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0.10.4 (Unreleased)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • Revocations of dynamic secrets leases are now queued/asynchronous rather than synchronous. This allows Vault to take responsibility for revocation even if the initial attempt fails. The previous synchronous behavior can be attained via the -sync CLI flag or sync API parameter. When in synchronous mode, if the operation results in failure it is up to the user to retry.
  • CLI Retries: The CLI will no longer retry commands on 5xx errors. This was a source of confusion to users as to why Vault would "hang" before returning a 5xx error. The Go API client still defaults to two retries.

FEATURES:

  • JWT/OIDC Auth Method: The new jwt auth method accepts JWTs and either validates signatures locally or uses OIDC Discovery to fetch the current set of keys for signature validation. Various claims can be specified for validation (in addition to the cryptographic signature) and a user and optional groups claim can be used to provide Identity information.
  • FoundationDB Storage: You can now use FoundationDB for storing Vault data.
  • UI Control Group Workflow (enterprise): The UI will now detect control group responses and provides a workflow to view the status of the request and to authorize requests.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • cli: Add a -description flag to secrets and auth tune subcommands to allow updating an existing secret engine's or auth method's description. This change also allows the description to be unset by providing an empty string.
  • core: A max_request_size parameter can now be set per-listener to adjust the maximum allowed size per request [GH-4824]
  • core: Add control group request endpoint to default policy [GH-4904]
  • secrets/kv: Add support for using -field=data to KVv2 when using vault kv [GH-4895]
  • secrets/pki: Add the ability to tidy revoked but unexpired certificates [GH-4916]
  • secrets/ssh: Allow Vault to work with single-argument SSH flags [GH-4825]
  • ui: Choose which auth methods to show to unauthenticated users via listing_visibility in the auth method edit forms [GH-4854]
  • ui: Authenticate users automatically by passing a wrapped token to the UI via the new wrapped_token query parameter [GH-4854]

BUG FIXES:

  • core: Fix returning 500 instead of 503 if a rekey is attempted when Vault is sealed [GH-4874]
  • core: Fix issue releasing the leader lock in some circumstances [GH-4915]
  • core: Fix a panic that could happen if the server was shut down while still starting up
  • plugins: Fix being unable to send very large payloads to or from plugins [GH-4958]
  • replication: Fix a case where a network interruption could cause a secondary to be unable to reconnect to a primary
  • secrets/pki: Fix permitted DNS domains performing improper validation [GH-4863]
  • secrets/database: Fix panic during DB creds revocation [GH-4846]
  • ui: Fix usage of cubbyhole backend in the UI [GH-4851]
  • ui: Fix toggle state when a secret is JSON-formatted [GH-4913]

0.10.3 (June 20th, 2018)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • In the audit log and in client responses, policies are now split into three parameters: policies that came only from tokens, policies that came only from Identity, and the combined set. Any previous location of policies via the API now contains the full, combined set.
  • When a token is tied to an Identity entity and the entity is deleted, the token will no longer be usable, regardless of the validity of the token itself.
  • When authentication succeeds but no policies were defined for that specific user, most auth methods would allow a token to be generated but a few would reject the authentication, namely ldap, okta, and radius. Since the default policy is added by Vault's core, this would incorrectly reject valid authentications before they would in fact be granted policies. This inconsistency has been addressed; valid authentications for these methods now succeed even if no policy was specifically defined in that method for that user.

FEATURES:

  • Root Rotation for Active Directory: You can now command Vault to rotate the configured root credentials used in the AD secrets engine, to ensure that only Vault knows the credentials it's using.
  • URI SANs in PKI: You can now configure URI Subject Alternate Names in the pki backend. Roles can limit which SANs are allowed via globbing.
  • kv rollback Command: You can now use vault kv rollback to roll a KVv2 path back to a previous non-deleted/non-destroyed version. The previous version becomes the next/newest version for the path.
  • Token Bound CIDRs in AppRole: You can now add CIDRs to which a token generated from AppRole will be bound.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • approle: Return 404 instead of 202 on invalid role names during POST operations [GH-4778]
  • core: Add idle and initial header read/TLS handshake timeouts to connections to ensure server resources are cleaned up [GH-4760]
  • core: Report policies in token, identity, and full sets [GH-4747]
  • secrets/databases: Add create/update distinction for connection configurations [GH-3544]
  • secrets/databases: Add create/update distinction for role configurations [GH-3544]
  • secrets/databases: Add best-effort revocation logic for use when a role has been deleted [GH-4782]
  • secrets/kv: Add kv rollback [GH-4774]
  • secrets/pki: Add URI SANs support [GH-4675]
  • secrets/ssh: Allow standard SSH command arguments to be used, without requiring username@hostname syntax [GH-4710]
  • storage/consul: Add context support so that requests are cancelable [GH-4739]
  • sys: Added hidden option to listing_visibility field on sys/mounts API [GH-4827]
  • ui: Secret values are obfuscated by default and visibility is toggleable [GH-4422]

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/approle: Fix panic due to metadata being nil [GH-4719]
  • auth/aws: Fix delete path for tidy operations [GH-4799]
  • core: Optimizations to remove some speed regressions due to the security-related changes in 0.10.2
  • storage/dynamodb: Fix errors seen when reading existing DynamoDB data [GH-4721]
  • secrets/database: Fix default MySQL root rotation statement [GH-4748]
  • secrets/gcp: Fix renewal for GCP account keys
  • secrets/kv: Fix writing to the root of a KVv2 mount from vault kv commands incorrectly operating on a root+mount path instead of being an error [GH-4726]
  • seal/pkcs11: Add CKK_SHA256_HMAC to the search list when finding HMAC keys, fixing lookup on some Thales devices
  • replication: Fix issue enabling replication when a non-auth mount and auth mount have the same name
  • auth/kubernetes: Fix issue verifying ECDSA signed JWTs
  • ui: add missing edit mode for auth method configs [GH-4770]

0.10.2 (June 6th, 2018)

SECURITY:

  • Tokens: A race condition was identified that could occur if a token's lease expired while Vault was not running. In this case, when Vault came back online, sometimes it would properly revoke the lease but other times it would not, leading to a Vault token that no longer had an expiration and had essentially unlimited lifetime. This race was per-token, not all-or-nothing for all tokens that may have expired during Vault's downtime. We have fixed the behavior and put extra checks in place to help prevent any similar future issues. In addition, the logic we have put in place ensures that such lease-less tokens can no longer be used (unless they are root tokens that never had an expiration to begin with).
  • Convergent Encryption: The version 2 algorithm used in transit's convergent encryption feature is susceptible to offline plaintext-confirmation attacks. As a result, we are introducing a version 3 algorithm that mitigates this. If you are currently using convergent encryption, we recommend upgrading, rotating your encryption key (the new key version will use the new algorithm), and rewrapping your data (the rewrap endpoint can be used to allow a relatively non-privileged user to perform the rewrapping while never divulging the plaintext).
  • AppRole case-sensitive role name secret-id leaking: When using a mixed-case role name via AppRole, deleting a secret-id via accessor or other operations could end up leaving the secret-id behind and valid but without an accessor. This has now been fixed, and we have put checks in place to prevent these secret-ids from being used.

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • PKI duration return types: The PKI backend now returns durations (e.g. when reading a role) as an integer number of seconds instead of a Go-style string, in line with how the rest of Vault's API returns durations.

FEATURES:

  • Active Directory Secrets Engine: A new ad secrets engine has been created which allows Vault to rotate and provide credentials for configured AD accounts.
  • Rekey Verification: Rekey operations can now require verification. This turns on a two-phase process where the existing key shares authorize generating a new master key, and a threshold of the new, returned key shares must be provided to verify that they have been successfully received in order for the actual master key to be rotated.
  • CIDR restrictions for cert, userpass, and kubernetes auth methods: You can now limit authentication to specific CIDRs; these will also be encoded in resultant tokens to limit their use.
  • Vault UI Browser CLI: The UI now supports usage of read/write/list/delete commands in a CLI that can be accessed from the nav bar. Complex inputs such as JSON files are not currently supported. This surfaces features otherwise unsupported in Vault's UI.
  • Azure Key Vault Auto Unseal/Seal Wrap Support (Enterprise): Azure Key Vault can now be used a support seal for Auto Unseal and Seal Wrapping.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • api: Close renewer's doneCh when the renewer is stopped, so that programs expecting a final value through doneCh behave correctly [GH-4472]
  • auth/cert: Break out allowed_names into component parts and add allowed_uri_sans [GH-4231]
  • auth/ldap: Obfuscate error messages pre-bind for greater security [GH-4700]
  • cli: vault login now supports a -no-print flag to suppress printing token information but still allow storing into the token helper [GH-4454]
  • core/pkcs11 (enterprise): Add support for CKM_AES_CBC_PAD, CKM_RSA_PKCS, and CKM_RSA_PKCS_OAEP mechanisms
  • core/pkcs11 (enterprise): HSM slots can now be selected by token label instead of just slot number
  • core/token: Optimize token revocation by removing unnecessary list call against the storage backend when calling revoke-orphan on tokens [GH-4465]
  • core/token: Refactor token revocation logic to not block on the call when underlying leases are pending revocation by moving the expiration logic to the expiration manager [GH-4512]
  • expiration: Allow revoke-prefix and revoke-force to work on single leases as well as prefixes [GH-4450]
  • identity: Return parent group info when reading a group [GH-4648]
  • identity: Provide more contextual key information when listing entities, groups, and aliases
  • identity: Passthrough EntityID to backends [GH-4663]
  • identity: Adds ability to request entity information through system view [GH_4681]
  • secret/pki: Add custom extended key usages [GH-4667]
  • secret/pki: Add custom PKIX serial numbers [GH-4694]
  • secret/ssh: Use hostname instead of IP in OTP mode, similar to CA mode [GH-4673]
  • storage/file: Attempt in some error conditions to do more cleanup [GH-4684]
  • ui: wrapping lookup now distplays the path [GH-4644]
  • ui: Identity interface now has more inline actions to make editing and adding aliases to an entity or group easier [GH-4502]
  • ui: Identity interface now lists groups by name [GH-4655]
  • ui: Permission denied errors still render the sidebar in the Access section [GH-4658]
  • replication: Improve performance of index page flushes and WAL garbage collecting

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/approle: Make invalid role_id a 400 error instead of 500 [GH-4470]
  • auth/cert: Fix Identity alias using serial number instead of common name [GH-4475]
  • cli: Fix panic running vault token capabilities with multiple paths [GH-4552]
  • core: When using the use_always option with PROXY protocol support, do not require authorized_addrs to be set [GH-4065]
  • core: Fix panic when certain combinations of policy paths and allowed/denied parameters were used [GH-4582]
  • secret/gcp: Make bound_region able to use short names
  • secret/kv: Fix response wrapping for KV v2 [GH-4511]
  • secret/kv: Fix address flag not being honored correctly [GH-4617]
  • secret/pki: Fix safety_buffer for tidy being allowed to be negative, clearing all certs [GH-4641]
  • secret/pki: Fix key_type not being allowed to be set to any [GH-4595]
  • secret/pki: Fix path length parameter being ignored when using use_csr_values and signing an intermediate CA cert [GH-4459]
  • secret/ssh: Only append UserKnownHostsFile to args when configured with a value [GH-4674]
  • storage/dynamodb: Fix listing when one child is left within a nested path [GH-4570]
  • storage/gcs: Fix swallowing an error on connection close [GH-4691]
  • ui: Fix HMAC algorithm in transit [GH-4604]
  • ui: Fix unwrap of auth responses via the UI's unwrap tool [GH-4611]
  • ui (enterprise): Fix parsing of version string that blocked some users from seeing enterprise-specific pages in the UI [GH-4547]
  • ui: Fix incorrect capabilities path check when viewing policies [GH-4566]
  • replication: Fix error while running plugins on a newly created replication secondary
  • replication: Fix issue with token store lookups after a secondary's mount table is invalidated.
  • replication: Improve startup time when a large merkle index is in use.
  • replication: Fix panic when storage becomes unreachable during unseal.

0.10.1/0.9.7 (April 25th, 2018)

The following two items are in both 0.9.7 and 0.10.1. They only affect Enterprise, and as such 0.9.7 is an Enterprise-only release:

SECURITY:

  • EGPs: A regression affecting 0.9.6 and 0.10.0 causes EGPs to not be applied correctly if an EGP is updated in a running Vault after initial write or after it is loaded on unseal. This has been fixed.

BUG FIXES:

  • Fixed an upgrade issue affecting performance secondaries when migrating from a version that did not include Identity to one that did.

All other content in this release is for 0.10.1 only.

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • vault kv and Vault versions: In 0.10.1 some issues with vault kv against v1 K/V engine mounts are fixed. However, using 0.10.1 for both the server and CLI versions is required.
  • Mount information visibility: Users that have access to any path within a mount can now see information about that mount, such as its type and options, via some API calls.
  • Identity and Local Mounts: Local mounts would allow creating Identity entities but these would not be able to be used successfully (even locally) in replicated scenarios. We have now disallowed entities and groups from being created for local mounts in the first place.

FEATURES:

  • X-Forwarded-For support: X-Forwarded-For headers can now be used to set the client IP seen by Vault. See the TCP listener configuration page for details.
  • CIDR IP Binding for Tokens: Tokens now support being bound to specific CIDR(s) for usage. Currently this is implemented in Token Roles; usage can be expanded to other authentication backends over time.
  • vault kv patch command: A new kv patch helper command that allows modifying only some values in existing data at a K/V path, but uses check-and-set to ensure that this modification happens safely.
  • AppRole Local Secret IDs: Roles can now be configured to generate secret IDs local to the cluster. This enables performance secondaries to generate and consume secret IDs without contacting the primary.
  • AES-GCM Support for PKCS#11 [BETA] (Enterprise): For supporting HSMs, AES-GCM can now be used in lieu of AES-CBC/HMAC-SHA256. This has currently only been fully tested on AWS CloudHSM.
  • Auto Unseal/Seal Wrap Key Rotation Support (Enterprise): Auto Unseal mechanisms, including PKCS#11 HSMs, now support rotation of encryption keys, and migration between key and encryption types, such as from AES-CBC to AES-GCM, can be performed at the same time (where supported).

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth/approle: Support for cluster local secret IDs. This enables secondaries to generate secret IDs without contacting the primary [GH-4427]
  • auth/token: Add to the token lookup response, the policies inherited due to identity associations [GH-4366]
  • auth/token: Add CIDR binding to token roles [GH-815]
  • cli: Add vault kv patch [GH-4432]
  • core: Add X-Forwarded-For support [GH-4380]
  • core: Add token CIDR-binding support [GH-815]
  • identity: Add the ability to disable an entity. Disabling an entity does not revoke associated tokens, but while the entity is disabled they cannot be used. [GH-4353]
  • physical/consul: Allow tuning of session TTL and lock wait time [GH-4352]
  • replication: Dynamically adjust WAL cleanup over a period of time based on the rate of writes committed
  • secret/ssh: Update dynamic key install script to use shell locking to avoid concurrent modifications [GH-4358]
  • ui: Access to sys/mounts is no longer needed to use the UI - the list of engines will show you the ones you implicitly have access to (because you have access to to secrets in those engines) [GH-4439]

BUG FIXES:

  • cli: Fix vault kv backwards compatibility with KV v1 engine mounts [GH-4430]
  • identity: Persist entity memberships in external identity groups across mounts [GH-4365]
  • identity: Fix error preventing authentication using local mounts on performance secondary replication clusters [GH-4407]
  • replication: Fix issue causing secondaries to not connect properly to a pre-0.10 primary until the primary was upgraded
  • secret/gcp: Fix panic on rollback when a roleset wasn't created properly [GH-4344]
  • secret/gcp: Fix panic on renewal
  • ui: Fix IE11 form submissions in a few parts of the application [GH-4378]
  • ui: Fix IE file saving on policy pages and init screens [GH-4376]
  • ui: Fixed an issue where the AWS secret backend would show the wrong menu [GH-4371]
  • ui: Fixed an issue where policies with commas would not render in the interface properly [GH-4398]
  • ui: Corrected the saving of mount tune ttls for auth methods [GH-4431]
  • ui: Credentials generation no longer checks capabilities before making api calls. This should fix needing "update" capabilites to read IAM credentials in the AWS secrets engine [GH-4446]

0.10.0 (April 10th, 2018)

SECURITY:

  • Log sanitization for Combined Database Secret Engine: In certain failure scenarios with incorrectly formatted connection urls, the raw connection errors were being returned to the user with the configured database credentials. Errors are now sanitized before being returned to the user.

