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"The most valuable feature is usability, as it is quite user-friendly."

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"It is an added value for our customers to have a Secrets Management workflow available that is PaaS/CaaS/KaaS Platform agnostic.""This solution is easy to use and to integrate."

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"It would be good if the AWS Secrets Manager were more customizable."

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"A drawback for some clients who have to be PCI compliant is that they still need to use and subscribe to an HSM (Hardware Security Module) solution.""The documentation is very general; it should have more examples and more use cases."

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"I am using the open-source version of Vault and I would have to buy a license if I want to get support."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is usability, as it is quite user-friendly.
Top Answer: It would be good if the AWS Secrets Manager were more customizable.
Top Answer: I have been using AWS for the past 10 years and am quite comfortable working in that environment. The Secrets Manager is just one of the AWS products that I use regularly. Overall, this is a good… more »
Top Answer: This solution is easy to use and to integrate.
Top Answer: I am using the open-source version of Vault and I would have to buy a license if I want to get support.
Top Answer: The documentation is very general; it should have more examples and more use cases. Basically, they just tell you the syntax without a better explanation of how to do things. We learned all of the… more »
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Overview

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.

Vault is a tool for securely accessing secrets. A secret is anything that you want to tightly control access to, such as API keys, passwords, or certificates. Vault provides a unified interface to any secret, while providing tight access control and recording a detailed audit log.

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Autodesk, Clevy, StackeryAdobe, SAP Ariba, Citadel, Spaceflight, Cruise
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company16%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company6%
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AWS Secrets Manager is ranked 9th in Enterprise Password Managers with 1 review while HashiCorp Vault is ranked 4th in Enterprise Password Managers with 2 reviews. AWS Secrets Manager is rated 8.0, while HashiCorp Vault is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AWS Secrets Manager writes "User-friendly and stable with good technical support ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HashiCorp Vault writes "Easy to use and integrate, but the documentation needs to be updated and improved". AWS Secrets Manager is most compared with Microsoft Azure Key Vault, CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, 1Password, LastPass Enterprise and Thycotic Secret Server, whereas HashiCorp Vault is most compared with Microsoft Azure Key Vault, CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, Thycotic Secret Server, LastPass Enterprise and Keeper.

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