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[ aws . secretsmanager ]

get-secret-value

Description

Retrieves the contents of the encrypted fields SecretString or SecretBinary from the specified version of a secret, whichever contains content.

Minimum permissions

To run this command, you must have the following permissions:

  • secretsmanager:GetSecretValue
  • kms:Decrypt - required only if you use a customer-created KMS key to encrypt the secret. You do not need this permission to use the account's default AWS managed CMK for Secrets Manager.
Related operations
  • To create a new version of the secret with different encrypted information, use put-secret-value .
  • To retrieve the non-encrypted details for the secret, use describe-secret .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  get-secret-value
--secret-id <value>
[--version-id <value>]
[--version-stage <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--secret-id (string)

Specifies the secret containing the version that you want to retrieve. You can specify either the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) or the friendly name of the secret.

--version-id (string)

Specifies the unique identifier of the version of the secret that you want to retrieve. If you specify this parameter then don't specify VersionStage . If you don't specify either a VersionStage or SecretVersionId then the default is to perform the operation on the version with the VersionStage value of AWSCURRENT .

This value is typically a UUID-type value with 32 hexadecimal digits.

--version-stage (string)

Specifies the secret version that you want to retrieve by the staging label attached to the version.

Staging labels are used to keep track of different versions during the rotation process. If you use this parameter then don't specify SecretVersionId . If you don't specify either a VersionStage or SecretVersionId , then the default is to perform the operation on the version with the VersionStage value of AWSCURRENT .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To retrieve the encrypted secret value of a secret

The following example shows how to retrieve the secret string value from the version of the secret that has the AWSPREVIOUS staging label attached. If you want to retrieve the AWSCURRENT version of the secret, then you can omit the --version-stage` parameter because it defaults to ``AWSCURRENT.

aws secretsmanager get-secret-value --secret-id MyTestDatabaseSecret --version-stage AWSPREVIOUS

The output shows the following:

{
  "ARN": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:MyTestDatabaseSecret-a1b2c3",
  "Name": "MyTestDatabaseSecret",
  "VersionId": "EXAMPLE1-90ab-cdef-fedc-ba987EXAMPLE",
  "SecretString": "{\n  \"username\":\"david\",\n  \"password\":\"BnQw&XDWgaEeT9XGTT29\"\n}\n",
  "VersionStages": [
    "AWSPREVIOUS"
  ],
  "CreatedDate": 1523477145.713
}

Output

ARN -> (string)

The ARN of the secret.

Name -> (string)

The friendly name of the secret.

VersionId -> (string)

The unique identifier of this version of the secret.

SecretBinary -> (blob)

The decrypted part of the protected secret information that was originally provided as binary data in the form of a byte array. The response parameter represents the binary data as a base64-encoded string.

This parameter is not used if the secret is created by the Secrets Manager console.

If you store custom information in this field of the secret, then you must code your Lambda rotation function to parse and interpret whatever you store in the SecretString or SecretBinary fields.

SecretString -> (string)

The decrypted part of the protected secret information that was originally provided as a string.

If you create this secret by using the Secrets Manager console then only the SecretString parameter contains data. Secrets Manager stores the information as a JSON structure of key/value pairs that the Lambda rotation function knows how to parse.

If you store custom information in the secret by using the create-secret , update-secret , or put-secret-value API operations instead of the Secrets Manager console, or by using the Other secret type in the console, then you must code your Lambda rotation function to parse and interpret those values.

VersionStages -> (list)

A list of all of the staging labels currently attached to this version of the secret.

(string)

CreatedDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time that this version of the secret was created.