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Introducing tags to Akeyless Vault

Intro to tags 

In information systems, a tag is a keyword or term assigned to a piece of information, like a digital record. This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. People use tags to aid classification, mark ownership, note boundaries, and indicate identity. Tagging gained popularity due to the growth of social bookmarking, image sharing, and social networking websites.

Akeyless Vault tags

We’ve recently added the ability to assign tags to any type of secret, such as encryption keys, static and dynamic secrets, and SSH & PKI certificates issuers. Each tag consists of a user defined case-sensitive string of an unlimited length. You can add the same tag to multiple Akeyless resources, or you can add the same item to a number of tags. 

Editing tags of an existing secrets

There are no limitations on the number of user-created tags each item can have. In Akeyless Vault, you can add tags to an item when you create it, or by editing existing items. Tags are shared per an Akeyless Vault account, but the favorites (pin tags) are local per user.  

Favorites (pin tags) view

Tags help you do the following

Identify and organize your Akeyless Vault items. You can assign the same tag to resources from different folders to indicate that these items are related. You can also use tags via API to enhance automation. 

Akeyless customers with an extensive number of secrets are using tags to designate certain items in the Akeyless Vault, as personal favorites across multiple folders, sharing commonly used secrets between different team members, for projects currently in works.