How to use AWS Secrets Manager to securely store and rotate SSH key pairs

This AWS Article will show you how to secure, rotate, and use SSH keypairs for inter-cluster communication. You’ll use an AWS CloudFormation template to launch a cluster and configure Secrets Manager. Then we’ll show you how to use Secrets Manager to deliver the keypair to the cluster and use it for management operations, such as securely copying a file between nodes. Finally, we’ll use Secrets Manager to seamlessly rotate the keypair used by the cluster without any changes or outages. In this post, we’ve highlighted compute clusters, but you can use Secrets Manager to apply this solution directly to any SSH based use-case.

More info and to launch the CF Stack:

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/how-to-use-aws-secrets-manager-securely-store-rotate-ssh-key-pairs/

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