sops VS vault-secrets-operator

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


Simple and flexible tool for managing secrets (by mozilla)


Create Kubernetes secrets from Vault for a secure GitOps based workflow. (by ricoberger)
Our great sponsors
  • Nanos - Run Linux Software Faster and Safer than Linux with Unikernels
  • Scout APM - A developer's best friend. Try free for 14-days
  • SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews
sops vault-secrets-operator
43 3
8,690 423
2.7% -
4.9 8.2
19 days ago 4 days ago
Go Go
Mozilla Public License 2.0 MIT License
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


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 2021-11-13.


Posts with mentions or reviews of vault-secrets-operator. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-31.
  • Hashicorp Vault integration with Secret objects
    4 projects | | 31 Aug 2021
    It is but it affects vault-secrets-operator too, see (and no, I’ve only use vault-secrets-operator)
    4 projects | | 31 Aug 2021
    What you’re looking for is
  • Automation assistants: GitOps tools in comparison
    28 projects | | 12 Aug 2021
    If you are using an external KMS in any case, then there are other options, such as the kubernetes-external-secrets operator that was originally started by GoDaddy and the externalsecret-operator from Container Solutions. If you use HashiCorp Vault, you also have the option of using the Vault Secrets operator. This works similarly to the Sealed Secrets Operator, but instead of managing its own key material, it retrieves the secrets from Vault. The CNCF Technology Radar from January 2021 provides an overview of the types of tools that are available for secrets management.

What are some alternatives?

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

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

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

kubernetes-external-secrets - Integrate external secret management systems with Kubernetes

git-crypt - Transparent file encryption in git

Flux - Successor: — The GitOps Kubernetes operator

helm-secrets - A helm plugin that help manage secrets with Git workflow and store them anywhere

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

atlantis - Terraform Pull Request Automation

argo-cd - Declarative continuous deployment for Kubernetes.

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

v2ray-core - A platform for building proxies to bypass network restrictions.