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Last Update:

08 Jun 2017

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • HashiCorp


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0.7.3 | Updated: 08 Jun 2017



Downloads of v 0.7.3:



Software Author(s):

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • HashiCorp

Vault 0.7.3

This is not the latest version of Vault available.

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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: 0.7.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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

chocolatey_package 'vault' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.7.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vault,
    Version: 0.7.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vault
   Name     = 'vault'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.7.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vault':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.7.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vault version="0.7.3" 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 as a trusted package on 08 Jun 2017.


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 = '6a39b91e72fa8743b76b998ecdf9432acf6f75b98e9975c3f5cad49d5597146d'
$checksum64 = '44b9f7b9c87b2c5df71a2462518299bfb165b9c3fd839d2ff817acce9af3a9e4'
$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

0.7.3 (June 7th, 2017)


  • Cert auth backend now checks validity of individual certificates: In previous versions of Vault, validity (e.g. expiration) of individual leaf certificates added for authentication was not checked. This was done to make it easier for administrators to control lifecycles of individual certificates added to the backend, e.g. the authentication material being checked was access to that specific certificate's private key rather than all private keys signed by a CA. However, this behavior is often unexpected and as a result can lead to insecure deployments, so we are now validating these certificates as well.
  • App-ID path salting was skipped in 0.7.1/0.7.2: A regression in 0.7.1/0.7.2 caused the HMACing of any App-ID information stored in paths (including actual app-IDs and user-IDs) to be unsalted and written as-is from the API. In 0.7.3 any such paths will be automatically changed to salted versions on access (e.g. login or read); however, if you created new app-IDs or user-IDs in 0.7.1/0.7.2, you may want to consider whether any users with access to Vault's underlying data store may have intercepted these values, and revoke/roll them.


  • Step-Down is Forwarded: When a step-down is issued against a non-active node in an HA cluster, it will now forward the request to the active node.


  • ed25519 Signing/Verification in Transit with Key Derivation: The transit backend now supports generating ed25519 keys for signing and verification functionality. These keys support derivation, allowing you to modify the actual encryption key used by supplying a context value.
  • Key Version Specification for Encryption in Transit: You can now specify the version of a key you use to wish to generate a signature, ciphertext, or HMAC. This can be controlled by the min_encryption_version key configuration property.
  • Replication Primary Discovery (Enterprise): Replication primaries will now advertise the addresses of their local HA cluster members to replication secondaries. This helps recovery if the primary active node goes down and neither service discovery nor load balancers are in use to steer clients.


  • api/health: Add Sys().Health() [GH-2805]
  • audit: Add auth information to requests that error out [GH-2754]
  • command/auth: Add -no-store option that prevents the auth command from storing the returned token into the configured token helper [GH-2809]
  • core/forwarding: Request forwarding now heartbeats to prevent unused connections from being terminated by firewalls or proxies
  • plugins/databases: Add MongoDB as an internal database plugin [GH-2698]
  • storage/dynamodb: Add a method for checking the existence of children, speeding up deletion operations in the DynamoDB storage backend [GH-2722]
  • storage/mysql: Add max_parallel parameter to MySQL backend [GH-2760]
  • secret/databases: Support listing connections [GH-2823]
  • secret/databases: Support custom renewal statements in Postgres database plugin [GH-2788]
  • secret/databases: Use the role name as part of generated credentials [GH-2812]
  • ui (Enterprise): Transit key and secret browsing UI handle large lists better
  • ui (Enterprise): root tokens are no longer persisted
  • ui (Enterprise): support for mounting Database and TOTP secret backends


  • auth/app-id: Fix regression causing loading of salts to be skipped
  • auth/aws: Improve EC2 describe instances performance [GH-2766]
  • auth/aws: Fix lookup of some instance profile ARNs [GH-2802]
  • auth/aws: Resolve ARNs to internal AWS IDs which makes lookup at various points (e.g. renewal time) more robust [GH-2814]
  • auth/aws: Properly honor configured period when using IAM authentication [GH-2825]
  • auth/aws: Check that a bound IAM principal is not empty (in the current state of the role) before requiring it match the previously authenticated client [GH-2781]
  • auth/cert: Fix panic on renewal [GH-2749]
  • auth/cert: Certificate verification for non-CA certs [GH-2761]
  • core/acl: Prevent race condition when compiling ACLs in some scenarios [GH-2826]
  • secret/database: Increase wrapping token TTL; in a loaded scenario it could be too short
  • secret/generic: Allow integers to be set as the value of ttl field as the documentation claims is supported [GH-2699]
  • secret/ssh: Added host key callback to ssh client config [GH-2752]
  • storage/s3: Avoid a panic when some bad data is returned [GH-2785]
  • storage/dynamodb: Fix list functions working improperly on Windows [GH-2789]
  • storage/file: Don't leak file descriptors in some error cases
  • storage/swift: Fix pre-v3 project/tenant name reading [GH-2803]

Previous Releases

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

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