HashiCorp Vault Training Course

Overview

HashiCorp is a software company that provides open source tools for provisioning, securing, and running infrastructure for distributed applications. The HashiCorp product suite includes:

  • Vault – This tool is used for securing access and communications of distributed applications within an infrastructure. It provides services and components for managing credentials, API keys, tokens, and certificates.
  • Nomad – This tool is used for orchestrating the deployment and management of containers and non-containerized applications on any infrastructure. It provides a simple and flexible workflow that can scale and integrate seamlessly with other applications.
  • Consul – This tool is used for discovering and configuring services in an infrastructure.
  • Terraform – This tool is used for provisioning infrastructure and application resources across public cloud, private cloud, and external services.

This course focuses on the features, architecture, configuration, and implementation of the HashiCorp Vault services and components.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at DevOps engineers or developers who wish to use HashiCorp Vault to control access to passwords, database credentials, API keys, tokens, and certificates in an integrated system.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and deploy HashiCorp Vault.
  • Understand and use the different services and components of HashiCorp Vault.
  • Implement authentication methods, security policies, and execute administrative tasks to secure an infrastructure.
  • Deploy and use HashiCorp Vault services on container orchestrators such as Nomad and Kubernetes.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Requirements

  • An understanding of infrastructure security concepts
  • Familiarity with Linux commands

Audience

  • Systems architects
  • DevOps engineers
  • Developers

Course Outline

Introduction

  • Overview of HashiCorp Vault features and architecture
  • Understanding the benefits and use cases

Getting Started

  • Installing HashiCorp Vault
  • Initializing the server
  • Navigating the web UI

Configuring HashiCorp Vault Services

  • Creating and testing policies
  • Managing authentication methods
  • Managing identity entities and groups
  • Enabling and disabling audit devices
  • Accessing APIs

Integrating HashiCorp Vault with Other Applications

  • Configuring Nomad security with Vault
  • Administering Consul access control with Vault
  • Deploying Vault on Kubernetes

Troubleshooting

Summary and Conclusion

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