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Handling secrets and environmental variables in Docker-k8s-skaffold dev environment

Basically, trying to wrap my brain around how I should be handling secrets using Docker, k8s, and Skaffold in a dev environment. I'm pretty new to this tech, so don't fully understand all of it. Just ...
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Securing user secrets in KeyChain vs Keychain+Biometrics

The common approach to secure user secrets in native applications seems to be storing the secret in keychain and adding an additional layer of protection by way of biometrics/touchId/FaceID. My ...
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Securing Code Secrets - What is the relevance if the host gets compromised?

I've been researching and testing different approaches when it comes to securing code secrets, and am unsure what the best options are, and if they even have any relevance once a host gets compromised....
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Where to store secrets in .NET applications?

I have some secrets that need to be transferred from my .NET application to another. I am using the CNG DPAPI to encrypt these secrets, and I wish to find the most suitable place to store them (in ...
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IN OAuth 2.0, how is the client secret supposed to be kept secret?

Using most OAuth 2.0 flows, a client application can identify itself to the authorization server by means of a "client id" and "client secret." The OAuth 2 specification says that the client secret ...
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Is getpass.io secret-based artwork a threat?

When typing a secret keyword into Getpass, a little jdenticon is showing on the right, based on the secret that was entered. The FAQ on Getpass states the following about it : Did you notice that ...
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Storing users' private keys to clone git repositories on their behalf

Let's say I have a multi-user application deployed in a customer's data center that needs to clone/update git repositories - both "interactively" when a user is creating a new project (which consists ...
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How do you use initialization vector? [duplicate]

My application needs to store some sensitive information. I want to encrypt the data before I store it. At some point in the future, I want to be able to read and decrypt all the data. For a ...
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How to share administrator access in a Safe and special way?

I have assigned to a project that our customers needs to know their devices administrator password. We used the envelope technique with a special sticker on it, but this not the best way because the ...
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Is Azure Key Vault more secure than the machine certificate store?

I'm trying to secure the communication between two on-premise legacy applications (one .NET and one Java) using client certificates. One application is exposed externally so I don't want to rely on ...
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How should I store and distribute deployment configurations?

When developing web applications that require access to a database, or any other service, they will somehow have to posess a secret like a password or connection string. This secret has to be ...
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Saving all secret keys, access data in heroku environ instead of config file?

I have a python/flask app and I use heroku to host it. I use some additional services, such as stripe, postgresql or emails. All these services have either secret keys or other access data, which ...
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How do I protect the Azure Client ID and Client Secret in HashiCorp Vaults with AKV Auto-Unseal?

Say I set up a HashiCorp Vault, on dedicated hardware, with an AKV seal stanza like the following: seal "azurekeyvault" { tenant_id = "46646709-b63e-4747-be42-516edeaf1e14" client_id = "...
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If one HashiCorp Vault Policy allows a capability, and another denies it, how does it decide which Policy to honor?

HashiCorp Vault is an open source tool for secrets management. I'm using it for this purpose, and have come across a minor issue. I seemingly cannot deny access to a specific API path. I've tested ...
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Is an AWS “Access Key ID” a secret?

AWS's "Secret Key" is (obviously) a secret, but should an "Access Key" alone (without the corresponding secret key) be considered a secret too?
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Can I use HashiCorp Vault to restrict access to credentials based on CIDR ranges?

This seems like a pretty simple use case, but it would depend on some pretty recently added functionality which I might not understand yet: A python script gets populated by configuration management ...
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Vault Secret server best practices

Recently Hashicorp released a secrets management solution called Vault. It is a free and open source general secrets storage and secret generator, acting as a Vault for passwords, encryption keys, ...