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Azure Key Vault overview

By Osmanys from AzureGuru
Published in AZ-900 Training
December 03, 2020
1 min read

Azure Key Vault helps solve the following problems:

  • Secrets Management: Azure Key Vault can be used to Securely store and tightly control access to tokens, passwords, certificates, API keys, and other secrets.
  • Key Management: Azure Key Vault can also be used as a Key Management solution. Azure Key Vault makes it easy to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data.
  • Certificate Management: Azure Key Vault is also a service that lets you easily provision, manage, and deploy public and private Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with Azure and your internal connected resources.
  • Store secrets backed by Hardware Security Modules: The secrets and keys can be protected either by software or FIPS 140–2 Level 2 validates HSMs

Azure Key Vault has two service tiers: Standard, which encrypts with a software key, and a Premium tier, which includes HSM-protected keys.

Why use Azure Key Vault?

  • Centralize application secrets
  • Securely store secrets and keys
  • Monitor access and use
  • Simplified administration of application secrets
  • Integrate with other Azure services

References:

  • Key Vault
  • What is Azure Key Vault?

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AZ-900Security

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