HashiCorp Vault vs. KeePass

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HashiCorp Vault
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
HashiCorp offers Vault, an encryption tool of use in the management of secrets including credentials, passwords and other secrets, providing access control, audit trail, and support for multiple authentication methods. It is available open source, or under an enterprise license.
$0.03
KeePass
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
KeePass is an open source password manager which secures passwords in a database locked with a master password or key file.N/A
Pricing
HashiCorp VaultKeePass
Editions & Modules
Cloud - HCP Vault
$0.03/hr
Open Source
Free
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HashiCorp VaultKeePass
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
HashiCorp VaultKeePass
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
9.4
(20 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.3
(3 ratings)
9.7
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
HashiCorp VaultKeePass
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Open Source
[KeePass] works extremely well for personal work passwords and personal-use passwords for home. It allows users to remember 1 single complex password in order to gain access to the entire database of passwords. It doesn't work so well if you want to sync passwords to multiple devices such as your computer or phone. It can be done, but it's not simple.
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Pros
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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Open Source
  • Very secure - no worries about our passwords being stored insecurely or in the wrong place.
  • Easy to share access to passwords used company-wide.
  • Integrates with Chrome and other browsers for ease of use and speed.
  • Price - free to use.
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Cons
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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Open Source
  • I don't believe that this is so much a negative, but be sure that you keep your password database saved in a location that is accessible (even during an outage). Failure to do so will make it hard/impossible to recover passwords in the event that your database is unreachable (such as if a network drive failure).
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Open Source
My very good experience in the past 15 years of usage of KeePass makes it easy to decide for a renewal of this friendship. I was never disappointed and KeePass always meets my expectations. The software runs stable and if there should be a software error, it will be fixed in no time. This is customer satisfaction.
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Usability
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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Open Source
Search feature so you don't have to spend time looking for what you need. The ability to right click and save username and password, URL open options so your not locked to a particular browser were all key features we considered in the usability and adoption rate of this application. Highly recommend to any organization for credential management.
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Support Rating
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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Open Source
I have almost never had to contact support. This product has a wide community, a very expansive documentation/forum site where generally any question/issue already has an answer/fix or explanation/workaround, or plans for improvement in a future version. On the occasions that I have reached out, answers were fairly quick, useful, and respectful.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Open Source
KeePass is free and compatible with all the devices you or your customers and it has a lot of different uses. Is not only a password manager like Norton safe password or the avast's one. Like the password managers of the browsers, no, with KeePass every customer can find a useful way to share and keep secure I formations
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Return on Investment
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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Open Source
  • Positive. All of our usernames and passwords for service accounts are in one convenient location.
  • Positive. The ability to organize everything into separate locations/folders is great.
  • Positive. Password generator makes it easy for us to generate a secure password for our accounts.
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ScreenShots

HashiCorp Vault Screenshots

Screenshot of Example of writing a secret to Vault. Secrets are always encrypted and written to backend storage. To learn more: https://developer.hashicorp.com/vault/tutorials/getting-started/getting-started-first-secretScreenshot of Secrets menu to manage integrated secrets engines. Secrets Engines are components which store, generate, or encrypt data and are enabled at a path in Vault. To learn more: https://developer.hashicorp.com/vault/tutorials/getting-started/getting-started-uiScreenshot of Vault identity has support for groups. A group can contain multiple entities as its members. A group can also have subgroups. To learn more: https://developer.hashicorp.com/vault/docs/concepts/identityScreenshot of HCP Vault provides all of the power and security of Vault, without the complexity and overhead of managing it yourself. To learn more:  https://cloud.hashicorp.com/products/vaultScreenshot of View entity client and non-entity client counts.Screenshot of MFA is built on top of the Identity system of Vault. To learn more: https://developer.hashicorp.com/vault/docs/auth/login-mfa