About the Vault Secure Introduction Client

The Vault Secure Introduction Client is a feature of Vault Enterprise that provides a turnkey way to securely introduce Vault tokens and features to applications running in various environments. Currently, AWS EC2 instances are supported in conjunction with Vault's AWS authentication backend. The client stays running until terminated and will monitor the lifetime of retrieved Vault tokens, renewing and reauthenticating as necessary.

Configuration is simple and can generally be performed purely using CLI flags. Please see the Configuration page for details on client configuration.

The Security page contains information and suggestions to help deploy the client in a secure fashion. It assumes familiarity with the AWS Authentication Backend.

The client provides version information by specifying the -v flag to the CLI. The Changelog details the changes and bug fixes between versions.