do you like best?

That my cloud deployed applications have an easy way to get secrets without us having to build a custom solution to integrate with another product.

What do you dislike?

If permissions aren't configured correctly, one might expose secrets to an unauthorized AWS account user.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We store credentials that our applications need to connect to various resources. It's nice not to have to login to yet another tool to manage secrets so this has saved us time.

AWS Secrets Manager review by Internal Consultant
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"Good Managing tool with lot of features"

What do you like best?

We can store , rotate, monitor, and control access to secrets of lot of API's.This is great tool to hide lot of confidential information which is sensitive to business.Good thing is lot of API can restored with cheaper prices and we can manage all keys in one central repository.

What do you dislike?

Even though it has great features some times I feel its difficult to permission for certain factors and its difficult to estimate the cost.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Strongly recommended product.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using this, we have stored some keys used for APP and related configuration information. This is useful to manage all information is single place which is really important to any applications.

AWS Secrets Manager review by Richard R.
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"The correct way to do secrets"

What do you like best?

I like that it's a built in aws solution to do key and secret management

What do you dislike?

Like all aws services, you need to be an aws expert to fully understand it. Also it ties you in to the aws ecosystem

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We no longer need to hard code secrets in our code, or in our deployment server, or on the ec2 instance env. We have a centralized place to manage all of that now

AWS Secrets Manager review by User
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"Feels secured and compliant"

What do you like best?

It meets all our security and compliance requirements

It can also store binary data and OAuth credentials

Pay as you go which is great

Integrate with other AWS services and provide easy security auditing

server-less and Easy management

Customize lambda function for time-based credential rotations

What do you dislike?

as a new user, Little hard to find options in places but it could be just me

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloud based security/credential management

AWS Secrets Manager review by Administrator
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"Next Level Secrets Management"

What do you like best?

Easy to use with top level security and features. You can encrypt your secrets and enable key rotation for each one.

What do you dislike?

Very expensive considering what you're paying for. Some bugs in the console sometimes (doesn't mess with data).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloud based secrets management.

AWS Secrets Manager review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Ita Wonderful product to save your secrets "

What do you like best?

It is to store and rotate secrets securely. I no need to manage any infrastructure to manage secrets.

its also monitor, and control access to secrets of lot of API's.

Its server with Easy management

What do you dislike?

As a new user I can not use whole functions for product also its a very expensive

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its amazing Product but Cost is very high for Start ups

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can save our secret data in clouds

AWS Secrets Manager review by User
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"Good to store the secrets key at one place."

What do you like best?

It is easy with just clicks to set up your secret Ids and keys in aws.

What do you dislike?

It is needed to have json knowledge to make changes to the configuration files.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With AWS secrets manager, it becomes one stop Solution and platform for putting everything on cloud and on a single platform to manage with easy collaboration within teams and various other services at AWS.

AWS Secrets Manager review by User in Medical Devices
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"Manageable Secrets "

What do you like best?

The ability to audit and to have an audit trail available is a key component for any large scale business especially any business that deals with strict regulations.

What do you dislike?

Secrets managers often complain of the lack of support on a larger scale.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Key buisness IT issues are spread globally to help our different facilities coordinate and AWS helps control our fluctuating environment.

AWS Secrets Manager review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Had been searching for a solution for long"

What do you like best?

The implicit authorization for AWS EC2 instances

What do you dislike?

The on prem integration is a bit of a hassle

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Maintaining of secrets

AWS Secrets Manager review by Administrator in Internet
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"Aws secrets manager"

What do you like best?

Cloud credentials store management and retrieve capabilities

What do you dislike?

We have to ensure not to log any information from secrets manager into logs

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Credentials manager

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