Secrets Cache User Guide

Secrets Cache is a lightweight proxy for the Password Safe API, providing high performance throughput for password requests and Secrets Safe secrets.

Running as a specified Password Safe user, Secrets Cache makes requests via the Password Safe API for all managed account credentials and secrets to which the user has access. It then caches the returned system and account details, request details, credentials, and secrets in an encrypted state.

API calls to the Secrets Cache serve the locally cached data. The cache is refreshed every five minutes by default, or sooner if a request is due to expire before that time.

If communication with Password Safe is lost, the last known good managed account credentials are served from the local cache, even if the associated request has expired.