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You may be storing application level secrets such as API keys or certificates as environment variables. As the environment variable are not hidden, this is a security vulnerability.

In this blog post, the author Timothy Jones presented a cost effective way to store and use application level secrets. You may want to go through the post to understand it in depth. I am summarizing the approach briefly as it may help us understand the alternative approach that I am presenting -

  • Encrypt the secret parameters using KMS keys and store in Parameter Store as plain text. …

Ganesh Kumar

Software developer exploring AWS Serverless

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