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The future of Secret management: A look at Onboardbase's roadmap

The future of Secret management: A look at Onboardbase's roadmap

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Written by Rahul
Friday, May 5th 2023

The world of software development has been undergoing a significant transformation in recent years. With the rise of cloud computing and microservices architectures, developers are increasingly working with complex distributed systems that require careful management of environment variables, API keys, and other sensitive data.

To address these challenges, a new category of tools has emerged: Secret management infrastructure. These tools are designed to simplify the process of managing secrets and configurations in a modern development environment, allowing teams to work more efficiently and securely.

One company at the forefront of this trend is Onboardbase. Founded in 2020, Onboardbase has quickly established itself as a leading provider of Secret management infrastructure for modern development teams. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at Onboardbase’s roadmap and the future of Secret management.

The challenges of managing secrets in modern development

Before we dive into the specifics of Onboardbase’s roadmap, it’s worth considering why Secret management has become such an important area for development teams.

In traditional development environments, developers could often get away with hardcoding secrets directly into their code. This approach was far from ideal, but it worked well enough for monolithic applications that ran on a single server.

However, as applications became more complex and distributed, this approach became increasingly untenable. Developers needed a way to manage secrets and configurations in a more scalable and secure way. This is where Secret management comes in.

Secret management is all about ensuring that secrets and configurations are kept separate from application code and are managed consistently across all stages of the development lifecycle. This includes everything from local development to production deployments.

Onboardbase’s approach to Secret management

Onboardbase is a cloud-based Secret management infrastructure platform that makes it easy for development teams to manage secrets and configurations across all stages of the development lifecycle. Onboardbase provides a central dashboard where teams can manage all of their app configurations and secrets, as well as an SDK and CLI that allows developers to easily access these secrets from within their code.

One of the key advantages of Onboardbase is that it’s designed to be highly flexible and customizable. This means that teams can tailor the platform to their specific needs and workflows, rather than being forced to conform to a one-size-fits-all approach.

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Onboardbase’s roadmap

So what does the future hold for Onboardbase and Secret management infrastructure more broadly? Here are a few trends and areas of focus that we expect to see in the coming years:

1. Increased emphasis on security and compliance

As data breaches and cyber attacks continue to make headlines, security, and compliance are becoming top priorities for many development teams. Onboardbase has always placed a strong emphasis on security, and we expect this trend to continue in the future.

This may include enhancements to Onboardbase’s security features, such as two-factor authentication and encryption-at-rest, as well as tighter integration with compliance frameworks like SOC 2 and HIPAA.

2. Deeper integrations with cloud platforms and services

As more and more companies adopt cloud computing, we expect to see a growing demand for Secret management infrastructure that integrates seamlessly with cloud platforms and services. Onboardbase is well-positioned to take advantage of this trend, with existing integrations with a wide range of cloud services and platforms.

We expect to see Onboardbase continue to deepen its integrations with these platforms, as well as expand its support for new platforms as they emerge.

3. Greater emphasis on collaboration and teamwork

Collaboration and teamwork are at the heart of modern development processes, and we expect to see this trend continue in the future. Onboardbase is already designed to support collaboration between teams, and it will continue to improve in this regard. With its robust permission system, Onboardbase ensures that only authorized team members can access certain secrets and configurations. This granular control allows for more secure and efficient collaboration between teams.

Onboardbase’s current roadmap includes several features that will enhance collaboration even further. One of these features is team-based secrets. This feature will allow teams to create and manage secrets that are only accessible by specific team members, rather than being shared across the entire organization. This will help teams keep sensitive information secure while still enabling efficient collaboration.

Another feature that Onboardbase is working on is enhanced auditing. This feature will allow teams to track who has accessed secrets and when they were accessed. This will provide greater visibility and accountability for teams, ensuring that only authorized users are accessing sensitive information.

In addition to these collaboration-focused features, Onboardbase is also working on enhancements to its existing functionality. For example, the team is planning to introduce a secrets rotation feature that will enable teams to automate the process of rotating secrets regularly. This will help prevent security breaches caused by long-lived secrets that have been compromised.

Onboardbase is also looking to enhance its support for different platforms and environments. For example, the team is working on support for more cloud providers, such as Microsoft Azure and Digital Ocean, as well as support for on-premises deployments. This will enable teams to use Onboardbase in a wider range of scenarios, making it even more versatile and useful.


Onboardbase is already a powerful tool for managing secrets and configurations, and its roadmap shows that it will only become more capable and feature-rich in the future. With its focus on collaboration, security, and automation, Onboardbase is well-positioned to become the go-to solution for Secret management in modern development environments.

As developers and DevOps professionals continue to face the challenges of managing secrets and configurations in increasingly complex and distributed systems, tools like Onboardbase will only become more essential. By leveraging the power of Onboardbase’s SDKs, integrations, and collaboration-focused features, teams can streamline their workflows and improve their overall security posture.

With its innovative approach to Secret management and its ongoing commitment to innovation, Onboardbase is poised to help developers and DevOps teams meet the challenges of tomorrow, today.

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