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • Database plugin compatibility: The database plugin interface was enhanced to support some additional functionality related to root credential rotation and supporting templated URL strings. The changes were made in a backwards-compatible way and all builtin plugins were updated with the new features. Custom plugins not built into Vault will need to be upgraded to support templated URL strings and root rotation. Additionally, the Initialize method was deprecated in favor of a new Init method that supports configuration modifications that occur in the plugin back to the primary data store.
  • Removal of returned secret information: For a long time Vault has returned configuration given to various secret engines and auth methods with secret values (such as secret API keys or passwords) still intact, and with a warning to the user on write that anyone with read access could see the secret. This was mostly done to make it easy for tools like Terraform to judge whether state had drifted. However, it also feels quite un-Vault-y to do this and we've never felt very comfortable doing so. In 0.10 we have gone through and removed this behavior from the various backends; fields which contained secret values are simply no longer returned on read. We are working with the Terraform team to make changes to their provider to accommodate this as best as possible, and users of other tools may have to make adjustments, but in the end we felt that the ends did not justify the means and we needed to prioritize security over operational convenience.
  • LDAP auth method case sensitivity: We now treat usernames and groups configured locally for policy assignment in a case insensitive fashion by default. Existing configurations will continue to work as they do now; however, the next time a configuration is written case_sensitive_names will need to be explicitly set to true.
  • TTL handling within core: All lease TTL handling has been centralized within the core of Vault to ensure consistency across all backends. Since this was previously delegated to individual backends, there may be some slight differences in TTLs generated from some backends.
  • Removal of default secret/ mount: In 0.12 we will stop mounting secret/ by default at initialization time (it will still be available in dev mode).

FEATURES:

  • OSS UI: The Vault UI is now fully open-source. Similarly to the CLI, some features are only available with a supporting version of Vault, but the code base is entirely open.
  • Versioned K/V: The kv backend has been completely revamped, featuring flexible versioning of values, check-and-set protections, and more. A new vault kv subcommand allows friendly interactions with it. Existing mounts of the kv backend can be upgraded to the new versioned mode (downgrades are not currently supported). The old "passthrough" mode is still the default for new mounts; versioning can be turned on by setting the -version=2 flag for the vault secrets enable command.
  • Database Root Credential Rotation: Database configurations can now rotate their own configured admin/root credentials, allowing configured credentials for a database connection to be rotated immediately after sending them into Vault, invalidating the old credentials and ensuring only Vault knows the actual valid values.
  • Azure Authentication Plugin: There is now a plugin (pulled in to Vault) that allows authenticating Azure machines to Vault using Azure's Managed Service Identity credentials. See the plugin repository for more information.
  • GCP Secrets Plugin: There is now a plugin (pulled in to Vault) that allows generating secrets to allow access to GCP. See the plugin repository for more information.
  • Selective Audit HMACing of Request and Response Data Keys: HMACing in audit logs can be turned off for specific keys in the request input map and response data map on a per-mount basis.
  • Passthrough Request Headers: Request headers can now be selectively passed through to backends on a per-mount basis. This is useful in various cases when plugins are interacting with external services.
  • HA for Google Cloud Storage: The GCS storage type now supports HA.
  • UI support for identity: Add and edit entities, groups, and their associated aliases.
  • UI auth method support: Enable, disable, and configure all of the built-in authentication methods.
  • UI (Enterprise): View and edit Sentinel policies.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Centralize TTL generation for leases in core [GH-4230]
  • identity: API to update group-alias by ID [GH-4237]
  • secret/cassandra: Update Cassandra storage delete function to not use batch operations [GH-4054]
  • storage/mysql: Allow setting max idle connections and connection lifetime [GH-4211]
  • storage/gcs: Add HA support [GH-4226]
  • ui: Add Nomad to the list of available secret engines
  • ui: Adds ability to set static headers to be returned by the UI

BUG FIXES:

  • api: Fix retries not working [GH-4322]
  • auth/gcp: Invalidate clients on config change
  • auth/token: Revoke-orphan and tidy operations now correctly cleans up the parent prefix entry in the underlying storage backend. These operations also mark corresponding child tokens as orphans by removing the parent/secondary index from the entries. [GH-4193]
  • command: Re-add -mfa flag and migrate to OSS binary [GH-4223]
  • core: Fix issue occurring from mounting two auth backends with the same path with one mount having auth/ in front [GH-4206]
  • mfa: Invalidation of MFA configurations (Enterprise)
  • replication: Fix a panic on some non-64-bit platforms
  • replication: Fix invalidation of policies on performance secondaries
  • secret/pki: When tidying if a value is unexpectedly nil, delete it and move on [GH-4214]
  • storage/s3: Fix panic if S3 returns no Content-Length header [GH-4222]
  • ui: Fixed an issue where the UI was checking incorrect paths when operating on transit keys. Capabilities are now checked when attempting to encrypt / decrypt, etc.
  • ui: Fixed IE 11 layout issues and JS errors that would stop the application from running.
  • ui: Fixed the link that gets rendered when a user doesn't have permissions to view the root of a secret engine. The link now sends them back to the list of secret engines.
  • replication: Fix issue with DR secondaries when using mount specified local paths.
  • cli: Fix an issue where generating a dr operation token would not output the token [GH-4328]

0.9.6 (March 20th, 2018)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • The AWS authentication backend now allows binds for inputs as either a comma-delimited string or a string array. However, to keep consistency with input and output, when reading a role the binds will now be returned as string arrays rather than strings.
  • In order to prefix-match IAM role and instance profile ARNs in AWS auth backend, you now must explicitly opt-in by adding a * to the end of the ARN. Existing configurations will be upgraded automatically, but when writing a new role configuration the updated behavior will be used.

FEATURES:

  • Replication Activation Enhancements: When activating a replication secondary, a public key can now be fetched first from the target cluster. This public key can be provided to the primary when requesting the activation token. If provided, the public key will be used to perform a Diffie-Hellman key exchange resulting in a shared key that encrypts the contents of the activation token. The purpose is to protect against accidental disclosure of the contents of the token if unwrapped by the wrong party, given that the contents of the token are highly sensitive. If accidentally unwrapped, the contents of the token are not usable by the unwrapping party. It is important to note that just as a malicious operator could unwrap the contents of the token, a malicious operator can pretend to be a secondary and complete the Diffie-Hellman exchange on their own; this feature provides defense in depth but still requires due diligence around replication activation, including multiple eyes on the commands/tokens and proper auditing.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • api: Update renewer grace period logic. It no longer is static, but rather dynamically calculates one based on the current lease duration after each renew. [GH-4090]
  • auth/approle: Allow array input for bound_cidr_list [4078]
  • auth/aws: Allow using lists in role bind parameters [GH-3907]
  • auth/aws: Allow binding by EC2 instance IDs [GH-3816]
  • auth/aws: Allow non-prefix-matched IAM role and instance profile ARNs [GH-4071]
  • auth/ldap: Set a very large size limit on queries [GH-4169]
  • core: Log info notifications of revoked leases for all leases/reasons, not just expirations [GH-4164]
  • physical/couchdb: Removed limit on the listing of items [GH-4149]
  • secret/pki: Support certificate policies [GH-4125]
  • secret/pki: Add ability to have CA:true encoded into intermediate CSRs, to improve compatibility with some ADFS scenarios [GH-3883]
  • secret/transit: Allow selecting signature algorithm as well as hash algorithm when signing/verifying [GH-4018]
  • server: Make sure tls_disable_client_cert is actually a true value rather than just set [GH-4049]
  • storage/dynamodb: Allow specifying max retries for dynamo client [GH-4115]
  • storage/gcs: Allow specifying chunk size for transfers, which can reduce memory utilization [GH-4060]
  • sys/capabilities: Add the ability to use multiple paths for capability checking [GH-3663]

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/aws: Fix honoring max_ttl when a corresponding role ttl is not also set [GH-4107]
  • auth/okta: Fix honoring configured max_ttl value [GH-4110]
  • auth/token: If a periodic token being issued has a period greater than the max_lease_ttl configured on the token store mount, truncate it. This matches renewal behavior; before it was inconsistent between issuance and renewal. [GH-4112]
  • cli: Improve error messages around vault auth help when there is no CLI helper for a particular method [GH-4056]
  • cli: Fix autocomplete installation when using Fish as the shell [GH-4094]
  • secret/database: Properly honor mount-tuned max TTL [GH-4051]
  • secret/ssh: Return key_bits value when reading a role [GH-4098]
  • sys: When writing policies on a performance replication secondary, properly forward requests to the primary [GH-4129]

0.9.5 (February 26th, 2018)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth: Allow sending default_lease_ttl and max_lease_ttl values when enabling auth methods. [GH-4019]
  • secret/database: Add list functionality to database/config endpoint [GH-4026]
  • physical/consul: Allow setting a specific service address [GH-3971]
  • replication: When bootstrapping a new secondary, if the initial cluster connection fails, Vault will attempt to roll back state so that bootstrapping can be tried again, rather than having to recreate the downstream cluster. This will still require fetching a new secondary activation token.

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/aws: Update libraries to fix regression verifying PKCS#7 identity documents [GH-4014]
  • listener: Revert to Go 1.9 for now to allow certificates with non-DNS names in their DNS SANs to be used for Vault's TLS connections [GH-4028]
  • replication: Fix issue with a performance secondary/DR primary node losing its DR primary status when performing an update-primary operation
  • replication: Fix issue where performance secondaries could be unable to automatically connect to a performance primary after that performance primary has been promoted to a DR primary from a DR secondary
  • ui: Fix behavior when a value contains a .

0.9.4 (February 20th, 2018)

SECURITY:

  • Role Tags used with the EC2 style of AWS auth were being improperly parsed; as a result they were not being used to properly restrict values. Implementations following our suggestion of using these as defense-in-depth rather than the only source of restriction should not have significant impact.

FEATURES:

  • ChaCha20-Poly1305 support in transit: You can now encrypt and decrypt with ChaCha20-Poly1305 in transit. Key derivation and convergent encryption is also supported.
  • Okta Push support in Okta Auth Backend: If a user account has MFA required within Okta, an Okta Push MFA flow can be used to successfully finish authentication.
  • PKI Improvements: Custom OID subject alternate names can now be set, subject to allow restrictions that support globbing. Additionally, Country, Locality, Province, Street Address, and Postal Code can now be set in certificate subjects.
  • Manta Storage: Joyent Triton Manta can now be used for Vault storage
  • Google Cloud Spanner Storage: Google Cloud Spanner can now be used for Vault storage

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth/centrify: Add CLI helper
  • audit: Always log failure metrics, even if zero, to ensure the values appear on dashboards [GH-3937]
  • cli: Disable color when output is not a TTY [GH-3897]
  • cli: Add -format flag to all subcommands [GH-3897]
  • cli: Do not display deprecation warnings when the format is not table [GH-3897]
  • core: If over a predefined lease count (256k), log a warning not more than once a minute. Too many leases can be problematic for many of the storage backends and often this number of leases is indicative of a need for workflow improvements. [GH-3957]
  • secret/nomad: Have generated ACL tokens cap out at 64 characters [GH-4009]
  • secret/pki: Country, Locality, Province, Street Address, and Postal Code can now be set on certificates [GH-3992]
  • secret/pki: UTF-8 Other Names can now be set in Subject Alternate Names in issued certs; allowed values can be set per role and support globbing [GH-3889]
  • secret/pki: Add a flag to make the common name optional on certs [GH-3940]
  • secret/pki: Ensure only DNS-compatible names go into DNS SANs; additionally, properly handle IDNA transformations for these DNS names [GH-3953]
  • secret/ssh: Add valid-principles flag to CLI for CA mode [GH-3922]
  • storage/manta: Add Manta storage [GH-3270]
  • ui (Enterprise): Support for ChaCha20-Poly1305 keys in the transit engine.

BUG FIXES:

  • api/renewer: Honor increment value in renew auth calls [GH-3904]
  • auth/approle: Fix inability to use limited-use-count secret IDs on replication performance secondaries
  • auth/approle: Cleanup of secret ID accessors during tidy and removal of dangling accessor entries [GH-3924]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Avoid masking of role tag response [GH-3941]
  • auth/cert: Verify DNS SANs in the authenticating certificate [GH-3982]
  • auth/okta: Return configured durations as seconds, not nanoseconds [GH-3871]
  • auth/okta: Get all okta groups for a user vs. default 200 limit [GH-4034]
  • auth/token: Token creation via the CLI no longer forces periodic token creation. Passing an explicit zero value for the period no longer create periodic tokens. [GH-3880]
  • command: Fix interpreted formatting directives when printing raw fields [GH-4005]
  • command: Correctly format output when using -field and -format flags at the same time [GH-3987]
  • command/rekey: Re-add lost stored-shares parameter [GH-3974]
  • command/ssh: Create and reuse the api client [GH-3909]
  • command/status: Fix panic when status returns 500 from leadership lookup [GH-3998]
  • identity: Fix race when creating entities [GH-3932]
  • plugin/gRPC: Fixed an issue with list requests and raw responses coming from plugins using gRPC transport [GH-3881]
  • plugin/gRPC: Fix panic when special paths are not set [GH-3946]
  • secret/pki: Verify a name is a valid hostname before adding to DNS SANs [GH-3918]
  • secret/transit: Fix auditing when reading a key after it has been backed up or restored [GH-3919]
  • secret/transit: Fix storage/memory consistency when persistence fails [GH-3959]
  • storage/consul: Validate that service names are RFC 1123 compliant [GH-3960]
  • storage/etcd3: Fix memory ballooning with standby instances [GH-3798]
  • storage/etcd3: Fix large lists (like token loading at startup) not being handled [GH-3772]
  • storage/postgresql: Fix compatibility with versions using custom string version tags [GH-3949]
  • storage/zookeeper: Update vendoring to fix freezing issues [GH-3896]
  • ui (Enterprise): Decoding the replication token should no longer error and prevent enabling of a secondary replication cluster via the ui.
  • plugin/gRPC: Add connection info to the request object [GH-3997]

0.9.3 (January 28th, 2018)

A regression from a feature merge disabled the Nomad secrets backend in 0.9.2. This release re-enables the Nomad secrets backend; it is otherwise identical to 0.9.2.

0.9.2 (January 26th, 2018)

SECURITY:

  • Okta Auth Backend: While the Okta auth backend was successfully verifying usernames and passwords, it was not checking the returned state of the account, so accounts that had been marked locked out could still be used to log in. Only accounts in SUCCESS or PASSWORD_WARN states are now allowed.
  • Periodic Tokens: A regression in 0.9.1 meant that periodic tokens created by the AppRole, AWS, and Cert auth backends would expire when the max TTL for the backend/mount/system was hit instead of their stated behavior of living as long as they are renewed. This is now fixed; existing tokens do not have to be reissued as this was purely a regression in the renewal logic.
  • Seal Wrapping: During certain replication states values written marked for seal wrapping may not be wrapped on the secondaries. This has been fixed, and existing values will be wrapped on next read or write. This does not affect the barrier keys.

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • sys/health DR Secondary Reporting: The replication_dr_secondary bool returned by sys/health could be misleading since it would be false both when a cluster was not a DR secondary but also when the node is a standby in the cluster and has not yet fully received state from the active node. This could cause health checks on LBs to decide that the node was acceptable for traffic even though DR secondaries cannot handle normal Vault traffic. (In other words, the bool could only convey "yes" or "no" but not "not sure yet".) This has been replaced by replication_dr_mode and replication_perf_mode which are string values that convey the current state of the node; a value of disabled indicates that replication is disabled or the state is still being discovered. As a result, an LB check can positively verify that the node is both not disabled and is not a DR secondary, and avoid sending traffic to it if either is true.
  • PKI Secret Backend Roles parameter types: For ou and organization in role definitions in the PKI secret backend, input can now be a comma-separated string or an array of strings. Reading a role will now return arrays for these parameters.
  • Plugin API Changes: The plugin API has been updated to utilize golang's context.Context package. Many function signatures now accept a context object as the first parameter. Existing plugins will need to pull in the latest Vault code and update their function signatures to begin using context and the new gRPC transport.

FEATURES:

  • gRPC Backend Plugins: Backend plugins now use gRPC for transport, allowing them to be written in other languages.
  • Brand New CLI: Vault has a brand new CLI interface that is significantly streamlined, supports autocomplete, and is almost entirely backwards compatible.
  • UI: PKI Secret Backend (Enterprise): Configure PKI secret backends, create and browse roles and certificates, and issue and sign certificates via the listed roles.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth/aws: Handle IAM headers produced by clients that formulate numbers as ints rather than strings [GH-3763]
  • auth/okta: Support JSON lists when specifying groups and policies [GH-3801]
  • autoseal/hsm: Attempt reconnecting to the HSM on certain kinds of issues, including HA scenarios for some Gemalto HSMs. (Enterprise)
  • cli: Output password prompts to stderr to make it easier to pipe an output token to another command [GH-3782]
  • core: Report replication status in sys/health [GH-3810]
  • physical/s3: Allow using paths with S3 for non-AWS deployments [GH-3730]
  • physical/s3: Add ability to disable SSL for non-AWS deployments [GH-3730]
  • plugins: Args for plugins can now be specified separately from the command, allowing the same output format and input format for plugin information [GH-3778]
  • secret/pki: ou and organization can now be specified as a comma-separated string or an array of strings [GH-3804]
  • plugins: Plugins will fall back to using netrpc as the communication protocol on older versions of Vault [GH-3833]

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/(approle,aws,cert): Fix behavior where periodic tokens generated by these backends could not have their TTL renewed beyond the system/mount max TTL value [GH-3803]
  • auth/aws: Fix error returned if bound_iam_principal_arn was given to an existing role update [GH-3843]
  • core/sealwrap: Speed improvements and bug fixes (Enterprise)
  • identity: Delete group alias when an external group is deleted [GH-3773]
  • legacymfa/duo: Fix intermittent panic when Duo could not be reached [GH-2030]
  • secret/database: Fix a location where a lock could potentially not be released, leading to deadlock [GH-3774]
  • secret/(all databases) Fix behavior where if a max TTL was specified but no default TTL was specified the system/mount default TTL would be used but not be capped by the local max TTL [GH-3814]
  • secret/database: Fix an issue where plugins were not closed properly if they failed to initialize [GH-3768]
  • ui: mounting a secret backend will now properly set max_lease_ttl and default_lease_ttl when specified - previously both fields set default_lease_ttl.

