What is azure key vault?

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Can I use azure key vault for managing certificates? Actually I have provisioned puppet on Azure for maintaining a consistency across all my azure servers. There are a couple of SSL certificates that needs to be managed. How can Azure Key Vault help?
Jan 23 in Azure by Karan
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Azure Key Vault is a tool to create and maintain keys that access and encrypt your cloud resources, apps, and solutions. Tutorials, API references, and more.

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 Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer (TLS/SSL) 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 validated HSMs

Yes, you can definitely use the Azure Key Vault for certificate management. 

answered Jan 23 by Sirajul
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