We live in a world where applications are used to do everything, be it stock trading or booking a salon, but behind the scenes, the connectivity is done using secrets. Secrets, such as database passwords, API keys, tokens, etc., must be managed appropriately to avoid any breach.
The need for managing secrets is critical for any organization. Secrets can be leaked in many ways, including through version control systems (never hardcode any secrets in your code), private messages, email, and other communication channels. If secrets are leaked, it can lead to a loss of trust, credibility, and even business. In some cases, leaked secrets can also lead to legal action. That’s why it’s so important to have a plan for managing secrets.