0.9.1 (December 21st, 2017)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • AppRole Case Sensitivity: In prior versions of Vault, list operations against AppRole roles would require preserving case in the role name, even though most other operations within AppRole are case-insensitive with respect to the role name. This has been fixed; existing roles will behave as they have in the past, but new roles will act case-insensitively in these cases.
  • Token Auth Backend Roles parameter types: For allowed_policies and disallowed_policies in role definitions in the token auth backend, input can now be a comma-separated string or an array of strings. Reading a role will now return arrays for these parameters.
  • Transit key exporting: You can now mark a key in the transit backend as exportable at any time, rather than just at creation time; however, once this value is set, it still cannot be unset.
  • PKI Secret Backend Roles parameter types: For allowed_domains and key_usage in role definitions in the PKI secret backend, input can now be a comma-separated string or an array of strings. Reading a role will now return arrays for these parameters.
  • SSH Dynamic Keys Method Defaults to 2048-bit Keys: When using the dynamic key method in the SSH backend, the default is now to use 2048-bit keys if no specific key bit size is specified.
  • Consul Secret Backend lease handling: The consul secret backend can now accept both strings and integer numbers of seconds for its lease value. The value returned on a role read will be an integer number of seconds instead of a human-friendly string.
  • Unprintable characters not allowed in API paths: Unprintable characters are no longer allowed in names in the API (paths and path parameters), with an extra restriction on whitespace characters. Allowed characters are those that are considered printable by Unicode plus spaces.

FEATURES:

  • Transit Backup/Restore: The transit backend now supports a backup operation that can export a given key, including all key versions and configuration, as well as a restore operation allowing import into another Vault.
  • gRPC Database Plugins: Database plugins now use gRPC for transport, allowing them to be written in other languages.
  • Nomad Secret Backend: Nomad ACL tokens can now be generated and revoked using Vault.
  • TLS Cert Auth Backend Improvements: The cert auth backend can now match against custom certificate extensions via exact or glob matching, and additionally supports max_ttl and periodic token toggles.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth/cert: Support custom certificate constraints [GH-3634]
  • auth/cert: Support setting max_ttl and period [GH-3642]
  • audit/file: Setting a file mode of 0000 will now disable Vault from automatically chmoding the log file [GH-3649]
  • auth/github: The legacy MFA system can now be used with the GitHub auth backend [GH-3696]
  • auth/okta: The legacy MFA system can now be used with the Okta auth backend [GH-3653]
  • auth/token: allowed_policies and disallowed_policies can now be specified as a comma-separated string or an array of strings [GH-3641]
  • command/server: The log level can now be specified with VAULT_LOG_LEVEL [GH-3721]
  • core: Period values from auth backends will now be checked and applied to the TTL value directly by core on login and renewal requests [GH-3677]
  • database/mongodb: Add optional write_concern parameter, which can be set during database configuration. This establishes a session-wide write concern for the lifecycle of the mount [GH-3646]
  • http: Request path containing non-printable characters will return 400 - Bad Request [GH-3697]
  • mfa/okta: Filter a given email address as a login filter, allowing operation when login email and account email are different
  • plugins: Make Vault more resilient when unsealing when plugins are unavailable [GH-3686]
  • secret/pki: allowed_domains and key_usage can now be specified as a comma-separated string or an array of strings [GH-3642]
  • secret/ssh: Allow 4096-bit keys to be used in dynamic key method [GH-3593]
  • secret/consul: The Consul secret backend now uses the value of lease set on the role, if set, when renewing a secret. [GH-3796]
  • storage/mysql: Don't attempt database creation if it exists, which can help under certain permissions constraints [GH-3716]

BUG FIXES:

  • api/status (enterprise): Fix status reporting when using an auto seal
  • auth/approle: Fix case-sensitive/insensitive comparison issue [GH-3665]
  • auth/cert: Return allowed_names on role read [GH-3654]
  • auth/ldap: Fix incorrect control information being sent [GH-3402] [GH-3496] [GH-3625] [GH-3656]
  • core: Fix seal status reporting when using an autoseal
  • core: Add creation path to wrap info for a control group token
  • core: Fix potential panic that could occur using plugins when a node transitioned from active to standby [GH-3638]
  • core: Fix memory ballooning when a connection would connect to the cluster port and then go away -- redux! [GH-3680]
  • core: Replace recursive token revocation logic with depth-first logic, which can avoid hitting stack depth limits in extreme cases [GH-2348]
  • core: When doing a read on configured audited-headers, properly handle case insensitivity [GH-3701]
  • core/pkcs11 (enterprise): Fix panic when PKCS#11 library is not readable
  • database/mysql: Allow the creation statement to use commands that are not yet supported by the prepare statement protocol [GH-3619]
  • plugin/auth-gcp: Fix IAM roles when using allow_gce_inference [VPAG-19]

0.9.0.1 (November 21st, 2017) (Enterprise Only)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth/gcp: Support seal wrapping of configuration parameters
  • auth/kubernetes: Support seal wrapping of configuration parameters

BUG FIXES:

  • Fix an upgrade issue with some physical backends when migrating from legacy HSM stored key support to the new Seal Wrap mechanism (Enterprise)
  • mfa: Add the 'mfa' flag that was removed by mistake [GH-4223]

0.9.0 (November 14th, 2017)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • HSM config parameter requirements: When using Vault with an HSM, a new parameter is required: hmac_key_label. This performs a similar function to key_label but for the HMAC key Vault will use. Vault will generate a suitable key if this value is specified and generate_key is set true.
  • API HTTP client behavior: When calling NewClient the API no longer modifies the provided client/transport. In particular this means it will no longer enable redirection limiting and HTTP/2 support on custom clients. It is suggested that if you want to make changes to an HTTP client that you use one created by DefaultConfig as a starting point.
  • AWS EC2 client nonce behavior: The client nonce generated by the backend that gets returned along with the authentication response will be audited in plaintext. If this is undesired, the clients can choose to supply a custom nonce to the login endpoint. The custom nonce set by the client will from now on, not be returned back with the authentication response, and hence not audit logged.
  • AWS Auth role options: The API will now error when trying to create or update a role with the mutually-exclusive options disallow_reauthentication and allow_instance_migration.
  • SSH CA role read changes: When reading back a role from the ssh backend, the TTL/max TTL values will now be an integer number of seconds rather than a string. This better matches the API elsewhere in Vault.
  • SSH role list changes: When listing roles from the ssh backend via the API, the response data will additionally return a key_info map that will contain a map of each key with a corresponding object containing the key_type.
  • More granularity in audit logs: Audit request and response entries are still in RFC3339 format but now have a granularity of nanoseconds.
  • High availability related values have been moved out of the storage and ha_storage stanzas, and into the top-level configuration. redirect_addr has been renamed to api_addr. The stanzas still support accepting HA-related values to maintain backward compatibility, but top-level values will take precedence.
  • A new seal stanza has been added to the configuration file, which is optional and enables configuration of the seal type to use for additional data protection, such as using HSM or Cloud KMS solutions to encrypt and decrypt data.

FEATURES:

  • RSA Support for Transit Backend: Transit backend can now generate RSA keys which can be used for encryption and signing. [GH-3489]
  • Identity System: Now in open source and with significant enhancements, Identity is an integrated system for understanding users across tokens and enabling easier management of users directly and via groups.
  • External Groups in Identity: Vault can now automatically assign users and systems to groups in Identity based on their membership in external groups.
  • Seal Wrap / FIPS 140-2 Compatibility (Enterprise): Vault can now take advantage of FIPS 140-2-certified HSMs to ensure that Critical Security Parameters are protected in a compliant fashion. Vault's implementation has received a statement of compliance from Leidos.
  • Control Groups (Enterprise): Require multiple members of an Identity group to authorize a requested action before it is allowed to run.
  • Cloud Auto-Unseal (Enterprise): Automatically unseal Vault using AWS KMS and GCP CKMS.
  • Sentinel Integration (Enterprise): Take advantage of HashiCorp Sentinel to create extremely flexible access control policies -- even on unauthenticated endpoints.
  • Barrier Rekey Support for Auto-Unseal (Enterprise): When using auto-unsealing functionality, the rekey operation is now supported; it uses recovery keys to authorize the master key rekey.
  • Operation Token for Disaster Recovery Actions (Enterprise): When using Disaster Recovery replication, a token can be created that can be used to authorize actions such as promotion and updating primary information, rather than using recovery keys.
  • Trigger Auto-Unseal with Recovery Keys (Enterprise): When using auto-unsealing, a request to unseal Vault can be triggered by a threshold of recovery keys, rather than requiring the Vault process to be restarted.
  • UI Redesign (Enterprise): All new experience for the Vault Enterprise UI. The look and feel has been completely redesigned to give users a better experience and make managing secrets fast and easy.
  • UI: SSH Secret Backend (Enterprise): Configure an SSH secret backend, create and browse roles. And use them to sign keys or generate one time passwords.
  • UI: AWS Secret Backend (Enterprise): You can now configure the AWS backend via the Vault Enterprise UI. In addition you can create roles, browse the roles and Generate IAM Credentials from them in the UI.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • api: Add ability to set custom headers on each call [GH-3394]
  • command/server: Add config option to disable requesting client certificates [GH-3373]
  • auth/aws: Max retries can now be customized for the AWS client [GH-3965]
  • core: Disallow mounting underneath an existing path, not just over [GH-2919]
  • physical/file: Use 700 as permissions when creating directories. The files themselves were 600 and are all encrypted, but this doesn't hurt.
  • secret/aws: Add ability to use custom IAM/STS endpoints [GH-3416]
  • secret/aws: Max retries can now be customized for the AWS client [GH-3965]
  • secret/cassandra: Work around Cassandra ignoring consistency levels for a user listing query [GH-3469]
  • secret/pki: Private keys can now be marshalled as PKCS#8 [GH-3518]
  • secret/pki: Allow entering URLs for pki as both comma-separated strings and JSON arrays [GH-3409]
  • secret/ssh: Role TTL/max TTL can now be specified as either a string or an integer [GH-3507]
  • secret/transit: Sign and verify operations now support a none hash algorithm to allow signing/verifying pre-hashed data [GH-3448]
  • secret/database: Add the ability to glob allowed roles in the Database Backend [GH-3387]
  • ui (enterprise): Support for RSA keys in the transit backend
  • ui (enterprise): Support for DR Operation Token generation, promoting, and updating primary on DR Secondary clusters

BUG FIXES:

  • api: Fix panic when setting a custom HTTP client but with a nil transport [GH-3435] [GH-3437]
  • api: Fix authing to the cert backend when the CA for the client cert is not known to the server's listener [GH-2946]
  • auth/approle: Create role ID index during read if a role is missing one [GH-3561]
  • auth/aws: Don't allow mutually exclusive options [GH-3291]
  • auth/radius: Fix logging in in some situations [GH-3461]
  • core: Fix memleak when a connection would connect to the cluster port and then go away [GH-3513]
  • core: Fix panic if a single-use token is used to step-down or seal [GH-3497]
  • core: Set rather than add headers to prevent some duplicated headers in responses when requests were forwarded to the active node [GH-3485]
  • physical/etcd3: Fix some listing issues due to how etcd3 does prefix matching [GH-3406]
  • physical/etcd3: Fix case where standbys can lose their etcd client lease [GH-3031]
  • physical/file: Fix listing when underscores are the first component of a path [GH-3476]
  • plugins: Allow response errors to be returned from backend plugins [GH-3412]
  • secret/transit: Fix panic if the length of the input ciphertext was less than the expected nonce length [GH-3521]
  • ui (enterprise): Reinstate support for generic secret backends - this was erroneously removed in a previous release

0.8.3 (September 19th, 2017)

CHANGES:

  • Policy input/output standardization: For all built-in authentication backends, policies can now be specified as a comma-delimited string or an array if using JSON as API input; on read, policies will be returned as an array; and the default policy will not be forcefully added to policies saved in configurations. Please note that the default policy will continue to be added to generated tokens, however, rather than backends adding default to the given set of input policies (in some cases, and not in others), the stored set will reflect the user-specified set.
  • sign-self-issued modifies Issuer in generated certificates: In 0.8.2 the endpoint would not modify the Issuer in the generated certificate, leaving the output self-issued. Although theoretically valid, in practice crypto stacks were unhappy validating paths containing such certs. As a result, sign-self-issued now encodes the signing CA's Subject DN into the Issuer DN of the generated certificate.
  • sys/raw requires enabling: While the sys/raw endpoint can be extremely useful in break-glass or support scenarios, it is also extremely dangerous. As of now, a configuration file option raw_storage_endpoint must be set in order to enable this API endpoint. Once set, the available functionality has been enhanced slightly; it now supports listing and decrypting most of Vault's core data structures, except for the encryption keyring itself.
  • generic is now kv: To better reflect its actual use, the generic backend is now kv. Using generic will still work for backwards compatibility.

FEATURES:

  • GCE Support for GCP Auth: GCE instances can now authenticate to Vault using machine credentials.
  • Support for Kubernetes Service Account Auth: Kubernetes Service Accounts can now authenticate to vault using JWT tokens.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • configuration: Provide a config option to store Vault server's process ID (PID) in a file [GH-3321]
  • mfa (Enterprise): Add the ability to use identity metadata in username format
  • mfa/okta (Enterprise): Add support for configuring base_url for API calls
  • secret/pki: sign-intermediate will now allow specifying a ttl value longer than the signing CA certificate's NotAfter value. [GH-3325]
  • sys/raw: Raw storage access is now disabled by default [GH-3329]

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/okta: Fix regression that removed the ability to set base_url [GH-3313]
  • core: Fix panic while loading leases at startup on ARM processors [GH-3314]
  • secret/pki: Fix sign-self-issued encoding the wrong subject public key [GH-3325]

0.8.2.1 (September 11th, 2017) (Enterprise Only)

BUG FIXES:

  • Fix an issue upgrading to 0.8.2 for Enterprise customers.

0.8.2 (September 5th, 2017)

SECURITY:

  • In prior versions of Vault, if authenticating via AWS IAM and requesting a periodic token, the period was not properly respected. This could lead to tokens expiring unexpectedly, or a token lifetime being longer than expected. Upon token renewal with Vault 0.8.2 the period will be properly enforced.

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • vault ssh users should supply -mode and -role to reduce the number of API calls. A future version of Vault will mark these optional values are required. Failure to supply -mode or -role will result in a warning.
  • Vault plugins will first briefly run a restricted version of the plugin to fetch metadata, and then lazy-load the plugin on first request to prevent crash/deadlock of Vault during the unseal process. Plugins will need to be built with the latest changes in order for them to run properly.

FEATURES:

  • Lazy Lease Loading: On startup, Vault will now load leases from storage in a lazy fashion (token checks and revocation/renewal requests still force an immediate load). For larger installations this can significantly reduce downtime when switching active nodes or bringing Vault up from cold start.
  • SSH CA Login with vault ssh: vault ssh now supports the SSH CA backend for authenticating to machines. It also supports remote host key verification through the SSH CA backend, if enabled.
  • Signing of Self-Issued Certs in PKI: The pki backend now supports signing self-issued CA certs. This is useful when switching root CAs.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • audit/file: Allow specifying stdout as the file_path to log to standard output [GH-3235]
  • auth/aws: Allow wildcards in bound_iam_principal_arn [GH-3213]
  • auth/okta: Compare groups case-insensitively since Okta is only case-preserving [GH-3240]
  • auth/okta: Standardize Okta configuration APIs across backends [GH-3245]
  • cli: Add subcommand autocompletion that can be enabled with vault -autocomplete-install [GH-3223]
  • cli: Add ability to handle wrapped responses when using vault auth. What is output depends on the other given flags; see the help output for that command for more information. [GH-3263]
  • core: TLS cipher suites used for cluster behavior can now be set via cluster_cipher_suites in configuration [GH-3228]
  • core: The plugin_name can now either be specified directly as part of the parameter or within the config object when mounting a secret or auth backend via sys/mounts/:path or sys/auth/:path respectively [GH-3202]
  • core: It is now possible to update the description of a mount when mount-tuning, although this must be done through the HTTP layer [GH-3285]
  • secret/databases/mongo: If an EOF is encountered, attempt reconnecting and retrying the operation [GH-3269]
  • secret/pki: TTLs can now be specified as a string or an integer number of seconds [GH-3270]
  • secret/pki: Self-issued certs can now be signed via pki/root/sign-self-issued [GH-3274]
  • storage/gcp: Use application default credentials if they exist [GH-3248]

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/aws: Properly use role-set period values for IAM-derived token renewals [GH-3220]
  • auth/okta: Fix updating organization/ttl/max_ttl after initial setting [GH-3236]
  • core: Fix PROXY when underlying connection is TLS [GH-3195]
  • core: Policy-related commands would sometimes fail to act case-insensitively [GH-3210]
  • storage/consul: Fix parsing TLS configuration when using a bare IPv6 address [GH-3268]
  • plugins: Lazy-load plugins to prevent crash/deadlock during unseal process. [GH-3255]
  • plugins: Skip mounting plugin-based secret and credential mounts when setting up mounts if the plugin is no longer present in the catalog. [GH-3255]

0.8.1 (August 16th, 2017)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • PKI Root Generation: Calling pki/root/generate when a CA cert/key already exists will now return a 204 instead of overwriting an existing root. If you want to recreate the root, first run a delete operation on pki/root (requires sudo capability), then generate it again.

