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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.

For information about retrieving the secret value in the console, see Retrieve secrets .

To run this command, you must have secretsmanager:GetSecretValue permissions. If the secret is encrypted using a customer-managed key instead of the Amazon Web Services managed key aws/secretsmanager , then you also need kms:Decrypt permissions for that key.

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)

The ARN or name of the secret to retrieve.

For an ARN, we recommend that you specify a complete ARN rather than a partial ARN.

--version-id (string)

The unique identifier of the version of the secret to retrieve. If you include both this parameter and VersionStage , the two parameters must refer to the same secret version. If you don't specify either a VersionStage or VersionId , then Secrets Manager returns the AWSCURRENT version.

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

--version-stage (string)

The staging label of the version of the secret to retrieve.

Secrets Manager uses staging labels to keep track of different versions during the rotation process. If you include both this parameter and VersionId , the two parameters must refer to the same secret version. If you don't specify either a VersionStage or VersionId , Secrets Manager returns the AWSCURRENT version.

--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. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--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 get-secret-value example gets the current secret value. To get the previous secret value, include --version-stage AWSPREVIOUS.

aws secretsmanager get-secret-value \
    --secret-id MyTestSecret

Output:

{
    "ARN": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:MyTestSecret-a1b2c3",
    "Name": "MyTestSecret",
    "VersionId": "a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111",
    "SecretString": "{\"user\":\"diegor\",\"password\":\"i29wwX!%9wFV\"}",
    "VersionStages": [
        "AWSCURRENT"
    ],
    "CreatedDate": 1523477145.713
}

For more information, see Retrieve a secret in the Secrets Manager User Guide.

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 secret value, if the secret value 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.

If the secret was created by using the Secrets Manager console, or if the secret value was originally provided as a string, then this field is omitted. The secret value appears in SecretString instead.

SecretString -> (string)

The decrypted secret value, if the secret value was originally provided as a string or through the Secrets Manager console.

If this secret was created by using the console, then Secrets Manager stores the information as a JSON structure of key/value pairs.

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. If you don't specify which version in VersionId or VersionStage , then Secrets Manager uses the AWSCURRENT version.