Secrets are text strings or files that you want to protect. For example, you might have access keys, software licenses, or files that contain sensitive or confidential information to which you want to restrict access.
You can upload this type of information as raw text or in files up to a maximum of 5MB per file to store it securely. The information you choose to upload—whether it is a text string, a file, or a file and optional password—is encrypted before it is stored. After you upload files or text strings, you can use permissions to control which users are authorized to retrieve or replace the stored information when needed.
If you are a member of a role with a Privileged Access Service right or System Administrator right, you can view, add, modify, or delete secrets in the Secrets list or collections of secrets in folders or in the Sets list. If you are the owner of a text string or file because you uploaded it, you can grant permissions to other users, groups, and roles to work with the text strings and files you own.
In addition to creating and storing secrets, you can create folders to categorize and manage text and file secrets. Folders can be nested to create a folder hierarchy that makes it easier for you to organize your secrets. Folder permissions work similarly to the secret permissions and can be configured to allow access at various levels of the folder hierarchy.
For more information about adding and managing secrets, see the following topics:
- Adding a secret
- Adding folders for secrets
- Moving secrets and folders
- Adding secret sets
- Viewing and changing settings
- Setting secret, folder, and set permissions
- Setting access challenge policies
- Viewing activity for a secret or folder
- Retrieving a secret
- Replacing a secret
- Deleting a secret or folder
- Running reports about secrets
- Searching the secret list