sops VS helm-secrets

Compare sops vs helm-secrets and see what are their differences.

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sops helm-secrets
52 3
8,939 473
3.3% -
4.0 9.2
11 days ago 22 days ago
Go Shell
Mozilla Public License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of sops. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-16.


Posts with mentions or reviews of helm-secrets. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-21.
  • How to manage passwords in Helm
    4 projects | | 21 Aug 2021
    SOPS and helm-secrets:
  • Automation assistants: GitOps tools in comparison
    28 projects | | 12 Aug 2021
    SOPS that was developed by Mozilla offers significantly more options, though at the expense of a more complex configuration. Here, the key material can come from the key management systems (KMS) of the major cloud providers, from your own HashiCorp Vault, or from configured PGP keys. SOPS itself does not contain an operator, but there are different ways to use it with GitOps. Flux v2 offers native support. There is also the helm-secrets plug-in, which can also be used in ArgoCD with the manual configuration. There is also a sops-secrets operator that has been developed by a third party.
  • 13 Best Practices for using Helm
    6 projects | | 20 Jun 2021
    The helm-secrets plugin offers secret management and protection for your critical information. It delegates the secret encryption to Mozilla SOPS, which supports AWS KMS, Cloud KMS on GCP, Azure Key Vault, and PGP.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing sops and helm-secrets you can also consider the following projects:

sealed-secrets - A Kubernetes controller and tool for one-way encrypted Secrets

vault-secrets-operator - Create Kubernetes secrets from Vault for a secure GitOps based workflow.

Vault - A tool for secrets management, encryption as a service, and privileged access management

git-crypt - Transparent file encryption in git

terraform-provider-sops - A Terraform provider for reading Mozilla sops files

age - A simple, modern and secure encryption tool (and Go library) with small explicit keys, no config options, and UNIX-style composability.

atlantis - Terraform Pull Request Automation

argocd-operator - A Kubernetes operator for managing Argo CD clusters.

argo-cd - Declarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes.

argo-rollouts - Progressive Delivery for Kubernetes

gitleaks - Scan git repos (or files) for secrets using regex and entropy ๐Ÿ”‘

terraform-provider-azurerm - Terraform provider for Azure Resource Manager