A Basic Setup for HashiCorp Vault to Handle Application Secrets in Golang

 A Basic Setup for HashiCorp Vault to Handle Application Secrets in Golang

A basic setup for HashiCorp Vault to handle application secrets in Golang. We are going to use Docker to run the HashiCorp Vault server. After that, we will manually set it up so our Golang application connects to it.

In this example we are going to use Docker to run the HashiCorp Vault server. After that, we will manually set it up so our Golang application connects to it. This is my personal suggestion. It is better to use HashiCorp Vault at application bootstrap for loading secrets once. This is because the interaction is a bit slow. If your application doesn't mind slow operations then that's fine.

Structure

├── cmd
│   └── bank
│       └── main.go
├── docker
│   ├── docker-compose.yaml
│   └── vault
│       ├── config
│       │   └── config.json
│       ├── data
│       ├── logs
│       └── policies
└── internal
    └── vault
        └── vault.go

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