This blog is a continuation of my previous blog on Vault. In the first blog, I have covered overview of Vault. In this blog, I will cover some Vault use cases that I tried out.
Install and start Vault
I have used Vault 0.6 version for the examples here. Vault can be used either in development or production mode. In development mode, Vault is unsealed by default and secrets are stored only in memory. Vault in production mode needs manual unsealing and supports backends like Consul, S3.
Start Vault server:
Following command starts Vault server in development mode. We need to note down the root key that will be used later.