Rootconf 2017

On service reliability

Working with Secrets

Submitted by Shrey Agarwal (@shreyagarwal) on Mar 10, 2017

Section: Crisp talk of 15 mins duration Technical level: Intermediate Status: Confirmed & Scheduled


Tha talk is about evaluating Hashicorp’s solution Vault for storing Secrets.The talk is for intermediate level audience who build Applications which need to save secrets such as databases credentials, passwords, etc. and have basic knowledge of cryptography.


Identified Problem

Hashicorp Vault Basics
1. CLI Walkthrough of vault.
2. Basic Architecture and Key algorithm.

Interfacing Vault with App

Putting Vault in Practice
1.Secure Distribution of Keys
2.Best Practices
3.High Availability


Laptop for CLI

Speaker bio

Shrey Agarwal works with Paytm as Sr. Eng. Manager. He has been working on linux for some years and has worked with variety of sub-systems in Paytm. He lives in Delhi, loves travelling, sports and programming. He has given a flash talk on Business Rule Engine in Jsfoo 2016.



Preview video


  • saurabh hirani (@saurabh-hirani) 3 years ago

    This is an interesting topic but the slides stand alone and don’t seem to expand on the agenda. Can you do that (rough edged draft slides are fine - just rough flow) + add a 2 minute preview video where you explain what this talk is all about and why the audience should attend?

    • Shrey Agarwal (@shreyagarwal) Proposer 3 years ago

      SUre. Will update it by Tuesday, Thanks.

    • Shrey Agarwal (@shreyagarwal) Proposer 3 years ago

      Hi Saurabh, I have uploaded a video and updated ppt to include more info. I havent had a chance to put up more hidden slides in case of demo not working ( I have just put 1 slide for that). Thanks

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