Starting 23 March 2022, Secrets Manager is now a paid service with Standard and Trial pricing plans.

IBM Cloud Secrets Manager can help you to securely store and apply secrets for your apps and IBM Cloud services. If you’re new to Secrets Manager, now is the perfect time to get started. As of today, new pricing plans are available for the service.

What are the new plan options?

Secrets Manager now offers two new plan options: Standard and Trial.

  • Standard: With an instance of the service on the Standard plan, you get unlimited access to all of the features that the service has to offer, without any limit to the number of instances that your teams can provision. The costs associated with the Standard plan are per secret ($0.20) and per instance that is provisioned ($299 per month).
  • Trial: To try out the service, you can provision an instance that allows you to access all of the features that Secrets Manager has to offer for 30 days. If you decide that you want to continue working with the service after the trial period expires, you can always update your instance to the Standard plan.

What do I do if I already have an instance on the Lite plan?

With the introduction of the new plans, the Lite plan is deprecated. To continue working with the instances of the service that you currently have configured, you must update them to use the Standard plan. As you prepare to make that change, be sure to keep the following dates in mind:

  • 23 March 2022: Instances of Secrets Manager on the Lite plan will be deprecated. As an existing user, you can continue to use the service without interruption, but you should upgrade your instances to the Standard plan as soon as you can.
  • 22 May 2022: Instances of Secrets Manager on the Lite plan will be disabled and functionality is removed. However, the instance remains in your account for an additional 30 days, during which you can choose to upgrade your plan. Important: To ensure that your service functionality is not disrupted, be sure to upgrade to a Standard plan prior to this date.
  • 21 June 2022: Instances of Secrets Manager on the Lite plan that remain in your account (and their data) will be removed from your account.

How do I update my plan?

From your Secrets Manager instance, go to the Plan to see your current plan information. Select the Standard plan option from the table and click Save. Note: There is no need to restage your application, but it can take a few minutes for the plan to update:

Don’t have a Secrets Manager instance yet? Speak to your sales representative today, or try our step-by-step tutorial to get started.

Feedback and questions

We’d love to hear from you. To send feedback, you can open a GitHub issue from a link at the top of any page in the documentation or open a support ticket


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