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What is AWS Secrets Manager ?

AWS Secrets Manager

Protect your company’s secrets with AWS Secrets Manager
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AWS Secrets Manager is a comprehensive data protection solution that helps companies to safeguard the data required to get access to their applications, IT resources, and other essential metrics. The service enables users to rotate, manage and retrieve their database credentials, API keys, and other sensitive information in an efficient manner. Also, it uses encryption keys to encrypt data and store them in AWS Key Management Service (KMS). With AWS Secrets Manager, companies can rotate secrets on-demand or as per schedule by using an inbuilt Secrets Manager console, AWS CLI or AWS SDK. In addition, brands can even replicate essential information and store them in multiple regions in an automated way. Thus getting access to easy recovery after data loss. The solution also helps users with the monitoring and audit of their protected data through a variety of useful integrations made available to them. AWS Secrets Manager can also be used to manage information for workloads related to the Department of Defense.

AWS Secrets Manager Technical details

Support Online Customer Type Large Enterprises Medium Business Small Business
API Location / Phone Number Seattle, Washington
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Category Privileged Access Management (PAM) Software

AWS Secrets Manager Pricing

Pricing ModelFree Trial , Subscription
AWS Secrets Manager
$0.40 /Month

$0.40 per secret per month

$0.05 per 10,000 API calls

Features

  • Secure secrets storage
  • Automatic secrets rotation without disrupting applications
  • Programmatic retrieval of secrets
  • Audit and monitor secrets usage
  • Compliance

Pricing based on the number of hours

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Disclaimer: The pricing details were last updated on 28/08/2020 from the vendor website and may be different from actual. Please confirm with the vendor website before purchasing.

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AWS Secrets Manager FAQs

Yes, AWS Secrets Manager provides API.

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AWS Secrets Manager Reviews

OVERALL RATING
4.4
Based on 15 Rating(s)
Rating Distribution
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User in Medical Devices
User in Medical DevicesSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 30 January 2019) "Manageable Secrets "

What do you like best?

The ability to audit and to have an audit trail available is a key component for any large scale business especially any business that deals with strict regulations.

What do you dislike?

Secrets managers often complain of the lack of support on a larger scale.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Key buisness IT issues are spread globally to help our different facilities coordinate and AWS helps control our fluctuating environment.

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User in Information Technology and Services
User in Information Technology and ServicesSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 30 January 2019) "Ita Wonderful product to save your secrets "

What do you like best?

It is to store and rotate secrets securely. I no need to manage any infrastructure to manage secrets.

its also monitor, and control access to secrets of lot of API's.

Its server with Easy management

What do you dislike?

As a new user I can not use whole functions for product also its a very expensive

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its amazing Product but Cost is very high for Start ups

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can save our secret data in clouds

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User in Hospitality
User in HospitalitySource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 30 January 2019) "Feels secured and compliant"

What do you like best?

It meets all our security and compliance requirements

It can also store binary data and OAuth credentials

Pay as you go which is great

Integrate with other AWS services and provide easy security auditing

server-less and Easy management

Customize lambda function for time-based credential rotations

What do you dislike?

as a new user, Little hard to find options in places but it could be just me

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloud based security/credential management

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Internal Consultant in Information Technology and Services
Internal Consultant in Information Technology and ServicesSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 28 January 2019) "Good Managing tool with lot of features"

What do you like best?

We can store , rotate, monitor, and control access to secrets of lot of API's.This is great tool to hide lot of confidential information which is sensitive to business.Good thing is lot of API can restored with cheaper prices and we can manage all keys in one central repository.

What do you dislike?

Even though it has great features some times I feel its difficult to permission for certain factors and its difficult to estimate the cost.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Strongly recommended product.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using this, we have stored some keys used for APP and related configuration information. This is useful to manage all information is single place which is really important to any applications.

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Administrator in Government Administration
Administrator in Government AdministrationSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 08 January 2019) "Next Level Secrets Management"

What do you like best?

Easy to use with top level security and features. You can encrypt your secrets and enable key rotation for each one.

What do you dislike?

Very expensive considering what you're paying for. Some bugs in the console sometimes (doesn't mess with data).

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloud based secrets management.

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Administrator in Computer Software
Administrator in Computer SoftwareSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 10 December 2018) "Great alternative for Vault in the cloud"

What do you like best?

Like in every AWS service, the link with an IAM role is seamless, thus allowing you to grant exact permissions to credentials stored in Secrets Manager to a specific instance/container/etc.

It is managed quite easily and even integrates with other services, such as existing RDS instances, automatically. It allows rotating credentials a much easier task.

What do you dislike?

I did not find any features I do not like with SM at the moment. The service is at its very early stages, and so is our usage. However, we are certain that upon further usage we might find a few hiccups here and there.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used to spin up different Jenkins slaves (built via different Dockerfiles) for various jobs.

Each of these containers only differed by the Amazon credentials they stored.

Now, we are spinning up a single slave - and it grabs the correct credentials from the SM service using the appropriate IAM permission role (attached via CloudFormation).

We are also close to integrate it with some of our other applications, especially those utilizing RDS for hosting MySQL DBs, so in the future we can rotate credentials without having to change code/app version to support that.

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Jeff W
Jeff WSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 26 June 2020) "AWS Secrets Manager really works"

What do you like best?

The best thing is that it keeps all my secret passwords, well, secret!

What do you dislike?

It took me a while to learn the usage but I got the hang of it

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a lot of secrets that we need to keep secret, this tool does the job.

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Drew M
Drew MSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 30 January 2019) "The secrets manager made it easy to store and retrieve secrets, passwords, and other sensitive keys"

What do you like best?

The ease of integration and availability the secrets manager provides. All of my services within AWS can access it easily with a little IAM permission magic. Tapping into this service was simple and effective.

What do you dislike?

I'd like to be able to store more complex objects within the secrets manager, but that may be beyond the scope of what it was intended for.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are other options out there such as Consul from Hashicorp, but you'll have to setup and maintain the infrastructure yourself. This service is out of the box and easy to maintain.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a distributed, simple mechanism for storing authentication keys with the various services we have that need to communicate in a secure manner.

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Administrator in Restaurants
Administrator in RestaurantsSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 28 January 2019) "Convenient and secure place to store secrets"

What do you like best?

That my cloud deployed applications have an easy way to get secrets without us having to build a custom solution to integrate with another product.

What do you dislike?

If permissions aren't configured correctly, one might expose secrets to an unauthorized AWS account user.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We store credentials that our applications need to connect to various resources. It's nice not to have to login to yet another tool to manage secrets so this has saved us time.

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User in Computer Networking
User in Computer NetworkingSource : g2crowd.com
(Reviewed on 27 December 2018) "Good to store the secrets key at one place."

What do you like best?

It is easy with just clicks to set up your secret Ids and keys in aws.

What do you dislike?

It is needed to have json knowledge to make changes to the configuration files.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With AWS secrets manager, it becomes one stop Solution and platform for putting everything on cloud and on a single platform to manage with easy collaboration within teams and various other services at AWS.

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AWS Secrets Manager Screenshots

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