Skip to content

Contact sales

By filling out this form and clicking submit, you acknowledge our privacy policy.
  • Labs icon Lab
  • A Cloud Guru
Google Cloud Platform icon

Integrating HashiCorp Vault Authentication to a Website

In this lab, we will need to set up a web application and configure it to use HashiCorp vault for authentication, without storing user credentials to a local database.

Google Cloud Platform icon

Path Info

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

Contact sales

By filling out this form and clicking submit, you acknowledge our privacy policy.

Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Unseal the Vault and Login with the Root Token

    1. In the Vault Server, retrieve the vault keys.
    2. Unseal the vault.
    3. Log in with the Initial Root Token.
  2. Challenge

    Enable Kv Secrets Engine and Create a Token with a Policy That Allows Access to It

    1. Enable kv secrets engine.
    2. Start python3.6.
    3. In the Python Interactive Console, create a hash.
    4. Copy the hash.
    5. Write a key-value secret using the email and hash.
    6. Create a policy file named web-policy.hcl, and give it read permissions.
    7. Write the policy.
    8. Create a token with the new policy.
    9. Copy the client_token
    10. Test out the token.
  3. Challenge

    Install `pip for python3`, the `Django` framework, and Allow the Web Server to Access the App

    1. Clone the Git repository.
    2. Install python3-pip.
    3. Using pip3, install the Django framework.
    4. Open the file.
    5. Add the Web Server public IP address to the ALLOWED_HOSTS.
    6. Save the file.
    7. Open the file.
    8. In the get_hashed_vault_creds() function, change the url and hdr.
    9. Save the file.
    10. Change to the HashiCorp-Vault/ directory.
    11. Run the django app.
    12. Open a web browser, go to, and test the login.

The Cloud Content team comprises subject matter experts hyper focused on services offered by the leading cloud vendors (AWS, GCP, and Azure), as well as cloud-related technologies such as Linux and DevOps. The team is thrilled to share their knowledge to help you build modern tech solutions from the ground up, secure and optimize your environments, and so much more!

What's a lab?

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

Provided environment for hands-on practice

We will provide the credentials and environment necessary for you to practice right within your browser.

Guided walkthrough

Follow along with the author’s guided walkthrough and build something new in your provided environment!

Did you know?

On average, you retain 75% more of your learning if you get time for practice.

Start learning by doing today

View Plans