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Keeping Secrets in your Code

While in general it’s a bad idea to add passwords and other secrets to your version control system, it’s a reasonably common practice in the world of “Infrastructure as Code”. This talk will provide a brief introduction to Gnu Privacy Guard (gpg), and how it can be used to safely encrypt secrets only shared with a select audience.

Whether you choose to commit those secrets to your version control is up to you.

Presenters

Michael Krotscheck

Michael Krotscheck, VMware

Michael is a crusty old veteran who’s been building user interfaces since Netscape was popular. He’s energetic, whimsical, and frequently grumpy about other people’s code. After all, his code is perfect.