[ANN] Vault 1.8.0-rc1 Released

Hi folks,

The Vault team has released the first release candidate of Vault 1.8! This is an early release candidate. We will be releasing RC2 in mid-July, prior to our 1.8 GA planned for the end of July.

Open-source binaries can be downloaded at [1]. Enterprise binaries are available to customers as well.

As a reminder, if you believe you have found a security issue in Vault, please responsibly disclose by emailing security@hashicorp.com and do not use the public issue tracker. Our security policy and our PGP key can be found at [2].

The key fixes and improvements in this release are:

  • Core : Add a darwin/arm64 binary release supporting the Apple M1 CPU
  • Core : License/EULA changes that ensure the presence of a valid HashiCorp license to start Vault. More information is available in the Vault License FAQ [8], and License Installation tutorial[9]

See the Changelog at [3] for the full list of improvements and bug fixes.

OSS [5] and Enterprise [6] Docker images will be available soon.


See [4] for general upgrade instructions.

As always, we recommend upgrading and testing this release in an isolated environment. If you experience any non-security issues, please report them on the Vault GitHub issue tracker or post to the Vault Discuss Forum at [7].

We hope you enjoy the Vault 1.8 release candidate!

Sincerely, The Vault Team

[1] https://releases.hashicorp.com/vault/1.8.0-rc1
[2] Security at HashiCorp
[3] vault/CHANGELOG.md at master · hashicorp/vault · GitHub
[4] Upgrading Vault - Guides | Vault by HashiCorp
[5] Docker Hub
[6] Docker Hub
[7] https://discuss.hashicorp.com/c/vault
[8] https://vaultproject.io/docs/enterprise/license/faqs
[9] Install a HashiCorp Enterprise License | Nomad - HashiCorp Learn