FEATURES:

  • Oracle Secret Backend: There is now an external plugin to support leased credentials for Oracle databases (distributed separately).
  • GCP IAM Auth Backend: There is now an authentication backend that allows using GCP IAM credentials to retrieve Vault tokens. This is available as both a plugin and built-in to Vault.
  • PingID Push Support for Path-Based MFA (Enterprise): PingID Push can now be used for MFA with the new path-based MFA introduced in Vault Enterprise 0.8.
  • Permitted DNS Domains Support in PKI: The pki backend now supports specifying permitted DNS domains for CA certificates, allowing you to narrowly scope the set of domains for which a CA can issue or sign child certificates.
  • Plugin Backend Reload Endpoint: Plugin backends can now be triggered to reload using the sys/plugins/reload/backend endpoint and providing either the plugin name or the mounts to reload.
  • Self-Reloading Plugins: The plugin system will now attempt to reload a crashed or stopped plugin, once per request.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth/approle: Allow array input for policies in addition to comma-delimited strings [GH-3163]
  • plugins: Send logs through Vault's logger rather than stdout [GH-3142]
  • secret/pki: Add pki/root delete operation [GH-3165]
  • secret/pki: Don't overwrite an existing root cert/key when calling generate [GH-3165]

BUG FIXES:

  • aws: Don't prefer a nil HTTP client over an existing one [GH-3159]
  • core: If there is an error when checking for create/update existence, return 500 instead of 400 [GH-3162]
  • secret/database: Avoid creating usernames that are too long for legacy MySQL [GH-3138]

0.8.0 (August 9th, 2017)

SECURITY:

  • We've added a note to the docs about the way the GitHub auth backend works as it may not be readily apparent that GitHub personal access tokens, which are used by the backend, can be used for unauthorized access if they are stolen from third party services and access to Vault is public.

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • Database Plugin Backends: Passwords generated for these backends now enforce stricter password requirements, as opposed to the previous behavior of returning a randomized UUID. Passwords are of length 20, and have a A1a- characters prepended to ensure stricter requirements. No regressions are expected from this change. (For database backends that were previously substituting underscores for hyphens in passwords, this will remain the case.)
  • Lease Endpoints: The endpoints sys/renew, sys/revoke, sys/revoke-prefix, sys/revoke-force have been deprecated and relocated under sys/leases. Additionally, the deprecated path sys/revoke-force now requires the sudo capability.
  • Response Wrapping Lookup Unauthenticated: The sys/wrapping/lookup endpoint is now unauthenticated. This allows introspection of the wrapping info by clients that only have the wrapping token without then invalidating the token. Validation functions/checks are still performed on the token.

FEATURES:

  • Cassandra Storage: Cassandra can now be used for Vault storage
  • CockroachDB Storage: CockroachDB can now be used for Vault storage
  • CouchDB Storage: CouchDB can now be used for Vault storage
  • SAP HANA Database Plugin: The databases backend can now manage users for SAP HANA databases
  • Plugin Backends: Vault now supports running secret and auth backends as plugins. Plugins can be mounted like normal backends and can be developed independently from Vault.
  • PROXY Protocol Support Vault listeners can now be configured to honor PROXY protocol v1 information to allow passing real client IPs into Vault. A list of authorized addresses (IPs or subnets) can be defined and accept/reject behavior controlled.
  • Lease Lookup and Browsing in the Vault Enterprise UI: Vault Enterprise UI now supports lookup and listing of leases and the associated actions from the sys/leases endpoints in the API. These are located in the new top level navigation item "Leases".
  • Filtered Mounts for Performance Mode Replication: Whitelists or blacklists of mounts can be defined per-secondary to control which mounts are actually replicated to that secondary. This can allow targeted replication of specific sets of data to specific geolocations/datacenters.
  • Disaster Recovery Mode Replication (Enterprise Only): There is a new replication mode, Disaster Recovery (DR), that performs full real-time replication (including tokens and leases) to DR secondaries. DR secondaries cannot handle client requests, but can be promoted to primary as needed for failover.
  • Manage New Replication Features in the Vault Enterprise UI: Support for Replication features in Vault Enterprise UI has expanded to include new DR Replication mode and management of Filtered Mounts in Performance Replication mode.
  • Vault Identity (Enterprise Only): Vault's new Identity system allows correlation of users across tokens. At present this is only used for MFA, but will be the foundation of many other features going forward.
  • Duo Push, Okta Push, and TOTP MFA For All Authenticated Paths (Enterprise Only): A brand new MFA system built on top of Identity allows MFA (currently Duo Push, Okta Push, and TOTP) for any authenticated path within Vault. MFA methods can be configured centrally, and TOTP keys live within the user's Identity information to allow using the same key across tokens. Specific MFA method(s) required for any given path within Vault can be specified in normal ACL path statements.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • api: Add client method for a secret renewer background process [GH-2886]
  • api: Add RenewTokenAsSelf [GH-2886]
  • api: Client timeout can now be adjusted with the VAULT_CLIENT_TIMEOUT env var or with a new API function [GH-2956]
  • api/cli: Client will now attempt to look up SRV records for the given Vault hostname [GH-3035]
  • audit/socket: Enhance reconnection logic and don't require the connection to be established at unseal time [GH-2934]
  • audit/file: Opportunistically try re-opening the file on error [GH-2999]
  • auth/approle: Add role name to token metadata [GH-2985]
  • auth/okta: Allow specifying ttl/max_ttl inside the mount [GH-2915]
  • cli: Client timeout can now be adjusted with the VAULT_CLIENT_TIMEOUT env var [GH-2956]
  • command/auth: Add -token-only flag to vault auth that returns only the token on stdout and does not store it via the token helper [GH-2855]
  • core: CORS allowed origins can now be configured [GH-2021]
  • core: Add metrics counters for audit log failures [GH-2863]
  • cors: Allow setting allowed headers via the API instead of always using wildcard [GH-3023]
  • secret/ssh: Allow specifying the key ID format using template values for CA type [GH-2888]
  • server: Add tls_client_ca_file option for specifying a CA file to use for client certificate verification when tls_require_and_verify_client_cert is enabled [GH-3034]
  • storage/cockroachdb: Add CockroachDB storage backend [GH-2713]
  • storage/couchdb: Add CouchDB storage backend [GH-2880]
  • storage/mssql: Add max_parallel [GH-3026]
  • storage/postgresql: Add max_parallel [GH-3026]
  • storage/postgresql: Improve listing speed [GH-2945]
  • storage/s3: More efficient paging when an object has a lot of subobjects [GH-2780]
  • sys/wrapping: Make sys/wrapping/lookup unauthenticated [GH-3084]
  • sys/wrapping: Wrapped tokens now store the original request path of the data [GH-3100]
  • telemetry: Add support for DogStatsD [GH-2490]

BUG FIXES:

  • api/health: Don't treat standby 429 codes as an error [GH-2850]
  • api/leases: Fix lease lookup returning lease properties at the top level
  • audit: Fix panic when audit logging a read operation on an asymmetric transit key [GH-2958]
  • auth/approle: Fix panic when secret and cidr list not provided in role [GH-3075]
  • auth/aws: Look up proper account ID on token renew [GH-3012]
  • auth/aws: Store IAM header in all cases when it changes [GH-3004]
  • auth/ldap: Verify given certificate is PEM encoded instead of failing silently [GH-3016]
  • auth/token: Don't allow using the same token ID twice when manually specifying [GH-2916]
  • cli: Fix issue with parsing keys that start with special characters [GH-2998]
  • core: Relocated sys/leases/renew returns same payload as original sys/leases endpoint [GH-2891]
  • secret/ssh: Fix panic when signing with incorrect key type [GH-3072]
  • secret/totp: Ensure codes can only be used once. This makes some automated workflows harder but complies with the RFC. [GH-2908]
  • secret/transit: Fix locking when creating a key with unsupported options [GH-2974]

0.7.3 (June 7th, 2017)

SECURITY:

  • Cert auth backend now checks validity of individual certificates: In previous versions of Vault, validity (e.g. expiration) of individual leaf certificates added for authentication was not checked. This was done to make it easier for administrators to control lifecycles of individual certificates added to the backend, e.g. the authentication material being checked was access to that specific certificate's private key rather than all private keys signed by a CA. However, this behavior is often unexpected and as a result can lead to insecure deployments, so we are now validating these certificates as well.
  • App-ID path salting was skipped in 0.7.1/0.7.2: A regression in 0.7.1/0.7.2 caused the HMACing of any App-ID information stored in paths (including actual app-IDs and user-IDs) to be unsalted and written as-is from the API. In 0.7.3 any such paths will be automatically changed to salted versions on access (e.g. login or read); however, if you created new app-IDs or user-IDs in 0.7.1/0.7.2, you may want to consider whether any users with access to Vault's underlying data store may have intercepted these values, and revoke/roll them.

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • Step-Down is Forwarded: When a step-down is issued against a non-active node in an HA cluster, it will now forward the request to the active node.

FEATURES:

  • ed25519 Signing/Verification in Transit with Key Derivation: The transit backend now supports generating ed25519 keys for signing and verification functionality. These keys support derivation, allowing you to modify the actual encryption key used by supplying a context value.
  • Key Version Specification for Encryption in Transit: You can now specify the version of a key you use to wish to generate a signature, ciphertext, or HMAC. This can be controlled by the min_encryption_version key configuration property.
  • Replication Primary Discovery (Enterprise): Replication primaries will now advertise the addresses of their local HA cluster members to replication secondaries. This helps recovery if the primary active node goes down and neither service discovery nor load balancers are in use to steer clients.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • api/health: Add Sys().Health() [GH-2805]
  • audit: Add auth information to requests that error out [GH-2754]
  • command/auth: Add -no-store option that prevents the auth command from storing the returned token into the configured token helper [GH-2809]
  • core/forwarding: Request forwarding now heartbeats to prevent unused connections from being terminated by firewalls or proxies
  • plugins/databases: Add MongoDB as an internal database plugin [GH-2698]
  • storage/dynamodb: Add a method for checking the existence of children, speeding up deletion operations in the DynamoDB storage backend [GH-2722]
  • storage/mysql: Add max_parallel parameter to MySQL backend [GH-2760]
  • secret/databases: Support listing connections [GH-2823]
  • secret/databases: Support custom renewal statements in Postgres database plugin [GH-2788]
  • secret/databases: Use the role name as part of generated credentials [GH-2812]
  • ui (Enterprise): Transit key and secret browsing UI handle large lists better
  • ui (Enterprise): root tokens are no longer persisted
  • ui (Enterprise): support for mounting Database and TOTP secret backends

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/app-id: Fix regression causing loading of salts to be skipped
  • auth/aws: Improve EC2 describe instances performance [GH-2766]
  • auth/aws: Fix lookup of some instance profile ARNs [GH-2802]
  • auth/aws: Resolve ARNs to internal AWS IDs which makes lookup at various points (e.g. renewal time) more robust [GH-2814]
  • auth/aws: Properly honor configured period when using IAM authentication [GH-2825]
  • auth/aws: Check that a bound IAM principal is not empty (in the current state of the role) before requiring it match the previously authenticated client [GH-2781]
  • auth/cert: Fix panic on renewal [GH-2749]
  • auth/cert: Certificate verification for non-CA certs [GH-2761]
  • core/acl: Prevent race condition when compiling ACLs in some scenarios [GH-2826]
  • secret/database: Increase wrapping token TTL; in a loaded scenario it could be too short
  • secret/generic: Allow integers to be set as the value of ttl field as the documentation claims is supported [GH-2699]
  • secret/ssh: Added host key callback to ssh client config [GH-2752]
  • storage/s3: Avoid a panic when some bad data is returned [GH-2785]
  • storage/dynamodb: Fix list functions working improperly on Windows [GH-2789]
  • storage/file: Don't leak file descriptors in some error cases
  • storage/swift: Fix pre-v3 project/tenant name reading [GH-2803]

0.7.2 (May 8th, 2017)

BUG FIXES:

  • audit: Fix auditing entries containing certain kinds of time values [GH-2689]

0.7.1 (May 5th, 2017)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • LDAP Auth Backend: Group membership queries will now run as the binddn user when binddn/bindpass are configured, rather than as the authenticating user as was the case previously.

FEATURES:

  • AWS IAM Authentication: IAM principals can get Vault tokens automatically, opening AWS-based authentication to users, ECS containers, Lambda instances, and more. Signed client identity information retrieved using the AWS API sts:GetCallerIdentity is validated against the AWS STS service before issuing a Vault token. This backend is unified with the aws-ec2 authentication backend under the name aws, and allows additional EC2-related restrictions to be applied during the IAM authentication; the previous EC2 behavior is also still available. [GH-2441]
  • MSSQL Physical Backend: You can now use Microsoft SQL Server as your Vault physical data store [GH-2546]
  • Lease Listing and Lookup: You can now introspect a lease to get its creation and expiration properties via sys/leases/lookup; with sudo capability you can also list leases for lookup, renewal, or revocation via that endpoint. Various lease functions (renew, revoke, revoke-prefix, revoke-force) have also been relocated to sys/leases/, but they also work at the old paths for compatibility. Reading (but not listing) leases via sys/leases/lookup is now a part of the current default policy. [GH-2650]
  • TOTP Secret Backend: You can now store multi-factor authentication keys in Vault and use the API to retrieve time-based one-time use passwords on demand. The backend can also be used to generate a new key and validate passwords generated by that key. [GH-2492]
  • Database Secret Backend & Secure Plugins (Beta): This new secret backend combines the functionality of the MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, and Cassandra backends. It also provides a plugin interface for extendability through custom databases. [GH-2200]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth/cert: Support for constraints on subject Common Name and DNS/email Subject Alternate Names in certificates [GH-2595]
  • auth/ldap: Use the binding credentials to search group membership rather than the user credentials [GH-2534]
  • cli/revoke: Add -self option to allow revoking the currently active token [GH-2596]
  • core: Randomize x coordinate in Shamir shares [GH-2621]
  • replication: Fix a bug when enabling approle on a primary before secondaries were connected
  • replication: Add heartbeating to ensure firewalls don't kill connections to primaries
  • secret/pki: Add no_store option that allows certificates to be issued without being stored. This removes the ability to look up and/or add to a CRL but helps with scaling to very large numbers of certificates. [GH-2565]
  • secret/pki: If used with a role parameter, the sign-verbatim/<role> endpoint honors the values of generate_lease, no_store, ttl and max_ttl from the given role [GH-2593]
  • secret/pki: Add role parameter allow_glob_domains that enables defining names in allowed_domains containing * glob patterns [GH-2517]
  • secret/pki: Update certificate storage to not use characters that are not supported on some filesystems [GH-2575]
  • storage/etcd3: Add discovery_srv option to query for SRV records to find servers [GH-2521]
  • storage/s3: Support max_parallel option to limit concurrent outstanding requests [GH-2466]
  • storage/s3: Use pooled transport for http client [GH-2481]
  • storage/swift: Allow domain values for V3 authentication [GH-2554]
  • tidy: Improvements to auth/token/tidy and sys/leases/tidy to handle more cleanup cases [GH-2452]

BUG FIXES:

  • api: Respect a configured path in Vault's address [GH-2588]
  • auth/aws-ec2: New bounds added as criteria to allow role creation [GH-2600]
  • auth/ldap: Don't lowercase groups attached to users [GH-2613]
  • cli: Don't panic if vault write is used with the force flag but no path [GH-2674]
  • core: Help operations should request forward since standbys may not have appropriate info [GH-2677]
  • replication: Fix enabling secondaries when certain mounts already existed on the primary
  • secret/mssql: Update mssql driver to support queries with colons [GH-2610]
  • secret/pki: Don't lowercase O/OU values in certs [GH-2555]
  • secret/pki: Don't attempt to validate IP SANs if none are provided [GH-2574]
  • secret/ssh: Don't automatically lowercase principles in issued SSH certs [GH-2591]
  • storage/consul: Properly handle state events rather than timing out [GH-2548]
  • storage/etcd3: Ensure locks are released if client is improperly shut down [GH-2526]

0.7.0 (March 21th, 2017)

SECURITY:

  • Common name not being validated when exclude_cn_from_sans option used in pki backend: When using a role in the pki backend that specified the exclude_cn_from_sans option, the common name would not then be properly validated against the role's constraints. This has been fixed. We recommend any users of this feature to upgrade to 0.7 as soon as feasible.

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • List Operations Always Use Trailing Slash: Any list operation, whether via the GET or LIST HTTP verb, will now internally canonicalize the path to have a trailing slash. This makes policy writing more predictable, as it means clients will no longer work or fail based on which client they're using or which HTTP verb they're using. However, it also means that policies allowing list capability must be carefully checked to ensure that they contain a trailing slash; some policies may need to be split into multiple stanzas to accommodate.
  • PKI Defaults to Unleased Certificates: When issuing certificates from the PKI backend, by default, no leases will be issued. If you want to manually revoke a certificate, its serial number can be used with the pki/revoke endpoint. Issuing leases is still possible by enabling the generate_lease toggle in PKI role entries (this will default to true for upgrades, to keep existing behavior), which will allow using lease IDs to revoke certificates. For installations issuing large numbers of certificates (tens to hundreds of thousands, or millions), this will significantly improve Vault startup time since leases associated with these certificates will not have to be loaded; however note that it also means that revocation of a token used to issue certificates will no longer add these certificates to a CRL. If this behavior is desired or needed, consider keeping leases enabled and ensuring lifetimes are reasonable, and issue long-lived certificates via a different role with leases disabled.

