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14 Dec 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • HashiCorp


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0.6.3 | Updated: 14 Dec 2016



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Software Author(s):

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • HashiCorp

Vault 0.6.3

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To install Vault, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Vault, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Vault, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade vault -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vault -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vault installed
    name: vault
    state: present
    version: 0.6.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'vault' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.6.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vault,
    Version: 0.6.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vault
   Name     = 'vault'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.6.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vault':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.6.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vault version="0.6.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 19 Dec 2016.


Vault is a tool for securely accessing secrets. A secret is anything that you want to tightly control access to, such as API keys, passwords, certificates, and more. Vault provides a unified interface to any secret, while providing tight access control and recording a detailed audit log.

A modern system requires access to a multitude of secrets: database credentials, API keys for external services, credentials for service-oriented architecture communication, etc. Understanding who is accessing what secrets is already very difficult and platform-specific. Adding on key rolling, secure storage, and detailed audit logs is almost impossible without a custom solution. This is where Vault steps in.

The key features of Vault are:

  • Secure Secret Storage: Arbitrary key/value secrets can be stored in Vault. Vault encrypts these secrets prior to writing them to persistent storage, so gaining access to the raw storage isn't enough to access your secrets. Vault can write to disk, Consul, and more.
  • Dynamic Secrets: Vault can generate secrets on-demand for some systems, such as AWS or SQL databases. For example, when an application needs to access an S3 bucket, it asks Vault for credentials, and Vault will generate an AWS keypair with valid permissions on demand. After creating these dynamic secrets, Vault will also automatically revoke them after the lease is up.
  • Data Encryption: Vault can encrypt and decrypt data without storing it. This allows security teams to define encryption parameters and developers to store encrypted data in a location such as SQL without having to design their own encryption methods.
  • Leasing and Renewal: All secrets in Vault have a lease associated with it. At the end of the lease, Vault will automatically revoke that secret. Clients are able to renew leases via built-in renew APIs.
  • Revocation: Vault has built-in support for secret revocation. Vault can revoke not only single secrets, but a tree of secrets, for example all secrets read by a specific user, or all secrets of a particular type. Revocation assists in key rolling as well as locking down systems in the case of an intrusion.

For more information, see the introduction section of the Vault website.

$checksum = '487e98ff32930f86083286fcd91cad8cb31f6639974eeb8f6c443eb40e5fde1b'
$checksum64 = '56cdfbfee5526def65d29c142dd76eae1451addc11ff3d980a07ccacddb6e142'
$url = ''
$url64bit = ''
$unzipLocation = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName "vault" -Url "$url" -UnzipLocation "$unzipLocation" -Url64 "$url64bit" -ChecksumType 'sha256' -Checksum "$checksum" -Checksum64 "$checksum64"

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Vault 1.6.1 614 Thursday, January 21, 2021 Approved
Vault 1.5.5 3174 Friday, October 23, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.5.4 1510 Thursday, October 22, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.5.3 180 Thursday, October 22, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.5.2 2210 Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.5.0 1490 Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.4.3 784 Friday, July 3, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.4.1 1627 Monday, May 4, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.4.0 1269 Thursday, April 9, 2020 Approved

0.6.3 (December 6, 2016)


  • Request size limitation: A maximum request size of 32MB is imposed to prevent a denial of service attack with arbitrarily large requests [GH-2108]
  • LDAP denies passwordless binds by default: In new LDAP mounts, or when existing LDAP mounts are rewritten, passwordless binds will be denied by default. The new deny_null_bind parameter can be set to false to allow these. [GH-2103]
  • Any audit backend activated satisfies conditions: Previously, when a new Vault node was taking over service in an HA cluster, all audit backends were required to be loaded successfully to take over active duty. This behavior now matches the behavior of the audit logging system itself: at least one audit backend must successfully be loaded. The server log contains an error when this occurs. This helps keep a Vault HA cluster working when there is a misconfiguration on a standby node. [GH-2083]


  • Google Cloud Storage Physical Backend: You can now use GCS for storing Vault data [GH-2099]


  • auth/github: Policies can now be assigned to users as well as to teams [GH-2079]
  • cli: Set the number of retries on 500 down to 0 by default (no retrying). It can be very confusing to users when there is a pause while the retries happen if they haven't explicitly set it. With request forwarding the need for this is lessened anyways. [GH-2093]
  • core: Response wrapping is now allowed to be specified by backend responses (requires backends gaining support) [GH-2088]
  • physical/consul: When announcing service, use the scheme of the Vault server rather than the Consul client [GH-2146]
  • secret/consul: Added listing functionality to roles [GH-2065]
  • secret/postgresql: Added revocation_sql parameter on the role endpoint to enable customization of user revocation SQL statements [GH-2033]
  • secret/transit: Add listing of keys [GH-1987]


  • api/unwrap, command/unwrap: Increase compatibility of unwrap command with Vault 0.6.1 and older [GH-2014]
  • api/unwrap, command/unwrap: Fix error when no client token exists [GH-2077]
  • auth/approle: Creating the index for the role_id properly [GH-2004]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Handle the case of multiple upgrade attempts when setting the instance-profile ARN [GH-2035]
  • auth/ldap: Avoid leaking connections on login [GH-2130]
  • command/path-help: Use the actual error generated by Vault rather than always using 500 when there is a path help error [GH-2153]
  • command/ssh: Use temporary file for identity and ensure its deletion before the command returns [GH-2016]
  • cli: Fix error printing values with -field if the values contained formatting directives [GH-2109]
  • command/server: Don't say mlock is supported on OSX when it isn't. [GH-2120]
  • core: Fix bug where a failure to come up as active node (e.g. if an audit backend failed) could lead to deadlock [GH-2083]
  • physical/mysql: Fix potential crash during setup due to a query failure [GH-2105]
  • secret/consul: Fix panic on user error [GH-2145]

Previous Releases

For more information on previous releases, check out the changelog on GitHub.

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