Keeping Secrets - A Demonstration of Using Secrets in Systems Automation

”# Keeping Secrets

A discussion about protecting sensitive data found within our systems automation work


As Systems Engineers progress into infrastructure as code, how do we protect sensitive data found within our automation work? let’s talk about secrets and some of the tools available for keeping them, as well as step through a demonstration of using secrets in a puppet module.

This talk will discuss a few open source solutions available such as Conjur, Hashicorp Vault, and Encrypted Yaml.

The demonstration will step through encrypting and decrypting secrets using eYaml and use Test Kitchen to show a Puppet module using eYaml for protecting passwords in Hiera data.


Pete Torres

Pete Torres is a Systems Engineer presently working at DHI Group, Inc. He’s served several tours of duty across various IT disciplines including systems integration and administration, storage ...