FEATURES:

  • Replication (Enterprise): Vault Enterprise now has support for creating a multi-datacenter replication set between clusters. The current replication offering is based on an asynchronous primary/secondary (1:N) model that replicates static data while keeping dynamic data (leases, tokens) cluster-local, focusing on horizontal scaling for high-throughput and high-fanout deployments.
  • Response Wrapping & Replication in the Vault Enterprise UI: Vault Enterprise UI now supports looking up and rotating response wrapping tokens, as well as creating tokens with arbitrary values inside. It also now supports replication functionality, enabling the configuration of a replication set in the UI.
  • Expanded Access Control Policies: Access control policies can now specify allowed and denied parameters -- and, optionally, their values -- to control what a client can and cannot submit during an API call. Policies can also specify minimum/maximum response wrapping TTLs to both enforce the use of response wrapping and control the duration of resultant wrapping tokens. See the policies concepts page for more information.
  • SSH Backend As Certificate Authority: The SSH backend can now be configured to sign host and user certificates. Each mount of the backend acts as an independent signing authority. The CA key pair can be configured for each mount and the public key is accessible via an unauthenticated API call; additionally, the backend can generate a public/private key pair for you. We recommend using separate mounts for signing host and user certificates.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • api/request: Passing username and password information in API request [GH-2469]
  • audit: Logging the token's use count with authentication response and logging the remaining uses of the client token with request [GH-2437]
  • auth/approle: Support for restricting the number of uses on the tokens issued [GH-2435]
  • auth/aws-ec2: AWS EC2 auth backend now supports constraints for VPC ID, Subnet ID and Region [GH-2407]
  • auth/ldap: Use the value of the LOGNAME or USER env vars for the username if not explicitly set on the command line when authenticating [GH-2154]
  • audit: Support adding a configurable prefix (such as @cee) before each line [GH-2359]
  • core: Canonicalize list operations to use a trailing slash [GH-2390]
  • core: Add option to disable caching on a per-mount level [GH-2455]
  • core: Add ability to require valid client certs in listener config [GH-2457]
  • physical/dynamodb: Implement a session timeout to avoid having to use recovery mode in the case of an unclean shutdown, which makes HA much safer [GH-2141]
  • secret/pki: O (Organization) values can now be set to role-defined values for issued/signed certificates [GH-2369]
  • secret/pki: Certificates issued/signed from PKI backend do not generate leases by default [GH-2403]
  • secret/pki: When using DER format, still return the private key type [GH-2405]
  • secret/pki: Add an intermediate to the CA chain even if it lacks an authority key ID [GH-2465]
  • secret/pki: Add role option to use CSR SANs [GH-2489]
  • secret/ssh: SSH backend as CA to sign user and host certificates [GH-2208]
  • secret/ssh: Support reading of SSH CA public key from config/ca endpoint and also return it when CA key pair is generated [GH-2483]

BUG FIXES:

  • audit: When auditing headers use case-insensitive comparisons [GH-2362]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Return role period in seconds and not nanoseconds [GH-2374]
  • auth/okta: Fix panic if user had no local groups and/or policies set [GH-2367]
  • command/server: Fix parsing of redirect address when port is not mentioned [GH-2354]
  • physical/postgresql: Fix listing returning incorrect results if there were multiple levels of children [GH-2393]

0.6.5 (February 7th, 2017)

FEATURES:

  • Okta Authentication: A new Okta authentication backend allows you to use Okta usernames and passwords to authenticate to Vault. If provided with an appropriate Okta API token, group membership can be queried to assign policies; users and groups can be defined locally as well.
  • RADIUS Authentication: A new RADIUS authentication backend allows using a RADIUS server to authenticate to Vault. Policies can be configured for specific users or for any authenticated user.
  • Exportable Transit Keys: Keys in transit can now be marked as exportable at creation time. This allows a properly ACL'd user to retrieve the associated signing key, encryption key, or HMAC key. The exportable value is returned on a key policy read and cannot be changed, so if a key is marked exportable it will always be exportable, and if it is not it will never be exportable.
  • Batch Transit Operations: encrypt, decrypt and rewrap operations in the transit backend now support processing multiple input items in one call, returning the output of each item in the response.
  • Configurable Audited HTTP Headers: You can now specify headers that you want to have included in each audit entry, along with whether each header should be HMAC'd or kept plaintext. This can be useful for adding additional client or network metadata to the audit logs.
  • Transit Backend UI (Enterprise): Vault Enterprise UI now supports the transit backend, allowing creation, viewing and editing of named keys as well as using those keys to perform supported transit operations directly in the UI.
  • Socket Audit Backend A new socket audit backend allows audit logs to be sent through TCP, UDP, or UNIX Sockets.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth/aws-ec2: Add support for cross-account auth using STS [GH-2148]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Support issuing periodic tokens [GH-2324]
  • auth/github: Support listing teams and users [GH-2261]
  • auth/ldap: Support adding policies to local users directly, in addition to local groups [GH-2152]
  • command/server: Add ability to select and prefer server cipher suites [GH-2293]
  • core: Add a nonce to unseal operations as a check (useful mostly for support, not as a security principle) [GH-2276]
  • duo: Added ability to supply extra context to Duo pushes [GH-2118]
  • physical/consul: Add option for setting consistency mode on Consul gets [GH-2282]
  • physical/etcd: Full v3 API support; code will autodetect which API version to use. The v3 code path is significantly less complicated and may be much more stable. [GH-2168]
  • secret/pki: Allow specifying OU entries in generated certificate subjects [GH-2251]
  • secret mount ui (Enterprise): the secret mount list now shows all mounted backends even if the UI cannot browse them. Additional backends can now be mounted from the UI as well.

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/token: Fix regression in 0.6.4 where using token store roles as a blacklist (with only disallowed_policies set) would not work in most circumstances [GH-2286]
  • physical/s3: Page responses in client so list doesn't truncate [GH-2224]
  • secret/cassandra: Stop a connection leak that could occur on active node failover [GH-2313]
  • secret/pki: When using sign-verbatim, don't require a role and use the CSR's common name [GH-2243]

0.6.4 (December 16, 2016)

SECURITY:

Further details about these security issues can be found in the 0.6.4 upgrade guide.

  • default Policy Privilege Escalation: If a parent token did not have the default policy attached to its token, it could still create children with the default policy. This is no longer allowed (unless the parent has sudo capability for the creation path). In most cases this is low severity since the access grants in the default policy are meant to be access grants that are acceptable for all tokens to have.
  • Leases Not Expired When Limited Use Token Runs Out of Uses: When using limited-use tokens to create leased secrets, if the limited-use token was revoked due to running out of uses (rather than due to TTL expiration or explicit revocation) it would fail to revoke the leased secrets. These secrets would still be revoked when their TTL expired, limiting the severity of this issue. An endpoint has been added (auth/token/tidy) that can perform housekeeping tasks on the token store; one of its tasks can detect this situation and revoke the associated leases.

FEATURES:

  • Policy UI (Enterprise): Vault Enterprise UI now supports viewing, creating, and editing policies.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • http: Vault now sets a no-store cache control header to make it more secure in setups that are not end-to-end encrypted [GH-2183]

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/ldap: Don't panic if dialing returns an error and starttls is enabled; instead, return the error [GH-2188]
  • ui (Enterprise): Submitting an unseal key now properly resets the form so a browser refresh isn't required to continue.

0.6.3 (December 6, 2016)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • Request size limitation: A maximum request size of 32MB is imposed to prevent a denial of service attack with arbitrarily large requests [GH-2108]
  • LDAP denies passwordless binds by default: In new LDAP mounts, or when existing LDAP mounts are rewritten, passwordless binds will be denied by default. The new deny_null_bind parameter can be set to false to allow these. [GH-2103]
  • Any audit backend activated satisfies conditions: Previously, when a new Vault node was taking over service in an HA cluster, all audit backends were required to be loaded successfully to take over active duty. This behavior now matches the behavior of the audit logging system itself: at least one audit backend must successfully be loaded. The server log contains an error when this occurs. This helps keep a Vault HA cluster working when there is a misconfiguration on a standby node. [GH-2083]

FEATURES:

  • Web UI (Enterprise): Vault Enterprise now contains a built-in web UI that offers access to a number of features, including init/unsealing/sealing, authentication via userpass or LDAP, and K/V reading/writing. The capability set of the UI will be expanding rapidly in further releases. To enable it, set ui = true in the top level of Vault's configuration file and point a web browser at your Vault address.
  • Google Cloud Storage Physical Backend: You can now use GCS for storing Vault data [GH-2099]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth/github: Policies can now be assigned to users as well as to teams [GH-2079]
  • cli: Set the number of retries on 500 down to 0 by default (no retrying). It can be very confusing to users when there is a pause while the retries happen if they haven't explicitly set it. With request forwarding the need for this is lessened anyways. [GH-2093]
  • core: Response wrapping is now allowed to be specified by backend responses (requires backends gaining support) [GH-2088]
  • physical/consul: When announcing service, use the scheme of the Vault server rather than the Consul client [GH-2146]
  • secret/consul: Added listing functionality to roles [GH-2065]
  • secret/postgresql: Added revocation_sql parameter on the role endpoint to enable customization of user revocation SQL statements [GH-2033]
  • secret/transit: Add listing of keys [GH-1987]

BUG FIXES:

  • api/unwrap, command/unwrap: Increase compatibility of unwrap command with Vault 0.6.1 and older [GH-2014]
  • api/unwrap, command/unwrap: Fix error when no client token exists [GH-2077]
  • auth/approle: Creating the index for the role_id properly [GH-2004]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Handle the case of multiple upgrade attempts when setting the instance-profile ARN [GH-2035]
  • auth/ldap: Avoid leaking connections on login [GH-2130]
  • command/path-help: Use the actual error generated by Vault rather than always using 500 when there is a path help error [GH-2153]
  • command/ssh: Use temporary file for identity and ensure its deletion before the command returns [GH-2016]
  • cli: Fix error printing values with -field if the values contained formatting directives [GH-2109]
  • command/server: Don't say mlock is supported on OSX when it isn't. [GH-2120]
  • core: Fix bug where a failure to come up as active node (e.g. if an audit backend failed) could lead to deadlock [GH-2083]
  • physical/mysql: Fix potential crash during setup due to a query failure [GH-2105]
  • secret/consul: Fix panic on user error [GH-2145]

0.6.2 (October 5, 2016)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • Convergent Encryption v2: New keys in transit using convergent mode will use a new nonce derivation mechanism rather than require the user to supply a nonce. While not explicitly increasing security, it minimizes the likelihood that a user will use the mode improperly and impact the security of their keys. Keys in convergent mode that were created in v0.6.1 will continue to work with the same mechanism (user-supplied nonce).
  • etcd HA off by default: Following in the footsteps of dynamodb, the etcd storage backend now requires that ha_enabled be explicitly specified in the configuration file. The backend currently has known broken HA behavior, so this flag discourages use by default without explicitly enabling it. If you are using this functionality, when upgrading, you should set ha_enabled to "true" before starting the new versions of Vault.
  • Default/Max lease/token TTLs are now 32 days: In previous versions of Vault the default was 30 days, but moving it to 32 days allows some operations (e.g. reauthenticating, renewing, etc.) to be performed via a monthly cron job.
  • AppRole Secret ID endpoints changed: Secret ID and Secret ID accessors are no longer part of request URLs. The GET and DELETE operations are now moved to new endpoints (/lookup and /destroy) which consumes the input from the body and not the URL.
  • AppRole requires at least one constraint: previously it was sufficient to turn off all AppRole authentication constraints (secret ID, CIDR block) and use the role ID only. It is now required that at least one additional constraint is enabled. Existing roles are unaffected, but any new roles or updated roles will require this.
  • Reading wrapped responses from cubbyhole/response is deprecated. The sys/wrapping/unwrap endpoint should be used instead as it provides additional security, auditing, and other benefits. The ability to read directly will be removed in a future release.
  • Request Forwarding is now on by default: in 0.6.1 this required toggling on, but is now enabled by default. This can be disabled via the "disable_clustering" parameter in Vault's config, or per-request with the X-Vault-No-Request-Forwarding header.
  • In prior versions a bug caused the bound_iam_role_arn value in the aws-ec2 authentication backend to actually use the instance profile ARN. This has been corrected, but as a result there is a behavior change. To match using the instance profile ARN, a new parameter bound_iam_instance_profile_arn has been added. Existing roles will automatically transfer the value over to the correct parameter, but the next time the role is updated, the new meanings will take effect.

FEATURES:

  • Secret ID CIDR Restrictions in AppRole: Secret IDs generated under an approle can now specify a list of CIDR blocks from where the requests to generate secret IDs should originate from. If an approle already has CIDR restrictions specified, the CIDR restrictions on the secret ID should be a subset of those specified on the role [GH-1910]
  • Initial Root Token PGP Encryption: Similar to generate-root, the root token created at initialization time can now be PGP encrypted [GH-1883]
  • Support Chained Intermediate CAs in pki: The pki backend now allows, when a CA cert is being supplied as a signed root or intermediate, a trust chain of arbitrary length. The chain is returned as a parameter at certificate issue/sign time and is retrievable independently as well. [GH-1694]
  • Response Wrapping Enhancements: There are new endpoints to look up response wrapped token parameters; wrap arbitrary values; rotate wrapping tokens; and unwrap with enhanced validation. In addition, list operations can now be response-wrapped. [GH-1927]
  • Transit Features: The transit backend now supports generating random bytes and SHA sums; HMACs; and signing and verification functionality using EC keys (P-256 curve)

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • api: Return error when an invalid (as opposed to incorrect) unseal key is submitted, rather than ignoring it [GH-1782]
  • api: Add method to call auth/token/create-orphan endpoint [GH-1834]
  • api: Rekey operation now redirects from standbys to master [GH-1862]
  • audit/file: Sending a SIGHUP to Vault now causes Vault to close and re-open the log file, making it easier to rotate audit logs [GH-1953]
  • auth/aws-ec2: EC2 instances can get authenticated by presenting the identity document and its SHA256 RSA digest [GH-1961]
  • auth/aws-ec2: IAM bound parameters on the aws-ec2 backend will perform a prefix match instead of exact match [GH-1943]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Added a new constraint bound_iam_instance_profile_arn to refer to IAM instance profile ARN and fixed the earlier bound_iam_role_arn to refer to IAM role ARN instead of the instance profile ARN [GH-1913]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Backend generates the nonce by default and clients can explicitly disable reauthentication by setting empty nonce [GH-1889]
  • auth/token: Added warnings if tokens and accessors are used in URLs [GH-1806]
  • command/format: The format flag on select CLI commands takes yml as an alias for yaml [GH-1899]
  • core: Allow the size of the read cache to be set via the config file, and change the default value to 1MB (from 32KB) [GH-1784]
  • core: Allow single and two-character path parameters for most places [GH-1811]
  • core: Allow list operations to be response-wrapped [GH-1814]
  • core: Provide better protection against timing attacks in Shamir code [GH-1877]
  • core: Unmounting/disabling backends no longer returns an error if the mount didn't exist. This is line with elsewhere in Vault's API where DELETE is an idempotent operation. [GH-1903]
  • credential/approle: At least one constraint is required to be enabled while creating and updating a role [GH-1882]
  • secret/cassandra: Added consistency level for use with roles [GH-1931]
  • secret/mysql: SQL for revoking user can be configured on the role [GH-1914]
  • secret/transit: Use HKDF (RFC 5869) as the key derivation function for new keys [GH-1812]
  • secret/transit: Empty plaintext values are now allowed [GH-1874]

BUG FIXES:

  • audit: Fix panic being caused by some values logging as underlying Go types instead of formatted strings [GH-1912]
  • auth/approle: Fixed panic on deleting approle that doesn't exist [GH-1920]
  • auth/approle: Not letting secret IDs and secret ID accessors to get logged in plaintext in audit logs [GH-1947]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Allow authentication if the underlying host is in a bad state but the instance is running [GH-1884]
  • auth/token: Fixed metadata getting missed out from token lookup response by gracefully handling token entry upgrade [GH-1924]
  • cli: Don't error on newline in token file [GH-1774]
  • core: Pass back content-type header for forwarded requests [GH-1791]
  • core: Fix panic if the same key was given twice to generate-root [GH-1827]
  • core: Fix potential deadlock on unmount/remount [GH-1793]
  • physical/file: Remove empty directories from the file storage backend [GH-1821]
  • physical/zookeeper: Remove empty directories from the zookeeper storage backend and add a fix to the file storage backend's logic [GH-1964]
  • secret/aws: Added update operation to aws/sts path to consider ttl parameter [39b75c6]
  • secret/aws: Mark STS secrets as non-renewable [GH-1804]
  • secret/cassandra: Properly store session for re-use [GH-1802]
  • secret/ssh: Fix panic when revoking SSH dynamic keys [GH-1781]

0.6.1 (August 22, 2016)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • Once the active node is 0.6.1, standby nodes must also be 0.6.1 in order to connect to the HA cluster. We recommend following our general upgrade instructions in addition to 0.6.1-specific upgrade instructions to ensure that this is not an issue.
  • Status codes for sealed/uninitialized Vaults have changed to 503/501 respectively. See the version-specific upgrade guide for more details.
  • Root tokens (tokens with the root policy) can no longer be created except by another root token or the generate-root endpoint.
  • Issued certificates from the pki backend against new roles created or modified after upgrading will contain a set of default key usages.
  • The dynamodb physical data store no longer supports HA by default. It has some non-ideal behavior around failover that was causing confusion. See the documentation for information on enabling HA mode. It is very important that this configuration is added before upgrading.
  • The ldap backend no longer searches for memberOf groups as part of its normal flow. Instead, the desired group filter must be specified. This fixes some errors and increases speed for directories with different structures, but if this behavior has been relied upon, ensure that you see the upgrade notes before upgrading.
  • app-id is now deprecated with the addition of the new AppRole backend. There are no plans to remove it, but we encourage using AppRole whenever possible, as it offers enhanced functionality and can accommodate many more types of authentication paradigms.

