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Unoffical Vault Image
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Vault Unofficial Image Build

This is an unoffical image based on the work done by Hashicorp for their
Consul Docker image.

This version is hosted at Docker Hub strothj/vault.
Git hub repo:

From the Consul image README:

There are several pieces that are used to build this image:

  • We start with an Alpine base image and add CA certificates in order to reach
    the HashiCorp releases server. These are useful to leave in the image so that
    the container can access Atlas features as well.
  • Official HashiCorp builds of some base utilities are then included in the
    image by pulling a release of docker-base. This includes dumb-init and gosu.
    See for more details.
  • Finally a specific Consul build is fetched and the rest of the Consul-specific
    configuration happens according to the Dockerfile.


Vault manages secrets. This container should be used for experimentation only
due to the importance of the data it manages. I am not a security expert.


Vault disables swapping of its memory. To do this, it needs to be able to execute
the mlock syscall. To grant the docker container this privilege, use the
--cap-add=IPC_LOCK argument with docker run.
The Vault Server Configuration page
contains the details.


Pull the docker image:

$ docker pull strothj/vault:0.6

Start in development mode:

$ docker run --rm strothj/vault:0.6


$ docker run --rm strothj/vault:0.6 --help

Start server mode

Example of an unsecure server to demonstrate starting the service instance:

$ docker run --rm -v $(pwd)/data/:/vault/data/ \ 
  --cap-add=IPC_LOCK \
  -p 8200:8200 \
  -e VAULT_LOCAL_CONFIG='backend "file" { path="/vault/data" } listener "tcp" { address=":8200" tls_disable=1 }' \
  strothj/vault:0.6 server

==> Vault server configuration:

                 Backend: file
              Listener 1: tcp (addr: ":8200", tls: "disabled")
               Log Level: info
                   Mlock: supported: true, enabled: true
                 Version: Vault v0.6.0

==> Vault server started! Log data will stream in below:

In another bash instance:

$ export VAULT_ADDR=http://localhost:8200
$ vault init
Unseal Key 1: 980585d9f2ceb21bb1569a21e61de8e66da09317bb86fb69ab21d871c9d688f101
Unseal Key 2: 896c60574a4da75570ad52a9ed04298f98f2ce85b905a1f5f929dd55a59d57b502
Unseal Key 3: f09673d82dbb11ad6cddbb091a4518e6ea0e03646c6b2409ff97663fbd6719f903
Unseal Key 4: 6f290c4474ec24fbb59cbc06d6a95cea9d34218e58edce6f7e8165d93236cbdb04
Unseal Key 5: 16d31fcb131a9203a9ec55a621e86d83efc8ec6f8d834b93783fdeb32acc859705
Initial Root Token: d8682a99-96f8-c0d1-1489-7ad1551d01c0

Vault initialized with 5 keys and a key threshold of 3. Please
securely distribute the above keys. When the Vault is re-sealed,
restarted, or stopped, you must provide at least 3 of these keys
to unseal it again.

Vault does not store the master key. Without at least 3 keys,
your Vault will remain permanently sealed.
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