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Protecting your Cloud Secrets with AWS Secrets Manager

ryanmurakami profile image Ryan H Lewis ・1 min read

Securely storing passwords in the cloud is essential for web applications. Secrets Manager is the best way to store and access usernames and passwords in AWS, and in this video I walk through how to create and work with these secrets. Watch this video for more details!

Find the code used in this video here: https://github.com/ryanmurakami/secretsmanager-examples

Table of Contents:
0:00 Introduction
1:04 Previous methods of credential storing in AWS
2:43 AWS Secrets Manager
4:22 Database credential rotation
6:57 Creating a secret in the Web Console
11:13 Retrieving a secret in JavaScript
12:16 Retrieving a secret with the AWS CLI
16:26 Final thoughts


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