FEATURES:

  • AppRole Authentication Backend: The approle backend is a machine-oriented authentication backend that provides a similar concept to App-ID while adding many missing features, including a pull model that allows for the backend to generate authentication credentials rather than requiring operators or other systems to push credentials in. It should be useful in many more situations than App-ID. The inclusion of this backend deprecates App-ID. [GH-1426]
  • Request Forwarding: Vault servers can now forward requests to each other rather than redirecting clients. This feature is off by default in 0.6.1 but will be on by default in the next release. See the HA concepts page for information on enabling and configuring it. [GH-443]
  • Convergent Encryption in Transit: The transit backend now supports a convergent encryption mode where the same plaintext will produce the same ciphertext. Although very useful in some situations, this has potential security implications, which are mostly mitigated by requiring the use of key derivation when convergent encryption is enabled. See the transit backend documentation for more details. [GH-1537]
  • Improved LDAP Group Filters: The ldap auth backend now uses templates to define group filters, providing the capability to support some directories that could not easily be supported before (especially specific Active Directory setups with nested groups). [GH-1388]
  • Key Usage Control in PKI: Issued certificates from roles created or modified after upgrading contain a set of default key usages for increased compatibility with OpenVPN and some other software. This set can be changed when writing a role definition. Existing roles are unaffected. [GH-1552]
  • Request Retrying in the CLI and Go API: Requests that fail with a 5xx error code will now retry after a backoff. The maximum total number of retries (including disabling this functionality) can be set with an environment variable. See the environment variable documentation for more details. [GH-1594]
  • Service Discovery in vault init: The new -auto option on vault init will perform service discovery using Consul. When only one node is discovered, it will be initialized and when more than one node is discovered, they will be output for easy selection. See vault init --help for more details. [GH-1642]
  • MongoDB Secret Backend: Generate dynamic unique MongoDB database credentials based on configured roles. Sponsored by CommerceHub. [GH-1414]
  • Circonus Metrics Integration: Vault can now send metrics to Circonus. See the configuration documentation for details. [GH-1646]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • audit: Added a unique identifier to each request which will also be found in the request portion of the response. [GH-1650]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Added a new constraint bound_account_id to the role [GH-1523]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Added a new constraint bound_iam_role_arn to the role [GH-1522]
  • auth/aws-ec2: Added ttl field for the role [GH-1703]
  • auth/ldap, secret/cassandra, physical/consul: Clients with tls.Config have the minimum TLS version set to 1.2 by default. This is configurable.
  • auth/token: Added endpoint to list accessors [GH-1676]
  • auth/token: Added disallowed_policies option to token store roles [GH-1681]
  • auth/token: root or sudo tokens can now create periodic tokens via auth/token/create; additionally, the same token can now be periodic and have an explicit max TTL [GH-1725]
  • build: Add support for building on Solaris/Illumos [GH-1726]
  • cli: Output formatting in the presence of warnings in the response object [GH-1533]
  • cli: vault auth command supports a -path option to take in the path at which the auth backend is enabled, thereby allowing authenticating against different paths using the command options [GH-1532]
  • cli: vault auth -methods will now display the config settings of the mount [GH-1531]
  • cli: vault read/write/unwrap -field now allows selecting token response fields [GH-1567]
  • cli: vault write -field now allows selecting wrapped response fields [GH-1567]
  • command/status: Version information and cluster details added to the output of vault status command [GH-1671]
  • core: Response wrapping is now enabled for login endpoints [GH-1588]
  • core: The duration of leadership is now exported via events through telemetry [GH-1625]
  • core: sys/capabilities-self is now accessible as part of the default policy [GH-1695]
  • core: sys/renew is now accessible as part of the default policy [GH-1701]
  • core: Unseal keys will now be returned in both hex and base64 forms, and either can be used [GH-1734]
  • core: Responses from most /sys endpoints now return normal api.Secret structs in addition to the values they carried before. This means that response wrapping can now be used with most authenticated /sys operations [GH-1699]
  • physical/etcd: Support ETCD_ADDR env var for specifying addresses [GH-1576]
  • physical/consul: Allowing additional tags to be added to Consul service registration via service_tags option [GH-1643]
  • secret/aws: Listing of roles is supported now [GH-1546]
  • secret/cassandra: Add connect_timeout value for Cassandra connection configuration [GH-1581]
  • secret/mssql,mysql,postgresql: Reading of connection settings is supported in all the sql backends [GH-1515]
  • secret/mysql: Added optional maximum idle connections value to MySQL connection configuration [GH-1635]
  • secret/mysql: Use a combination of the role name and token display name in generated user names and allow the length to be controlled [GH-1604]
  • secret/{cassandra,mssql,mysql,postgresql}: SQL statements can now be passed in via one of four ways: a semicolon-delimited string, a base64-delimited string, a serialized JSON string array, or a base64-encoded serialized JSON string array [GH-1686]
  • secret/ssh: Added allowed_roles to vault-ssh-helper's config and returning role name as part of response of verify API
  • secret/ssh: Added passthrough of command line arguments to ssh [GH-1680]
  • sys/health: Added version information to the response of health status endpoint [GH-1647]
  • sys/health: Cluster information isbe returned as part of health status when Vault is unsealed [GH-1671]
  • sys/mounts: MountTable data is compressed before serializing to accommodate thousands of mounts [GH-1693]
  • website: The token concepts page has been completely rewritten [GH-1725]

BUG FIXES:

  • auth/aws-ec2: Added a nil check for stored whitelist identity object during renewal [GH-1542]
  • auth/cert: Fix panic if no client certificate is supplied [GH-1637]
  • auth/token: Don't report that a non-expiring root token is renewable, as attempting to renew it results in an error [GH-1692]
  • cli: Don't retry a command when a redirection is received [GH-1724]
  • core: Fix regression causing status codes to be 400 in most non-5xx error cases [GH-1553]
  • core: Fix panic that could occur during a leadership transition [GH-1627]
  • physical/postgres: Remove use of prepared statements as this causes connection multiplexing software to break [GH-1548]
  • physical/consul: Multiple Vault nodes on the same machine leading to check ID collisions were resulting in incorrect health check responses [GH-1628]
  • physical/consul: Fix deregistration of health checks on exit [GH-1678]
  • secret/postgresql: Check for existence of role before attempting deletion [GH-1575]
  • secret/postgresql: Handle revoking roles that have privileges on sequences [GH-1573]
  • secret/postgresql(,mysql,mssql): Fix incorrect use of database over transaction object which could lead to connection exhaustion [GH-1572]
  • secret/pki: Fix parsing CA bundle containing trailing whitespace [GH-1634]
  • secret/pki: Fix adding email addresses as SANs [GH-1688]
  • secret/pki: Ensure that CRL values are always UTC, per RFC [GH-1727]
  • sys/seal-status: Fixed nil Cluster object while checking seal status [GH-1715]

0.6.0 (June 14th, 2016)

SECURITY:

  • Although sys/revoke-prefix was intended to revoke prefixes of secrets (via lease IDs, which incorporate path information) and auth/token/revoke-prefix was intended to revoke prefixes of tokens (using the tokens' paths and, since 0.5.2, role information), in implementation they both behaved exactly the same way since a single component in Vault is responsible for managing lifetimes of both, and the type of the tracked lifetime was not being checked. The end result was that either endpoint could revoke both secret leases and tokens. We consider this a very minor security issue as there are a number of mitigating factors: both endpoints require sudo capability in addition to write capability, preventing blanket ACL path globs from providing access; both work by using the prefix to revoke as a part of the endpoint path, allowing them to be properly ACL'd; and both are intended for emergency scenarios and users should already not generally have access to either one. In order to prevent confusion, we have simply removed auth/token/revoke-prefix in 0.6, and sys/revoke-prefix will be meant for both leases and tokens instead.

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • auth/token/revoke-prefix has been removed. See the security notice for details. [GH-1280]
  • Vault will now automatically register itself as the vault service when using the consul backend and will perform its own health checks. See the Consul backend documentation for information on how to disable auto-registration and service checks.
  • List operations that do not find any keys now return a 404 status code rather than an empty response object [GH-1365]
  • CA certificates issued from the pki backend no longer have associated leases, and any CA certs already issued will ignore revocation requests from the lease manager. This is to prevent CA certificates from being revoked when the token used to issue the certificate expires; it was not be obvious to users that they need to ensure that the token lifetime needed to be at least as long as a potentially very long-lived CA cert.

FEATURES:

  • AWS EC2 Auth Backend: Provides a secure introduction mechanism for AWS EC2 instances allowing automated retrieval of Vault tokens. Unlike most Vault authentication backends, this backend does not require first deploying or provisioning security-sensitive credentials (tokens, username/password, client certificates, etc). Instead, it treats AWS as a Trusted Third Party and uses the cryptographically signed dynamic metadata information that uniquely represents each EC2 instance. Vault Enterprise customers have access to a turnkey client that speaks the backend API and makes access to a Vault token easy.
  • Response Wrapping: Nearly any response within Vault can now be wrapped inside a single-use, time-limited token's cubbyhole, taking the Cubbyhole Authentication Principles mechanism to its logical conclusion. Retrieving the original response is as simple as a single API command or the new vault unwrap command. This makes secret distribution easier and more secure, including secure introduction.
  • Azure Physical Backend: You can now use Azure blob object storage as your Vault physical data store [GH-1266]
  • Swift Physical Backend: You can now use Swift blob object storage as your Vault physical data store [GH-1425]
  • Consul Backend Health Checks: The Consul backend will automatically register a vault service and perform its own health checking. By default the active node can be found at active.vault.service.consul and all with standby nodes are standby.vault.service.consul. Sealed vaults are marked critical and are not listed by default in Consul's service discovery. See the documentation for details. [GH-1349]
  • Explicit Maximum Token TTLs: You can now set explicit maximum TTLs on tokens that do not honor changes in the system- or mount-set values. This is useful, for instance, when the max TTL of the system or the auth/token mount must be set high to accommodate certain needs but you want more granular restrictions on tokens being issued directly from the Token authentication backend at auth/token. [GH-1399]
  • Non-Renewable Tokens: When creating tokens directly through the token authentication backend, you can now specify in both token store roles and the API whether or not a token should be renewable, defaulting to true.
  • RabbitMQ Secret Backend: Vault can now generate credentials for RabbitMQ. Vhosts and tags can be defined within roles. [GH-788]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • audit: Add the DisplayName value to the copy of the Request object embedded in the associated Response, to match the original Request object [GH-1387]
  • audit: Enable auditing of the seal and step-down commands [GH-1435]
  • backends: Remove most root/sudo paths in favor of normal ACL mechanisms. A particular exception are any current MFA paths. A few paths in token and sys also require root or sudo. [GH-1478]
  • command/auth: Restore the previous authenticated token if the auth command fails to authenticate the provided token [GH-1233]
  • command/write: -format and -field can now be used with the write command [GH-1228]
  • core: Add mlock support for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Darwin [GH-1297]
  • core: Don't keep lease timers around when tokens are revoked [GH-1277]
  • core: If using the disable_cache option, caches for the policy store and the transit backend are now disabled as well [GH-1346]
  • credential/cert: Renewal requests are rejected if the set of policies has changed since the token was issued [GH-477]
  • credential/cert: Check CRLs for specific non-CA certs configured in the backend [GH-1404]
  • credential/ldap: If groupdn is not configured, skip searching LDAP and only return policies for local groups, plus a warning [GH-1283]
  • credential/ldap: vault list support for users and groups [GH-1270]
  • credential/ldap: Support for the memberOf attribute for group membership searching [GH-1245]
  • credential/userpass: Add list support for users [GH-911]
  • credential/userpass: Remove user configuration paths from requiring sudo, in favor of normal ACL mechanisms [GH-1312]
  • credential/token: Sanitize policies and add default policies in appropriate places [GH-1235]
  • credential/token: Setting the renewable status of a token is now possible via vault token-create and the API. The default is true, but tokens can be specified as non-renewable. [GH-1499]
  • secret/aws: Use chain credentials to allow environment/EC2 instance/shared providers [GH-307]
  • secret/aws: Support for STS AssumeRole functionality [GH-1318]
  • secret/consul: Reading consul access configuration supported. The response will contain non-sensitive information only [GH-1445]
  • secret/pki: Added exclude_cn_from_sans field to prevent adding the CN to DNS or Email Subject Alternate Names [GH-1220]
  • secret/pki: Added list support for certificates [GH-1466]
  • sys/capabilities: Enforce ACL checks for requests that query the capabilities of a token on a given path [GH-1221]
  • sys/health: Status information can now be retrieved with HEAD [GH-1509]

BUG FIXES:

  • command/read: Fix panic when using -field with a non-string value [GH-1308]
  • command/token-lookup: Fix TTL showing as 0 depending on how a token was created. This only affected the value shown at lookup, not the token behavior itself. [GH-1306]
  • command/various: Tell the JSON decoder to not convert all numbers to floats; fixes some various places where numbers were showing up in scientific notation
  • command/server: Prioritized devRootTokenID and devListenAddress flags over their respective env vars [GH-1480]
  • command/ssh: Provided option to disable host key checking. The automated variant of vault ssh command uses sshpass which was failing to handle host key checking presented by the ssh binary. [GH-1473]
  • core: Properly persist mount-tuned TTLs for auth backends [GH-1371]
  • core: Don't accidentally crosswire SIGINT to the reload handler [GH-1372]
  • credential/github: Make organization comparison case-insensitive during login [GH-1359]
  • credential/github: Fix panic when renewing a token created with some earlier versions of Vault [GH-1510]
  • credential/github: The token used to log in via vault auth can now be specified in the VAULT_AUTH_GITHUB_TOKEN environment variable [GH-1511]
  • credential/ldap: Fix problem where certain error conditions when configuring or opening LDAP connections would cause a panic instead of return a useful error message [GH-1262]
  • credential/token: Fall back to normal parent-token semantics if allowed_policies is empty for a role. Using allowed_policies of default resulted in the same behavior anyways. [GH-1276]
  • credential/token: Fix issues renewing tokens when using the "suffix" capability of token roles [GH-1331]
  • credential/token: Fix lookup via POST showing the request token instead of the desired token [GH-1354]
  • credential/various: Fix renewal conditions when default policy is not contained in the backend config [GH-1256]
  • physical/s3: Don't panic in certain error cases from bad S3 responses [GH-1353]
  • secret/consul: Use non-pooled Consul API client to avoid leaving files open [GH-1428]
  • secret/pki: Don't check whether a certificate is destined to be a CA certificate if sign-verbatim endpoint is used [GH-1250]

0.5.3 (May 27th, 2016)

SECURITY:

  • Consul ACL Token Revocation: An issue was reported to us indicating that generated Consul ACL tokens were not being properly revoked. Upon investigation, we found that this behavior was reproducible in a specific scenario: when a generated lease for a Consul ACL token had been renewed prior to revocation. In this case, the generated token was not being properly persisted internally through the renewal function, leading to an error during revocation due to the missing token. Unfortunately, this was coded as a user error rather than an internal error, and the revocation logic was expecting internal errors if revocation failed. As a result, the revocation logic believed the revocation to have succeeded when it in fact failed, causing the lease to be dropped while the token was still valid within Consul. In this release, the Consul backend properly persists the token through renewals, and the revocation logic has been changed to consider any error type to have been a failure to revoke, causing the lease to persist and attempt to be revoked later.

We have written an example shell script that searches through Consul's ACL tokens and looks for those generated by Vault, which can be used as a template for a revocation script as deemed necessary for any particular security response. The script is available at https://gist.github.com/jefferai/6233c2963f9407a858d84f9c27d725c0

Please note that any outstanding leases for Consul tokens produced prior to 0.5.3 that have been renewed will continue to exhibit this behavior. As a result, we recommend either revoking all tokens produced by the backend and issuing new ones, or if needed, a more advanced variant of the provided example could use the timestamp embedded in each generated token's name to decide which tokens are too old and should be deleted. This could then be run periodically up until the maximum lease time for any outstanding pre-0.5.3 tokens has expired.

This is a security-only release. There are no other code changes since 0.5.2. The binaries have one additional change: they are built against Go 1.6.1 rather than Go 1.6, as Go 1.6.1 contains two security fixes to the Go programming language itself.

