In any software, platform, or application that involves more than one user, you will have to deal with authentication. And when you have more than one service or microservices, you will have to deal with credentials. If getting credentials right can be a headache, then keeping them secure during events such as–production deployments, engineer offboarding, and credentials rotation–is a nightmare.
With the goal of limiting the impact of security incidents, credentials management is a critical component of any organization’s security posture. Here, we’ll explore the different ways to manage your secrets by discussing the advantages and best practices for keeping your sensitive information, private keys, and service clients secure.