Creating a Britive Vault
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Creating a Britive Vault

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An administrator creates a vault for every respective tenant to store and manage secrets. A vault is a container holding secrets and nodes. A node is a directory or a folder holding secrets.

Each secret is encrypted using a tenant-specific vault key and stored in the database. The vault key is periodically rotated and can also be rotated manually.

Creating a Vault

Only an administrator can create a vault and it is a one-time activity.

  1. Login to Britive.
  2. Click on Admin->Secrets Manager.
  3. Click on Britive Vault.
    • If the Britive Vault is created already, the following pages are displayed: All Secrets/My Requests/My Approvals. The following operations are possible on a vault, Add Folder or Add Secret or Add Policy. Click on the hanging menu in front of the vault to access these. 
    • If the Britive Vault is not created already, click Create Britive Vault button to start and follow the next steps.
  4. Enter the following on Create Vault page:
    a. Enter Vault Name.
    b. Enter Description (Optional).
    c. Enter Default Vault Key Rotation Interval (In Days). The vault key is automatically rotated after this interval.
    d. Enter the following under the Notification Settings section:
    i. Select the Notification Medium from the drop-down list. The notification mediums are created in Systems Administration->Global Settings->Notification Mediums. For more information, see Creating and Managing Notification Mediums. This notification medium is used to notify the user about the vault key rotation based on the specified rotation interval.
    ii. Select the users from the User List.
    iii. Select the tag list from the Tag List.
    e. Click Create Vault.

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