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Date:      Wed, 5 Sep 2018 03:15:33 +0200
From:      Outback Dingo <>
Subject:   Re: Credentials/keychain/keystore for server applications on FreeBSD?
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On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 2:53 AM Alejandro Imass <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Are there any tools that can store application credentials in encrypted
> form and then provide them to applications in a secure manner at runtime =
> I=E2=80=99m looking for a generic tool that provides some sort of protoco=
l with
> timeouts etc.
> For example, a server application needs user and password for database
> access and can query this tool for them on startup exactly one time.
> Maybe the tool could control the number of times it gives out the
> credentials or timeout after a certain period (e.g. 2 minutes after reboo=
> Then would require authentication to open up the vault again.
> There must be a better way of managing all the disparate credentials that
> several applications may need in a secure way instead of storing these
> credentials in clear text in some config file which is what most people
> do.. maybe something like the JKS but generic to any type of app with som=
> relatively secure protocol.
> TIA for any pointers or ideas.

hashicorps vault is in ports

> Alex
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