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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, certificates, and more. Vault provides a unified interface to any secret, while providing tight access control and recording a detailed audit log.

A modern system requires access to a multitude of secrets: database credentials, API keys for external services, credentials for service-oriented architecture communication, etc. Understanding who is accessing what secrets is already very difficult and platform-specific. Adding on key rolling, secure storage, and detailed audit logs is almost impossible without a custom solution. This is where Vault steps in.

The key features of Vault are:

* Secure Secret Storage: Arbitrary key/value secrets can be stored in Vault. Vault encrypts these secrets prior to writing them to persistent storage, so gaining access to the raw storage isn't enough to access your secrets. Vault can write to disk, Consul, and more.
* Dynamic Secrets: Vault can generate secrets on-demand for some systems, such as AWS or SQL databases. For example, when an application needs to access an S3 bucket, it asks Vault for credentials, and Vault will generate an AWS keypair with valid permissions on demand. After creating these dynamic secrets, Vault will also automatically revoke them after the lease is up.
* Data Encryption: Vault can encrypt and decrypt data without storing it. This allows security teams to define encryption parameters and developers to store encrypted data in a location such as SQL without having to design their own encryption methods.
* Leasing and Renewal: All secrets in Vault have a lease associated with it. At the end of the lease, Vault will automatically revoke that secret. Clients are able to renew leases via built-in renew APIs.
* Revocation: Vault has built-in support for secret revocation. Vault can revoke not only single secrets, but a tree of secrets, for example all secrets read by a specific user, or all secrets of a particular type. Revocation assists in key rolling as well as locking down systems in the case of an intrusion.

For more information, see the introduction section of the Vault website.

To install Vault, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install vault

To upgrade Vault, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade vault


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageArgs = @{
      PackageName         = "vault"
      Url                 = "$($version)/vault_$($version)"
      UnzipLocation       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
      Url64               = "$($version)/vault_$($version)"
      Checksum            = 'da54d57f08f7b8b302de027d6e4061dbd4ed1f473913806175c26ffb48f85b40'
      ChecksumType        = 'sha256'
      Checksum64          = '576d9a5d41706e763deb7af40802eefe2c7c36a5488acb2ab9c37ba60827dd37'
      version             = '1.2.2'  
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • HashiCorp


HashiCorp 2015-2019


Release Notes

1.2.2 (August 15, 2019)


* auth/pcf: The signature format has been updated to use the standard Base64
encoding instead of the URL-safe variant. Signatures created using the
previous format will continue to be accepted [PCF-27]
* core: The http response code returned when an identity token key is not found
has been changed from 400 to 404


* identity: Remove 512 entity limit for groups [GH-7317]


* auth/approle: Fix an error where an empty token_type string was not being
correctly handled as TokenTypeDefault [GH-7273]
* auth/radius: Fix panic when logging in [GH-7286]
* ui: the string-list widget will now honor multiline input [GH-7254]
* ui: various visual bugs in the KV interface were addressed [GH-7307]
* ui: fixed incorrect URL to access help in LDAP auth [GH-7299]

## Previous Releases
For more information on previous releases, check out the changelog on GitHub.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Vault 1.2.1 8 Thursday, August 8, 2019 approved
Vault 1.2.0 775 Wednesday, July 31, 2019 approved
Vault 1.1.1 3183 Tuesday, April 16, 2019 approved
Vault 1.1.0 738 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 approved
Vault 1.0.3 499 Friday, March 1, 2019 approved
Vault 0.10.0 2903 Monday, April 16, 2018 approved
Vault 0.10.0-rc1 131 Saturday, April 7, 2018 approved
Vault 0.9.6 296 Saturday, April 7, 2018 approved
Vault 0.9.5 119 Saturday, April 7, 2018 approved
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