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The business password management (opens in new tab) company 1Password (opens in new tab) has launched a new offering called Secrets Automation that allows organizations to secure, manage and orchestrate their infrastructure secrets.

As the number of SaaS (opens in new tab) applications has massively expanded over the years, infrastructure secrets are multiplying like never before and are now scattered across multiple services and cloud computing (opens in new tab) providers. While companies often try to protect these secrets through home-grown solutions and awkward hacks, human error can easily lead to them being compromised with organization-wide ramifications.

With 1Password's new Secrets Automation (opens in new tab) offering though, secrets such as corporate credentials, API tokens, keys and certificates can all be stored using the same security found in the company's password manager.

CEO of 1Password, Jeff Shiner explained why the company decided to create Secrets Automation in a press release (opens in new tab), saying:

"Companies need to protect their infrastructure secrets as much as their employees' passwords. With 1Password and Secrets Automation, there is a single source of truth to secure, manage and orchestrate all of your business secrets. We are the first company to bring both human and machine secrets together in a significant and easy-to-use way." 

Secrets Automation

1Password's Secrets Automation provides organizations with the ability to store credentials, tokens and other secrets fully encrypted with a single source of truth for all of their secrets.

The service also offers granular access control (opens in new tab) so that IT admins can define which employees and services have access and what level of access they are granted. For organizations that already use 1Password, adopting Secrets Automation will be hassle-free as the new offering is built on the user interface of the company's password manager (opens in new tab). It also integrates with other tools including HashiCorp Vault, Terraform, Kubernetes (opens in new tab) and Ansible with more integrations on the way.

In addition to launching Secrets Automation, 1Password also announced that it has completed its acquisition of the secrets management company SecretHub which protects nearly 5m enterprise secrets a month. The SecretHub team along with CEO Mark Mackenbach will be joining 1Password to help accelerate the 1Password Secrets Automation roadmap.

Anthony Spadafora
Anthony Spadafora

After working with the TechRadar Pro team for the last several years, Anthony is now the security and networking editor at Tom’s Guide where he covers everything from data breaches and ransomware gangs to the best way to cover your whole home or business with Wi-Fi. When not writing, you can find him tinkering with PCs and game consoles, managing cables and upgrading his smart home.