Install hashicorp vault on mac

2 min readJul 12, 2023

Its very easy to install the vault on your local machine. There is different way of installing the vault.

I am going to provide details here how you can install using the brew.

Run following commands to install the vault-

brew tap hashicorp/tap
brew install hashicorp/tap/vault

To run the server :

 vault server --dev --dev-root-token-id="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000"

IF everything goes well you will see the output like

You may need to set the following environment variables:

$ export VAULT_ADDR=''

The unseal key and root token are displayed below in case you want to
seal/unseal the Vault or re-authenticate.

Unseal Key: KR53wRfm1RqB6xdXbIm/mCGlPdyARzSAHZwV7cLBs/8=
Root Token: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

After that you can access the vault UI using the -

To create the entry for your secret set those env variable

export export VAULT_TOKEN="00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000"
export VAULT_ADDR=""

Now you can create a secret using-

vault kv put secret/gs-vault-config example.username=demouser example.password=demopassword

You can validate the same in the console too-




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