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Last Update:

07 Apr 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • HashiCorp


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0.9.6 | Updated: 07 Apr 2018



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Software Author(s):

  • Mitchell Hashimoto
  • HashiCorp

Vault 0.9.6

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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: 0.9.6
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'vault' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.9.6'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vault,
    Version: 0.9.6,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vault
   Name     = 'vault'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.9.6'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vault':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.9.6',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vault version="0.9.6" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 07 Apr 2018.


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 = '2d1646a3f65d318f0f019ede1d78fe2af705b603802d5a4f755f4eb6e7228acd'
$checksum64 = '5759a3355729648059584a0abc13bcac0a8d21c1c23db959c0795af1258734a4'
$version = '0.9.6'
$url = "$($version)/vault_$($version)"
$url64bit = "$($version)/vault_$($version)"

$unzipLocation = "$(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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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Vault 1.6.1 613 Thursday, January 21, 2021 Approved
Vault 1.5.5 3174 Friday, October 23, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.5.4 1465 Thursday, October 22, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.5.3 176 Thursday, October 22, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.5.2 2209 Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Approved
Vault 1.5.0 1489 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 1267 Thursday, April 9, 2020 Approved

0.9.6 (March 20th, 2018)


  • The AWS authentication backend now allows binds for inputs as either a comma-delimited string or a string array. However, to keep consistency with input and output, when reading a role the binds will now be returned as string arrays rather than strings.
  • In order to prefix-match IAM role and instance profile ARNs in AWS auth backend, you now must explicitly opt-in by adding a * to the end of the ARN. Existing configurations will be upgraded automatically, but when writing a new role configuration the updated behavior will be used.


  • Replication Activation Enhancements: When activating a replication secondary, a public key can now be fetched first from the target cluster. This public key can be provided to the primary when requesting the activation token. If provided, the public key will be used to perform a Diffie-Hellman key exchange resulting in a shared key that encrypts the contents of the activation token. The purpose is to protect against accidental disclosure of the contents of the token if unwrapped by the wrong party, given that the contents of the token are highly sensitive. If accidentally unwrapped, the contents of the token are not usable by the unwrapping party. It is important to note that just as a malicious operator could unwrap the contents of the token, a malicious operator can pretend to be a secondary and complete the Diffie-Hellman exchange on their own; this feature provides defense in depth but still requires due diligence around replication activation, including multiple eyes on the commands/tokens and proper auditing.


  • api: Update renewer grace period logic. It no longer is static, but rather dynamically calculates one based on the current lease duration after each renew. [GH-4090]
  • auth/approle: Allow array input for bound_cidr_list [4078]
  • auth/aws: Allow using lists in role bind parameters [GH-3907]
  • auth/aws: Allow binding by EC2 instance IDs [GH-3816]
  • auth/aws: Allow non-prefix-matched IAM role and instance profile ARNs [GH-4071]
  • auth/ldap: Set a very large size limit on queries [GH-4169]
  • core: Log info notifications of revoked leases for all leases/reasons, not just expirations [GH-4164]
  • physical/couchdb: Removed limit on the listing of items [GH-4149]
  • secret/pki: Support certificate policies [GH-4125]
  • secret/pki: Add ability to have CA:true encoded into intermediate CSRs, to improve compatibility with some ADFS scenarios [GH-3883]
  • secret/transit: Allow selecting signature algorithm as well as hash algorithm when signing/verifying [GH-4018]
  • server: Make sure tls_disable_client_cert is actually a true value rather than just set [GH-4049]
  • storage/dynamodb: Allow specifying max retries for dynamo client [GH-4115]
  • storage/gcs: Allow specifying chunk size for transfers, which can reduce memory utilization [GH-4060]
  • sys/capabilities: Add the ability to use multiple paths for capability checking [GH-3663]


  • auth/aws: Fix honoring max_ttl when a corresponding role ttl is not also set [GH-4107]
  • auth/okta: Fix honoring configured max_ttl value [GH-4110]
  • auth/token: If a periodic token being issued has a period greater than the max_lease_ttl configured on the token store mount, truncate it. This matches renewal behavior; before it was inconsistent between issuance and renewal. [GH-4112]
  • cli: Improve error messages around vault auth help when there is no CLI helper for a particular method [GH-4056]
  • cli: Fix autocomplete installation when using Fish as the shell [GH-4094]
  • secret/database: Properly honor mount-tuned max TTL [GH-4051]
  • secret/ssh: Return key_bits value when reading a role [GH-4098]
  • sys: When writing policies on a performance replication secondary, properly forward requests to the primary [GH-4129]

Previous Releases

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

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