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Managing Secrets in the EGI Infrastructure with EGI Secrets Store

3 July 2024 - 14:00 CEST
EGI Secrets Store webinar


In this session, we will explore the EGI Secrets Store, a powerful solution designed to help you securely manage credentials, tokens, passwords, and other sensitive information required by your applications and services during deployment and operation. Traditional methods of storing these secrets in clear text within code repositories or configuration files pose significant security risks and make rotation cumbersome. EGI Secrets Store addresses these challenges by providing a secure, efficient, and standardised way to handle secrets.

Key features of the EGI Secrets Store include:

  • Simplification and Standardisation: It simplifies and secures the process of storing secrets, ensuring they are encrypted both in transit and at rest.
  • Easy Rotation and Access Management: It allows for easy rotation of secrets and provides administrators with tools to track usage and manage access effectively.
  • Seamless Integration: The store integrates with EGI Check-in, enabling users to access it using their home organisation credentials without additional registration.
  • High Availability: The service ensures high availability, making it reliably accessible to users, applications, and other services.
  • Ease of Maintenance: Built on well-known open-source software, the store is easy to maintain, upgrade, and extend, with strong community support and numerous client tools and libraries.

We will also delve into core concepts such as secret objects and their structure, providing practical examples to illustrate how secrets can be managed effectively within your service.

In the subsequent parts of the webinar, we will cover:

  • Secrets Store Web Interface: Navigating and using the web interface of EGI Secrets Store.
  • Secrets Store Command-Line Interface: Accessing and managing secrets via the command-line interface.
  • Secrets Store API: Utilising the programmatic interface for more advanced use cases.
  • Secrets Store Architecture: Understanding the architecture that underpins the EGI Secrets Store.

Target audience:

  • e-Infrastructure platform/technology providers
  • Domain scientists and research
  • Data Scientists


  • Presentation (20 min)
  • Demo/tutorial (25 min)
  • Q&A (15 min)


3 July 2024
14:00 CEST

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