There are several options to install Vault:
Install from a Package Manager.
Use a precompiled binary.
Install from source.
HashiCorp manages packages for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, RHEL, Amazon Linux, and other distributions. Follow the instructions at HashiCorp Tutorials to add our PGP key, add a repository, and install.
To install the precompiled binary, download the applicable package for your system. Vault is packaged as a zip file.
Once the zip is downloaded, unzip the file into your designated directory. The
inside is all that is necessary to run Vault (or
vault.exe for Windows). No
additional files are required to run Vault.
Copy the binary to your system. If you intend to access it from the
command-line, ensure that you place the binary somewhere on your
Refer to the HashiCorp Tutorials to start a server,
your first secret, and use other features of Vault.
Compiling from Source
To compile from source, you will need Go installed and
properly configured (including a
GOPATH environment variable set), as well as
a copy of
git in your
Clone the Vault repository from GitHub into your
$ mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/github.com/hashicorp && cd $_ $ git clone https://github.com/hashicorp/vault.git $ cd vault
Bootstrap the project. This will download and compile libraries and tools needed to compile Vault:
$ make bootstrap
Build Vault for your current system and put the binary in
./bin/ (relative to
the git checkout). The
make dev target is just a shortcut that builds
for only your local build environment (no cross-compiled targets).
$ make dev
Verifying the Installation
To verify Vault is installed, run
vault -h on your system. You should
see the help output. If you are executing it from the command line, ensure it is
PATH to avoid receiving an error that Vault is not found.
$ vault -h