Announcing HashiCorp Vault 1.2

Announcing HashiCorp Vault 1.2

We are excited to announce the public availability of HashiCorp Vault 1.2. Vault is a tool to provide secrets management, data encryption, and identity management for any infrastructure and application. Vault 1.2 is focused on supporting new architectures for automated credential and cryptographic key management at a global, highly-distributed scale.

This release introduces new mechanisms for users and applications to manage sensitive data such as cryptographic keys and database accounts, and exposes new interfaces that improve Vault’s ability to automate secrets management, encryption as a service, and privileged access management. KMIP Server Secret Engine (Vault Enterprise only): Allow Vault to serve as a KMIP Server for automating secrets management and encryption as a service workflows with enterprise systems. Integrated Storage (tech preview): Manage Vault’s secure storage of persistent data without an external storage backend, supporting High Availability and Replication.

Identity Tokens: Produce OIDC-compliant JWT tokens tied to Vault identities for use in third-party systems.

Database Static Credential Rotation: Automate the rotation of pre-existing database credentials using the DB Secret Engine.