In this article, we will understand the integration of AWS Secrets Manager in the Spring Boot Application. This service will load the secrets at runtime and make sure to keep the sensitive information away from the code.
When we work on a Spring Boot Application, we have an application.properties file based on the different profiles (environment). In these files, we keep all the information related to the configuration of the Spring Boot application. The file contains database credentials and other sensitive information like any credentials or ftp server’s endpoint along with credentials. This sensitive information is not recommended to be put directly into the code for security concerns. To avoid such vulnerabilities in our application, we have to take several measures in order to ensure the security of sensitive information.