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Secrets store API keys, passwords, certificates, and other sensitive data.
Passwords, credentials, API keys, and TLS certificates, are sensitive data that need to be stored and accessed in a secured way. With Secrets, you can manage, and use such data within a project in a very simple, fast, and secure way.
A secret is an object that allows you to store data in a secure way. Additionally, it contains other metadata that may include replication locations, tags, and permissions. The encrypted data is stored as an individual object called version.
A version is a structure that stores the value of a secret and it cannot be modified. If you want to modify that value, just add a new version.
To enable the Secret Manager API your account needs serviceusage.services.enable permission.
This video walks you through the steps to use secrets when installing a function.
Let's start creating Secrets! Check the next section and learn how to do it