Week 6, Part 3 - Welcome to Vault Enterprise
Week 6 is broken into 3 parts. Part 3 of the Vault Enterprise onboarding journey includes integration points as Vault can manage secrets associated with other HashiCorp products. We’ll take a look at these products and how Vault can be used with the rest of the Hashi Stack.
Some of the highlights you’ll explore this week are with Vault Agent. Vault Agent is a client daemon that provides the following feature set. Auto-Auth will automatically authenticate to Vault and manage the token renewal process for locally-retrieved dynamic secrets.Caching allows client-side caching of responses containing newly created tokens and responses containing leased secrets generated off of these newly created tokens. The agent also manages the renewals of the cached tokens and leases. Vault Agent Templates are user-supplied templates by Vault Agent, using the token generated by the Auto-Auth step.