0.5.2 (March 16th, 2016)

FEATURES:

  • MSSQL Backend: Generate dynamic unique MSSQL database credentials based on configured roles [GH-998]
  • Token Accessors: Vault now provides an accessor with each issued token. This accessor is an identifier that can be used for a limited set of actions, notably for token revocation. This value can be logged in plaintext to audit logs, and in combination with the plaintext metadata logged to audit logs, provides a searchable and straightforward way to revoke particular users' or services' tokens in many cases. To enable plaintext audit logging of these accessors, set hmac_accessor=false when enabling an audit backend.
  • Token Credential Backend Roles: Roles can now be created in the token credential backend that allow modifying token behavior in ways that are not otherwise exposed or easily delegated. This allows creating tokens with a fixed set (or subset) of policies (rather than a subset of the calling token's), periodic tokens with a fixed TTL but no expiration, specified prefixes, and orphans.
  • Listener Certificate Reloading: Vault's configured listeners now reload their TLS certificate and private key when the Vault process receives a SIGHUP.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • auth/token: Endpoints optionally accept tokens from the HTTP body rather than just from the URLs [GH-1211]
  • auth/token,sys/capabilities: Added new endpoints auth/token/lookup-accessor, auth/token/revoke-accessor and sys/capabilities-accessor, which enables performing the respective actions with just the accessor of the tokens, without having access to the actual token [GH-1188]
  • core: Ignore leading / in policy paths [GH-1170]
  • core: Ignore leading / in mount paths [GH-1172]
  • command/policy-write: Provided HCL is now validated for format violations and provides helpful information around where the violation occurred [GH-1200]
  • command/server: The initial root token ID when running in -dev mode can now be specified via -dev-root-token-id or the environment variable VAULT_DEV_ROOT_TOKEN_ID [GH-1162]
  • command/server: The listen address when running in -dev mode can now be specified via -dev-listen-address or the environment variable VAULT_DEV_LISTEN_ADDRESS [GH-1169]
  • command/server: The configured listeners now reload their TLS certificates/keys when Vault is SIGHUP'd [GH-1196]
  • command/step-down: New vault step-down command and API endpoint to force the targeted node to give up active status, but without sealing. The node will wait ten seconds before attempting to grab the lock again. [GH-1146]
  • command/token-renew: Allow no token to be passed in; use renew-self in this case. Change the behavior for any token being passed in to use renew. [GH-1150]
  • credential/app-id: Allow app-id parameter to be given in the login path; this causes the app-id to be part of the token path, making it easier to use with revoke-prefix [GH-424]
  • credential/cert: Non-CA certificates can be used for authentication. They must be matched exactly (issuer and serial number) for authentication, and the certificate must carry the client authentication or 'any' extended usage attributes. [GH-1153]
  • credential/cert: Subject and Authority key IDs are output in metadata; this allows more flexible searching/revocation in the audit logs [GH-1183]
  • credential/cert: Support listing configured certs [GH-1212]
  • credential/userpass: Add support for create/update capability distinction in user path, and add user-specific endpoints to allow changing the password and policies [GH-1216]
  • credential/token: Add roles [GH-1155]
  • secret/mssql: Add MSSQL backend [GH-998]
  • secret/pki: Add revocation time (zero or Unix epoch) to pki/cert/SERIAL endpoint [GH-1180]
  • secret/pki: Sanitize serial number in pki/revoke endpoint to allow some other formats [GH-1187]
  • secret/ssh: Added documentation for ssh/config/zeroaddress endpoint. [GH-1154]
  • sys: Added new endpoints sys/capabilities and sys/capabilities-self to fetch the capabilities of a token on a given path [GH-1171]
  • sys: Added sys/revoke-force, which enables a user to ignore backend errors when revoking a lease, necessary in some emergency/failure scenarios [GH-1168]
  • sys: The return codes from sys/health can now be user-specified via query parameters [GH-1199]

BUG FIXES:

  • logical/cassandra: Apply hyphen/underscore replacement to the entire generated username, not just the UUID, in order to handle token display name hyphens [GH-1140]
  • physical/etcd: Output actual error when cluster sync fails [GH-1141]
  • vault/expiration: Not letting the error responses from the backends to skip during renewals [GH-1176]

0.5.1 (February 25th, 2016)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • RSA keys less than 2048 bits are no longer supported in the PKI backend. 1024-bit keys are considered unsafe and are disallowed in the Internet PKI. The pki backend has enforced SHA256 hashes in signatures from the beginning, and software that can handle these hashes should be able to handle larger key sizes. [GH-1095]
  • The PKI backend now does not automatically delete expired certificates, including from the CRL. Doing so could lead to a situation where a time mismatch between the Vault server and clients could result in a certificate that would not be considered expired by a client being removed from the CRL. The new pki/tidy endpoint can be used to trigger expirations. [GH-1129]
  • The cert backend now performs a variant of channel binding at renewal time for increased security. In order to not overly burden clients, a notion of identity is used. This functionality can be disabled. See the 0.5.1 upgrade guide for more specific information [GH-1127]

FEATURES:

  • Codebase Audit: Vault's 0.5 codebase was audited by iSEC. (The terms of the audit contract do not allow us to make the results public.) [GH-220]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • api: The VAULT_TLS_SERVER_NAME environment variable can be used to control the SNI header during TLS connections [GH-1131]
  • api/health: Add the server's time in UTC to health responses [GH-1117]
  • command/rekey and command/generate-root: These now return the status at attempt initialization time, rather than requiring a separate fetch for the nonce [GH-1054]
  • credential/cert: Don't require root/sudo tokens for the certs/ and crls/ paths; use normal ACL behavior instead [GH-468]
  • credential/github: The validity of the token used for login will be checked at renewal time [GH-1047]
  • credential/github: The config endpoint no longer requires a root token; normal ACL path matching applies
  • deps: Use the standardized Go 1.6 vendoring system
  • secret/aws: Inform users of AWS-imposed policy restrictions around STS tokens if they attempt to use an invalid policy [GH-1113]
  • secret/mysql: The MySQL backend now allows disabling verification of the connection_url [GH-1096]
  • secret/pki: Submitted CSRs are now verified to have the correct key type and minimum number of bits according to the role. The exception is intermediate CA signing and the sign-verbatim path [GH-1104]
  • secret/pki: New tidy endpoint to allow expunging expired certificates. [GH-1129]
  • secret/postgresql: The PostgreSQL backend now allows disabling verification of the connection_url [GH-1096]
  • secret/ssh: When verifying an OTP, return 400 if it is not valid instead of 204 [GH-1086]
  • credential/app-id: App ID backend will check the validity of app-id and user-id during renewal time [GH-1039]
  • credential/cert: TLS Certificates backend, during renewal, will now match the client identity with the client identity used during login [GH-1127]

BUG FIXES:

  • credential/ldap: Properly escape values being provided to search filters [GH-1100]
  • secret/aws: Capping on length of usernames for both IAM and STS types [GH-1102]
  • secret/pki: If a cert is not found during lookup of a serial number, respond with a 400 rather than a 500 [GH-1085]
  • secret/postgresql: Add extra revocation statements to better handle more permission scenarios [GH-1053]
  • secret/postgresql: Make connection_url work properly [GH-1112]

0.5.0 (February 10, 2016)

SECURITY:

  • Previous versions of Vault could allow a malicious user to hijack the rekey operation by canceling an operation in progress and starting a new one. The practical application of this is very small. If the user was an unseal key owner, they could attempt to do this in order to either receive unencrypted reseal keys or to replace the PGP keys used for encryption with ones under their control. However, since this would invalidate any rekey progress, they would need other unseal key holders to resubmit, which would be rather suspicious during this manual operation if they were not also the original initiator of the rekey attempt. If the user was not an unseal key holder, there is no benefit to be gained; the only outcome that could be attempted would be a denial of service against a legitimate rekey operation by sending cancel requests over and over. Thanks to Josh Snyder for the report!

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • s3 physical backend: Environment variables are now preferred over configuration values. This makes it behave similar to the rest of Vault, which, in increasing order of preference, uses values from the configuration file, environment variables, and CLI flags. [GH-871]
  • etcd physical backend: sync functionality is now supported and turned on by default. This can be disabled. [GH-921]
  • transit: If a client attempts to encrypt a value with a key that does not yet exist, what happens now depends on the capabilities set in the client's ACL policies. If the client has create (or create and update) capability, the key will upsert as in the past. If the client has update capability, they will receive an error. [GH-1012]
  • token-renew CLI command: If the token given for renewal is the same as the client token, the renew-self endpoint will be used in the API. Given that the default policy (by default) allows all clients access to the renew-self endpoint, this makes it much more likely that the intended operation will be successful. [GH-894]
  • Token lookup: the ttl value in the response now reflects the actual remaining TTL rather than the original TTL specified when the token was created; this value is now located in creation_ttl [GH-986]
  • Vault no longer uses grace periods on leases or token TTLs. Uncertainty about the length grace period for any given backend could cause confusion and uncertainty. [GH-1002]
  • rekey: Rekey now requires a nonce to be supplied with key shares. This nonce is generated at the start of a rekey attempt and is unique for that attempt.
  • status: The exit code for the status CLI command is now 2 for an uninitialized Vault instead of 1. 1 is returned for errors. This better matches the rest of the CLI.

FEATURES:

  • Split Data/High Availability Physical Backends: You can now configure two separate physical backends: one to be used for High Availability coordination and another to be used for encrypted data storage. See the configuration documentation for details. [GH-395]
  • Fine-Grained Access Control: Policies can now use the capabilities set to specify fine-grained control over operations allowed on a path, including separation of sudo privileges from other privileges. These can be mixed and matched in any way desired. The policy value is kept for backwards compatibility. See the updated policy documentation for details. [GH-914]
  • List Support: Listing is now supported via the API and the new vault list command. This currently supports listing keys in the generic and cubbyhole backends and a few other places (noted in the IMPROVEMENTS section below). Different parts of the API and backends will need to implement list capabilities in ways that make sense to particular endpoints, so further support will appear over time. [GH-617]
  • Root Token Generation via Unseal Keys: You can now use the generate-root CLI command to generate new orphaned, non-expiring root tokens in case the original is lost or revoked (accidentally or purposefully). This requires a quorum of unseal key holders. The output value is protected via any PGP key of the initiator's choosing or a one-time pad known only to the initiator (a suitable pad can be generated via the -genotp flag to the command. [GH-915]
  • Unseal Key Archiving: You can now optionally have Vault store your unseal keys in your chosen physical store for disaster recovery purposes. This option is only available when the keys are encrypted with PGP. [GH-907]
  • Keybase Support for PGP Encryption Keys: You can now specify Keybase users when passing in PGP keys to the init, rekey, and generate-root CLI commands. Public keys for these users will be fetched automatically. [GH-901]
  • DynamoDB HA Physical Backend: There is now a new, community-supported HA-enabled physical backend using Amazon DynamoDB. See the configuration documentation for details. [GH-878]
  • PostgreSQL Physical Backend: There is now a new, community-supported physical backend using PostgreSQL. See the configuration documentation for details. [GH-945]
  • STS Support in AWS Secret Backend: You can now use the AWS secret backend to fetch STS tokens rather than IAM users. [GH-927]
  • Speedups in the transit backend: The transit backend has gained a cache, and now loads only the working set of keys (e.g. from the min_decryption_version to the current key version) into its working set. This provides large speedups and potential memory savings when the rotate feature of the backend is used heavily.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • cli: Output secrets sorted by key name [GH-830]
  • cli: Support YAML as an output format [GH-832]
  • cli: Show an error if the output format is incorrect, rather than falling back to an empty table [GH-849]
  • cli: Allow setting the advertise_addr for HA via the VAULT_ADVERTISE_ADDR environment variable [GH-581]
  • cli/generate-root: Add generate-root and associated functionality [GH-915]
  • cli/init: Add -check flag that returns whether Vault is initialized [GH-949]
  • cli/server: Use internal functions for the token-helper rather than shelling out, which fixes some problems with using a static binary in Docker or paths with multiple spaces when launching in -dev mode [GH-850]
  • cli/token-lookup: Add token-lookup command [GH-892]
  • command/{init,rekey}: Allow ASCII-armored keychain files to be arguments for -pgp-keys [GH-940]
  • conf: Use normal bool values rather than empty/non-empty for the tls_disable option [GH-802]
  • credential/ldap: Add support for binding, both anonymously (to discover a user DN) and via a username and password [GH-975]
  • credential/token: Add last_renewal_time to token lookup calls [GH-896]
  • credential/token: Change ttl to reflect the current remaining TTL; the original value is in creation_ttl [GH-1007]
  • helper/certutil: Add ability to parse PKCS#8 bundles [GH-829]
  • logical/aws: You can now get STS tokens instead of IAM users [GH-927]
  • logical/cassandra: Add protocol_version parameter to set the CQL proto version [GH-1005]
  • logical/cubbyhole: Add cubbyhole access to default policy [GH-936]
  • logical/mysql: Add list support for roles path [GH-984]
  • logical/pki: Fix up key usages being specified for CAs [GH-989]
  • logical/pki: Add list support for roles path [GH-985]
  • logical/pki: Allow pem_bundle to be specified as the format, which provides a concatenated PEM bundle of returned values [GH-1008]
  • logical/pki: Add 30 seconds of slack to the validity start period to accommodate some clock skew in machines [GH-1036]
  • logical/postgres: Add max_idle_connections parameter [GH-950]
  • logical/postgres: Add list support for roles path
  • logical/ssh: Add list support for roles path [GH-983]
  • logical/transit: Keys are archived and only keys between the latest version and min_decryption_version are loaded into the working set. This can provide a very large speed increase when rotating keys very often. [GH-977]
  • logical/transit: Keys are now cached, which should provide a large speedup in most cases [GH-979]
  • physical/cache: Use 2Q cache instead of straight LRU [GH-908]
  • physical/etcd: Support basic auth [GH-859]
  • physical/etcd: Support sync functionality and enable by default [GH-921]

BUG FIXES:

  • api: Correct the HTTP verb used in the LookupSelf method [GH-887]
  • api: Fix the output of Sys().MountConfig(...) to return proper values [GH-1017]
  • command/read: Fix panic when an empty argument was given [GH-923]
  • command/ssh: Fix panic when username lookup fails [GH-886]
  • core: When running in standalone mode, don't advertise that we are active until post-unseal setup completes [GH-872]
  • core: Update go-cleanhttp dependency to ensure idle connections aren't leaked [GH-867]
  • core: Don't allow tokens to have duplicate policies [GH-897]
  • core: Fix regression in sys/renew that caused information stored in the Secret part of the response to be lost [GH-912]
  • physical: Use square brackets when setting an IPv6-based advertise address as the auto-detected advertise address [GH-883]
  • physical/s3: Use an initialized client when using IAM roles to fix a regression introduced against newer versions of the AWS Go SDK [GH-836]
  • secret/pki: Fix a condition where unmounting could fail if the CA certificate was not properly loaded [GH-946]
  • secret/ssh: Fix a problem where SSH connections were not always closed properly [GH-942]

MISC:

  • Clarified our stance on support for community-derived physical backends. See the configuration documentation for details.
  • Add vault-java to libraries [GH-851]
  • Various minor documentation fixes and improvements [GH-839] [GH-854] [GH-861] [GH-876] [GH-899] [GH-900] [GH-904] [GH-923] [GH-924] [GH-958] [GH-959] [GH-981] [GH-990] [GH-1024] [GH-1025]

BUILD NOTE:

  • The HashiCorp-provided binary release of Vault 0.5.0 is built against a patched version of Go 1.5.3 containing two specific bug fixes affecting TLS certificate handling. These fixes are in the Go 1.6 tree and were cherry-picked on top of stock Go 1.5.3. If you want to examine the way in which the releases were built, please look at our cross-compilation Dockerfile.

0.4.1 (January 13, 2016)

SECURITY:

This is a security-only release; other than the version number and building against Go 1.5.3, there are no changes from 0.4.0.

0.4.0 (December 10, 2015)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

  • Policy Name Casing: Policy names are now normalized to lower-case on write, helping prevent accidental case mismatches. For backwards compatibility, policy names are not currently normalized when reading or deleting. [GH-676]
  • Default etcd port number: the default connection string for the etcd physical store uses port 2379 instead of port 4001, which is the port used by the supported version 2.x of etcd. [GH-753]
  • As noted below in the FEATURES section, if your Vault installation contains a policy called default, new tokens created will inherit this policy automatically.
  • In the PKI backend there have been a few minor breaking changes:
    • The token display name is no longer a valid option for providing a base domain for issuance. Since this name is prepended with the name of the authentication backend that issued it, it provided a faulty use-case at best and a confusing experience at worst. We hope to figure out a better per-token value in a future release.
    • The allowed_base_domain parameter has been changed to allowed_domains, which accepts a comma-separated list of domains. This allows issuing certificates with DNS subjects across multiple domains. If you had a configured allowed_base_domain parameter, it will be migrated automatically when the role is read (either via a normal read, or via issuing a certificate).

