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Implement HashiCorp Vault API Authentication

The goal of this lab is to configure a HashiCorp vault in such a way that will provide authentication for a web application API. This can be achieved by creating a KV - Secrets Engine whose contents will be compared with what the user sends in the authentication header. If there is a positive match, the API GET request is authenticated by the secrets engine; if there is no positive match, then the request is classified as unauthorized.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Oct 23, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Unseal the Vault and Log in with the Root Token

    1. Unseal the vaults.
    2. Log in with the root token.
  2. Challenge

    Enable a `kv` Store and Limit its Access

    1. Enable a kv store.
    2. Create a kv secret.
    3. Create a policy for an access token.
    4. Create an access token.
    5. Test the token out.
  3. Challenge

    Clone github repo, modify app code and then run the app on the web server

    1. Clone the GitHub repository.
    2. Install pip for python3.
    3. Install django framework.
    4. Add the Web Server host to the list of allowed hosts.
  4. Challenge

    Test out the API call

    1. Run the Django app.
    2. Make a test call from the Client Server.

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