Introducing 1Password Secrets Automation

Introducing 1Password Secrets Automation

Jeff Shiner by Jeff Shiner on

Secure, orchestrate, and manage your company’s infrastructure secrets with 1Password Secrets Automation.

Today is a big day at 1Password. Today, we’re launching 1Password Secrets Automation, a new way to secure, orchestrate, and manage your company’s infrastructure secrets. With the addition of Secrets Automation, 1Password can now protect all of your company’s secrets in one place.

Passwords and infrastructure secrets, all in one place

Since 2005, 1Password has been keeping secrets safe for humans like you and me: our passwords, our credit cards, our personal documents.

Machines have secrets, too. These secrets give humans and machines access to other machines. They’re how a database admin accesses a database, or an app accesses another app. Secrets are the lifeblood of the growing organism that is your infrastructure.

And that organism is growing faster than anyone could’ve predicted. Every company is now, to some degree, a technology company. We’re all shipping software at an incredible pace. And we’re not doing it on a single cloud platform. We’re multi-cloud. We’re deploying continuously. We’re using a ton of microservices. And we have more engineers touching ops than ever before.

This explosion of entities – all of which need to communicate with one another – is creating an infrastructure that’s expanding quickly, and creating a long trail of insecure secrets that are stashed wherever it happens to be convenient. They’re in your CI/CD pipeline. They’re in (or next to) your source code.

Secrets Automation protects those secrets just as 1Password protects your passwords.

What is Secrets Automation?

Listening to our customers isn’t a slogan at 1Password. It’s what got us here. It’s how we work.

When we asked our customers, they told us that they were already storing all their secrets – including infrastructure secrets – in 1Password. But they needed a way to get those secrets into their infrastructure to the machines and services that need them.

We built Secrets Automation to directly address these challenges. It delivers your infrastructure secrets when and where they’re needed. With Secrets Automation, you’re getting:

  • The security of 1Password. Tokens, store credentials, and other secrets are fully encrypted, using the same security that makes 1Password the most trusted enterprise password manager.
  • A single source of truth. With all of your secrets in one place, you gain complete visibility and auditability in a way that you can’t when secrets are spread out across multiple services.
  • Granular access control. When access controls are too broad, companies have to resort to overly restrictive permission settings (which compromise productivity) or overly permissive settings (which compromise security).
  • The usability of 1Password. A better experience means higher adoption, and higher adoption means better security. Developers deserve a good user experience, too.
  • Integration with your existing tools. Secrets Automation integrates with HashiCorp Vault, Terraform, Kubernetes, and Ansible, with more integrations on the way. You’ll also find ready-to-use client libraries in Go, Node, and Python.

Get started for free, or see Secrets Automation in action

Get started for free

Secrets Automation is available right now, so you can view the documentation and get started today.
Get started

For those who want to dive deeper into Secrets Automation, we recently hosted two webinars that are now available on demand.

Webinar: Introduction to Secrets Automation

1Password Chief Product Officer Akshay Bhargava and Principal Product Manager Marc Mackenbach walk IT leaders and admins through the basics of Secrets Automation, followed by a live Q&A.

Watch now >

Webinar: Secrets Automation Technical Overview

Senior Product Manager Carson Brown and 1Password developer Jillian Wilson host a technical overview of Secrets Automation for developers eager to take a peek behind the curtain.

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