There are many ways to use ‘secrets’ in ECS and ECS Fargate. Most of the time they are exposed using Environment variables, because a few years ago this was the only easy option. Today we have two improved options. You could add a tool to your docker container which retrieves and decrypts your secrets before parsing them to the application. The other one is to embed the retrieval and decryption in the application. Both approaches are covered in this blog post.

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Martijn van Dongen
Cloud Evangelist / MCE
Martijn works at Schuberg Philis as Cloud Evangelist and Mission Critical Engineer (MCE). Martijn is an active AWS developer, architect, consultant, and trainer. He is chair of and recognized as an AWS Community Hero.
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