If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering AWS Secrets Manager, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
If your workloads are running on AWS and you want a quick and easy integration with a solution to manage your secrets, AWS Secrets Manager can do the job. If you're not hosting your application on AWS or you're trying to do something on-prem, AWS will still be able to solve most of your issues, depending on the use case. It certainly cannot act as a PAM solution. I would rate AWS Secrets Manager a 10 out of 10. Everything is good, and I have not had any issues with it. It is a part of the overall workload. It is just a piece of interface for us to save the secrets.
We do not make much use of the interface. Rather, we use the programmatic interface. In summary, this is a good product and well suits our needs. There are no missing options that are blocking our use case as of now. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
I have been using AWS for the past 10 years and am quite comfortable working in that environment. The Secrets Manager is just one of the AWS products that I use regularly. Overall, this is a good product, we are satisfied with the support, and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.