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As companies move more of their workloads into the cloud, too many of them are doing a poor job securing that data. Amazon Web Services launched  new security service that aim to provide them with tools that are easier to use, and easier to understand. The service is called Secrets Manager and its aim is storing important company information, such as passwords.

  • The AWS Secrets Manager can automatically change passwords for certain services.

Secrets Manager is meant for more broad-based use — it can be used to store passwords, keys to application programming interfaces for other services, or database login information.

With this new service, “you never, ever put a secret again in your code,” Amazon’s chief technology officer, Werner Vogels, said during a presentation at AWS’ San Francisco Summit on Wednesday.

Google and Microsoft also offer key management services.

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