FEATURES:

  • Significantly Enhanced PKI Backend: The pki backend can now generate and sign root CA certificates and intermediate CA CSRs. It can also now sign submitted client CSRs, as well as a significant number of other enhancements. See the updated documentation for the full API. [GH-666]
  • CRL Checking for Certificate Authentication: The cert backend now supports pushing CRLs into the mount and using the contained serial numbers for revocation checking. See the documentation for the cert backend for more info. [GH-330]
  • Default Policy: Vault now ensures that a policy named default is added to every token. This policy cannot be deleted, but it can be modified (including to an empty policy). There are three endpoints allowed in the default default policy, related to token self-management: lookup-self, which allows a token to retrieve its own information, and revoke-self and renew-self, which are self-explanatory. If your existing Vault installation contains a policy called default, it will not be overridden, but it will be added to each new token created. You can override this behavior when using manual token creation (i.e. not via an authentication backend) by setting the "no_default_policy" flag to true. [GH-732]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • api: API client now uses a 60 second timeout instead of indefinite [GH-681]
  • api: Implement LookupSelf, RenewSelf, and RevokeSelf functions for auth tokens [GH-739]
  • api: Standardize environment variable reading logic inside the API; the CLI now uses this but can still override via command-line parameters [GH-618]
  • audit: HMAC-SHA256'd client tokens are now stored with each request entry. Previously they were only displayed at creation time; this allows much better traceability of client actions. [GH-713]
  • audit: There is now a sys/audit-hash endpoint that can be used to generate an HMAC-SHA256'd value from provided data using the given audit backend's salt [GH-784]
  • core: The physical storage read cache can now be disabled via "disable_cache" [GH-674]
  • core: The unsealing process can now be reset midway through (this feature was documented before, but not enabled) [GH-695]
  • core: Tokens can now renew themselves [GH-455]
  • core: Base64-encoded PGP keys can be used with the CLI for init and rekey operations [GH-653]
  • core: Print version on startup [GH-765]
  • core: Access to sys/policy and sys/mounts now uses the normal ACL system instead of requiring a root token [GH-769]
  • credential/token: Display whether or not a token is an orphan in the output of a lookup call [GH-766]
  • logical: Allow . in path-based variables in many more locations [GH-244]
  • logical: Responses now contain a "warnings" key containing a list of warnings returned from the server. These are conditions that did not require failing an operation, but of which the client should be aware. [GH-676]
  • physical/(consul,etcd): Consul and etcd now use a connection pool to limit the number of outstanding operations, improving behavior when a lot of operations must happen at once [GH-677] [GH-780]
  • physical/consul: The datacenter parameter was removed; It could not be effective unless the Vault node (or the Consul node it was connecting to) was in the datacenter specified, in which case it wasn't needed [GH-816]
  • physical/etcd: Support TLS-encrypted connections and use a connection pool to limit the number of outstanding operations [GH-780]
  • physical/s3: The S3 endpoint can now be configured, allowing using S3-API-compatible storage solutions [GH-750]
  • physical/s3: The S3 bucket can now be configured with the AWS_S3_BUCKET environment variable [GH-758]
  • secret/consul: Management tokens can now be created [GH-714]

BUG FIXES:

  • api: API client now checks for a 301 response for redirects. Vault doesn't generate these, but in certain conditions Go's internal HTTP handler can generate them, leading to client errors.
  • cli: token-create now supports the ttl parameter in addition to the deprecated lease parameter. [GH-688]
  • core: Return data from generic backends on the last use of a limited-use token [GH-615]
  • core: Fix upgrade path for leases created in generic prior to 0.3 [GH-673]
  • core: Stale leader entries will now be reaped [GH-679]
  • core: Using mount-tune on the auth/token path did not take effect. [GH-688]
  • core: Fix a potential race condition when (un)sealing the vault with metrics enabled [GH-694]
  • core: Fix an error that could happen in some failure scenarios where Vault could fail to revert to a clean state [GH-733]
  • core: Ensure secondary indexes are removed when a lease is expired [GH-749]
  • core: Ensure rollback manager uses an up-to-date mounts table [GH-771]
  • everywhere: Don't use http.DefaultClient, as it shares state implicitly and is a source of hard-to-track-down bugs [GH-700]
  • credential/token: Allow creating orphan tokens via an API path [GH-748]
  • secret/generic: Validate given duration at write time, not just read time; if stored durations are not parseable, return a warning and the default duration rather than an error [GH-718]
  • secret/generic: Return 400 instead of 500 when generic backend is written to with no data fields [GH-825]
  • secret/postgresql: Revoke permissions before dropping a user or revocation may fail [GH-699]

MISC:

  • Various documentation fixes and improvements [GH-685] [GH-688] [GH-697] [GH-710] [GH-715] [GH-831]

0.3.1 (October 6, 2015)

SECURITY:

  • core: In certain failure scenarios, the full values of requests and responses would be logged [GH-665]

FEATURES:

  • Settable Maximum Open Connections: The mysql and postgresql backends now allow setting the number of maximum open connections to the database, which was previously capped to 2. [GH-661]
  • Renewable Tokens for GitHub: The github backend now supports specifying a TTL, enabling renewable tokens. [GH-664]

BUG FIXES:

  • dist: linux-amd64 distribution was dynamically linked [GH-656]
  • credential/github: Fix acceptance tests [GH-651]

MISC:

  • Various minor documentation fixes and improvements [GH-649] [GH-650] [GH-654] [GH-663]

0.3.0 (September 28, 2015)

DEPRECATIONS/CHANGES:

Note: deprecations and breaking changes in upcoming releases are announced ahead of time on the "vault-tool" mailing list.

  • Cookie Authentication Removed: As of 0.3 the only way to authenticate is via the X-Vault-Token header. Cookie authentication was hard to properly test, could result in browsers/tools/applications saving tokens in plaintext on disk, and other issues. [GH-564]
  • Terminology/Field Names: Vault is transitioning from overloading the term "lease" to mean both "a set of metadata" and "the amount of time the metadata is valid". The latter is now being referred to as TTL (or "lease_duration" for backwards-compatibility); some parts of Vault have already switched to using "ttl" and others will follow in upcoming releases. In particular, the "token", "generic", and "pki" backends accept both "ttl" and "lease" but in 0.4 only "ttl" will be accepted. [GH-528]
  • Downgrade Not Supported: Due to enhancements in the storage subsystem, values written by Vault 0.3+ will not be able to be read by prior versions of Vault. There are no expected upgrade issues, however, as with all critical infrastructure it is recommended to back up Vault's physical storage before upgrading.

FEATURES:

  • SSH Backend: Vault can now be used to delegate SSH access to machines, via a (recommended) One-Time Password approach or by issuing dynamic keys. [GH-385]
  • Cubbyhole Backend: This backend works similarly to the "generic" backend but provides a per-token workspace. This enables some additional authentication workflows (especially for containers) and can be useful to applications to e.g. store local credentials while being restarted or upgraded, rather than persisting to disk. [GH-612]
  • Transit Backend Improvements: The transit backend now allows key rotation and datakey generation. For rotation, data encrypted with previous versions of the keys can still be decrypted, down to a (configurable) minimum previous version; there is a rewrap function for manual upgrades of ciphertext to newer versions. Additionally, the backend now allows generating and returning high-entropy keys of a configurable bitsize suitable for AES and other functions; this is returned wrapped by a named key, or optionally both wrapped and plaintext for immediate use. [GH-626]
  • Global and Per-Mount Default/Max TTL Support: You can now set the default and maximum Time To Live for leases both globally and per-mount. Per-mount settings override global settings. Not all backends honor these settings yet, but the maximum is a hard limit enforced outside the backend. See the documentation for "/sys/mounts/" for details on configuring per-mount TTLs. [GH-469]
  • PGP Encryption for Unseal Keys: When initializing or rotating Vault's master key, PGP/GPG public keys can now be provided. The output keys will be encrypted with the given keys, in order. [GH-570]
  • Duo Multifactor Authentication Support: Backends that support MFA can now use Duo as the mechanism. [GH-464]
  • Performance Improvements: Users of the "generic" backend will see a significant performance improvement as the backend no longer creates leases, although it does return TTLs (global/mount default, or set per-item) as before. [GH-631]
  • Codebase Audit: Vault's codebase was audited by iSEC. (The terms of the audit contract do not allow us to make the results public.) [GH-220]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • audit: Log entries now contain a time field [GH-495]
  • audit: Obfuscated audit entries now use hmac-sha256 instead of sha1 [GH-627]
  • backends: Add ability for a cleanup function to be called on backend unmount [GH-608]
  • config: Allow specifying minimum acceptable TLS version [GH-447]
  • core: If trying to mount in a location that is already mounted, be more helpful about the error [GH-510]
  • core: Be more explicit on failure if the issue is invalid JSON [GH-553]
  • core: Tokens can now revoke themselves [GH-620]
  • credential/app-id: Give a more specific error when sending a duplicate POST to sys/auth/app-id [GH-392]
  • credential/github: Support custom API endpoints (e.g. for Github Enterprise) [GH-572]
  • credential/ldap: Add per-user policies and option to login with userPrincipalName [GH-420]
  • credential/token: Allow root tokens to specify the ID of a token being created from CLI [GH-502]
  • credential/userpass: Enable renewals for login tokens [GH-623]
  • scripts: Use /usr/bin/env to find Bash instead of hardcoding [GH-446]
  • scripts: Use godep for build scripts to use same environment as tests [GH-404]
  • secret/mysql: Allow reading configuration data [GH-529]
  • secret/pki: Split "allow_any_name" logic to that and "enforce_hostnames", to allow for non-hostname values (e.g. for client certificates) [GH-555]
  • storage/consul: Allow specifying certificates used to talk to Consul [GH-384]
  • storage/mysql: Allow SSL encrypted connections [GH-439]
  • storage/s3: Allow using temporary security credentials [GH-433]
  • telemetry: Put telemetry object in configuration to allow more flexibility [GH-419]
  • testing: Disable mlock for testing of logical backends so as not to require root [GH-479]

BUG FIXES:

  • audit/file: Do not enable auditing if file permissions are invalid [GH-550]
  • backends: Allow hyphens in endpoint patterns (fixes AWS and others) [GH-559]
  • cli: Fixed missing setup of client TLS certificates if no custom CA was provided
  • cli/read: Do not include a carriage return when using raw field output [GH-624]
  • core: Bad input data could lead to a panic for that session, rather than returning an error [GH-503]
  • core: Allow SHA2-384/SHA2-512 hashed certificates [GH-448]
  • core: Do not return a Secret if there are no uses left on a token (since it will be unable to be used) [GH-615]
  • core: Code paths that called lookup-self would decrement num_uses and potentially immediately revoke a token [GH-552]
  • core: Some /sys/ paths would not properly redirect from a standby to the leader [GH-499] [GH-551]
  • credential/aws: Translate spaces in a token's display name to avoid making IAM unhappy [GH-567]
  • credential/github: Integration failed if more than ten organizations or teams [GH-489]
  • credential/token: Tokens with sudo access to "auth/token/create" can now use root-only options [GH-629]
  • secret/cassandra: Work around backwards-incompatible change made in Cassandra 2.2 preventing Vault from properly setting/revoking leases [GH-549]
  • secret/mysql: Use varbinary instead of varchar to avoid InnoDB/UTF-8 issues [GH-522]
  • secret/postgres: Explicitly set timezone in connections [GH-597]
  • storage/etcd: Renew semaphore periodically to prevent leadership flapping [GH-606]
  • storage/zk: Fix collisions in storage that could lead to data unavailability [GH-411]

MISC:

  • Various documentation fixes and improvements [GH-412] [GH-474] [GH-476] [GH-482] [GH-483] [GH-486] [GH-508] [GH-568] [GH-574] [GH-586] [GH-590] [GH-591] [GH-592] [GH-595] [GH-613] [GH-637]
  • Less "armon" in stack traces [GH-453]
  • Sourcegraph integration [GH-456]

0.2.0 (July 13, 2015)

FEATURES:

  • Key Rotation Support: The rotate command can be used to rotate the master encryption key used to write data to the storage (physical) backend. [GH-277]
  • Rekey Support: Rekey can be used to rotate the master key and change the configuration of the unseal keys (number of shares, threshold required). [GH-277]
  • New secret backend: pki: Enable Vault to be a certificate authority and generate signed TLS certificates. [GH-310]
  • New secret backend: cassandra: Generate dynamic credentials for Cassandra [GH-363]
  • New storage backend: etcd: store physical data in etcd [GH-259] [GH-297]
  • New storage backend: s3: store physical data in S3. Does not support HA. [GH-242]
  • New storage backend: MySQL: store physical data in MySQL. Does not support HA. [GH-324]
  • transit secret backend supports derived keys for per-transaction unique keys [GH-399]

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • cli/auth: Enable cert method [GH-380]
  • cli/auth: read input from stdin [GH-250]
  • cli/read: Ability to read a single field from a secret [GH-257]
  • cli/write: Adding a force flag when no input required
  • core: allow time duration format in place of seconds for some inputs
  • core: audit log provides more useful information [GH-360]
  • core: graceful shutdown for faster HA failover
  • core: change policy format to use explicit globbing [GH-400] Any existing policy in Vault is automatically upgraded to avoid issues. All policy files must be updated for future writes. Adding the explicit glob character * to the path specification is all that is required.
  • core: policy merging to give deny highest precedence [GH-400]
  • credential/app-id: Protect against timing attack on app-id
  • credential/cert: Record the common name in the metadata [GH-342]
  • credential/ldap: Allow TLS verification to be disabled [GH-372]
  • credential/ldap: More flexible names allowed [GH-245] [GH-379] [GH-367]
  • credential/userpass: Protect against timing attack on password
  • credential/userpass: Use bcrypt for password matching
  • http: response codes improved to reflect error [GH-366]
  • http: the sys/health endpoint supports ?standbyok to return 200 on standby [GH-389]
  • secret/app-id: Support deleting AppID and UserIDs [GH-200]
  • secret/consul: Fine grained lease control [GH-261]
  • secret/transit: Decouple raw key from key management endpoint [GH-355]
  • secret/transit: Upsert named key when encrypt is used [GH-355]
  • storage/zk: Support for HA configuration [GH-252]
  • storage/zk: Changing node representation. Backwards incompatible. [GH-416]

BUG FIXES:

  • audit/file: file removing TLS connection state
  • audit/syslog: fix removing TLS connection state
  • command/*: commands accepting k=v allow blank values
  • core: Allow building on FreeBSD [GH-365]
  • core: Fixed various panics when audit logging enabled
  • core: Lease renewal does not create redundant lease
  • core: fixed leases with negative duration [GH-354]
  • core: token renewal does not create child token
  • core: fixing panic when lease increment is null [GH-408]
  • credential/app-id: Salt the paths in storage backend to avoid information leak
  • credential/cert: Fixing client certificate not being requested
  • credential/cert: Fixing panic when no certificate match found [GH-361]
  • http: Accept PUT as POST for sys/auth
  • http: Accept PUT as POST for sys/mounts [GH-349]
  • http: Return 503 when sealed [GH-225]
  • secret/postgres: Username length is capped to exceeding limit
  • server: Do not panic if backend not configured [GH-222]
  • server: Explicitly check value of tls_diable [GH-201]
  • storage/zk: Fixed issues with version conflicts [GH-190]

MISC:

  • cli/path-help: renamed from help to avoid confusion

0.1.2 (May 11, 2015)

FEATURES:

  • New physical backend: zookeeper: store physical data in Zookeeper. HA not supported yet.
  • New credential backend: ldap: authenticate using LDAP credentials.

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Auth backends can store internal data about auth creds
  • audit: display name for auth is shown in logs [GH-176]
  • command/*: -insecure has been renamed to -tls-skip-verify [GH-130]
  • command/*: VAULT_TOKEN overrides local stored auth [GH-162]
  • command/server: environment variables are copy-pastable
  • credential/app-id: hash of app and user ID are in metadata [GH-176]
  • http: HTTP API accepts X-Vault-Token as auth header [GH-124]
  • logical/*: Generate help output even if no synopsis specified

BUG FIXES:

  • core: login endpoints should never return secrets
  • core: Internal data should never be returned from core endpoints
  • core: defer barrier initialization to as late as possible to avoid error cases during init that corrupt data (no data loss)
  • core: guard against invalid init config earlier
  • audit/file: create file if it doesn't exist [GH-148]
  • command/*: ignore directories when traversing CA paths [GH-181]
  • credential/*: all policy mapping keys are case insensitive [GH-163]
  • physical/consul: Fixing path for locking so HA works in every case

0.1.1 (May 2, 2015)

SECURITY CHANGES:

  • physical/file: create the storge with 0600 permissions [GH-102]
  • token/disk: write the token to disk with 0600 perms

IMPROVEMENTS:

  • core: Very verbose error if mlock fails [GH-59]
  • command/*: On error with TLS oversized record, show more human-friendly error message. [GH-123]
  • command/read: lease_renewable is now outputted along with the secret to show whether it is renewable or not
  • command/server: Add configuration option to disable mlock
  • command/server: Disable mlock for dev mode so it works on more systems

BUG FIXES:

  • core: if token helper isn't absolute, prepend with path to Vault executable, not "vault" (which requires PATH) [GH-60]
  • core: Any "mapping" routes allow hyphens in keys [GH-119]
  • core: Validate advertise_addr is a valid URL with scheme [GH-106]
  • command/auth: Using an invalid token won't crash [GH-75]
  • credential/app-id: app and user IDs can have hyphens in keys [GH-119]
  • helper/password: import proper DLL for Windows to ask password [GH-83]

0.1.0 (April 28, 2015)

  • Initial release