In April 2018, AWS announced yet another game-changing service, AWS Secrets Manager. As its name suggests, this service manages all of the secrets (passwords, keys, tokens, database credentials, etc.) that you need for your cloud resources. This is an exciting development, as keeping track of secrets after resource provisioning is a major challenge when working in the cloud. Secrets can be vulnerable and difficult to manage, especially in large numbers. In the past, organizations used third-party applications like HashiCorp Vault to manage their secrets with multiple encryption algorithms. The Secrets Manager has removed this burden, making the process much simpler and more user-friendly.
For most companies, the days of running bare metal infrastructure in a data center are long gone. And, while the capital expense model can help