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Attribute Ratings

  • AWS Certificate Manager is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • AWS Certificate Manager and HashiCorp Vault are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

AWS Certificate Manager

85%
4 Ratings
8.5

HashiCorp Vault

85%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Certificate Manager

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HashiCorp Vault

100%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

AWS Certificate Manager

100%
1 Rating
7.0

HashiCorp Vault

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

AWS Certificate Manager

87%
2 Ratings
6.3

HashiCorp Vault

63%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon AWS

I would always recommend AWS Certificate Manager for anyone using AWS cloud services. The perfect scenario would be with your domain managed by AWS Route 53 as you can obtain auto renewal of certificates with really good security for all your public facing application that uses CloudFront, ALB or API Gateway.
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HashiCorp

HashiCorp Vault, in my opinion, is a defacto standard for any cloud or automation implementation. They're the best of the best as far as products for secrets management and the ability to use it against relatively any service you have is unheard of for other products. HashiCorp has really taken out all the stops when it comes to creating a nice, extensible tool that people can use to suit their needs.
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Pros

Amazon AWS

  • Issue, Renew and Validate SSL Certificates.
  • Allows us to integrate it with other AWS Services.
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HashiCorp

  • The HTTP API you use to write and read secrets is open and can be used by any application.
  • It keeps our sensitive data/credentials out of our GitLab repositories.
  • Sealing and unsealing the Vault on demand adds an additional layer of security.
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Cons

Amazon AWS

  • Sometimes ACM certificates don't work with ELB.
  • No automatic alert on certificate expiration.
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HashiCorp

  • Documentation could be better.
  • The multiple key unseal process can be a problem if the need arises.
  • It would make more sense if HashiCorp Vault combined with HashiCorp Consul to create a unique product.
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Pricing Details

AWS Certificate Manager

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

AWS Certificate Manager editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    HashiCorp Vault

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    HashiCorp Vault editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Open SourceFree1
    EnterpriseContact sales team2
    ModulesContact sales team3

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon AWS

    No answers on this topic

    HashiCorp

    HashiCorp Vault is the best there is out there, and it has become critical to our secret management use cases. It would be difficult to find anything that would suit our needs better and that would be beneficial for us to switch over to.
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    Usability

    Amazon AWS

    AWS historically has had very confusing interfaces. But in recent times they have improved them. AWS Certificate Manager is a clear sample of this. The interface is clear and straightforward, with no useless or cryptic options. Really I can't think of a way the interface could be better with the actual options available.
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    HashiCorp

    We spent a little more time than we imagined to conceptually understand how HashiCorp Vault operates, as well as how it is configured. This is not trivial, and keep in mind that you will need to take some time to get a thorough understanding of the tool. The documentation could be more helpful in this regard.
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    Support Rating

    Amazon AWS

    They do a great job.
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    HashiCorp

    Hashicorp has been very responsive to our questions and inquiries up to this point. We are currently working on them to develop a more granular permissions model within Vault. We are very close to achieving our objectives with the help of their support team. We do not seem to be in the same time zone which makes it hard for escalated issues.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon AWS

    Easy to implement within a few clicks, or even from command line, the alternatives doesn't integrate that easy with AWS Application Load Balancers or AWS CloudFront
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    HashiCorp

    HashiCorp Vault is way better than Azure Key Vault; it has more features and it goes beyond a key-value secret store.
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    Return on Investment

    Amazon AWS

    • We're saving our spent on SSL certificates As it dosen't costs at all.
    • Limited to AWS only, Certificates issued by ACM can be used with AWS managed services only.
    • It doesn't support automatic domain verification with other DNS management systems.
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    HashiCorp

    • Helped us reach our security compliance goals.
    • Helped us strengthen our security position in our infrastructure by improving on poor secret management practices.
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