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Azure Key Vault

Azure Key Vault is one of several key management solutions in Azure, and 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 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 lets you easily provision, manage, and deploy public and private TLS/SSL certificates for use with Azure and your internal connected resources.

To access any item stored in a Key Vault, you must first be authenticated.

Azure Key Vault supports the following authentication capabilities, which have been previously discussed: 1. Service principals 2. Managed identities

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