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[ aws . secretsmanager ]

put-secret-value

Description

Stores a new encrypted secret value in the specified secret. To do this, the operation creates a new version and attaches it to the secret. The version can contain a new SecretString value or a new SecretBinary value.

Note

The Secrets Manager console uses only the SecretString field. To add binary data to a secret with the SecretBinary field you must use the AWS CLI or one of the AWS SDKs.

  • If this operation creates the first version for the secret then Secrets Manager automatically attaches the staging label AWSCURRENT to the new version.
  • If another version of this secret already exists, then this operation does not automatically move any staging labels other than those that you specify in the VersionStages parameter.
  • This operation is idempotent. If a version with a SecretVersionId with the same value as the ClientRequestToken parameter already exists and you specify the same secret data, the operation succeeds but does nothing. However, if the secret data is different, then the operation fails because you cannot modify an existing version; you can only create new ones.
  • If this operation moves the staging label AWSCURRENT to this version (because you included it in the StagingLabels parameter) then Secrets Manager also automatically moves the staging label AWSPREVIOUS to the version that AWSCURRENT was removed from.

Note

  • If you call an operation that needs to encrypt or decrypt the SecretString or SecretBinary for a secret in the same account as the calling user and that secret doesn't specify a KMS encryption key, Secrets Manager uses the account's default AWS managed customer master key (CMK) with the alias aws/secretsmanager . If this key doesn't already exist in your account then Secrets Manager creates it for you automatically. All users in the same AWS account automatically have access to use the default CMK. Note that if an Secrets Manager API call results in AWS having to create the account's AWS-managed CMK, it can result in a one-time significant delay in returning the result.
  • If the secret is in a different AWS account from the credentials calling an API that requires encryption or decryption of the secret value then you must create and use a custom KMS CMK because you can't access the default CMK for the account using credentials from a different AWS account. Store the ARN of the CMK in the secret when you create the secret or when you update it by including it in the KMSKeyId . If you call an API that must encrypt or decrypt SecretString or SecretBinary using credentials from a different account then the KMS key policy must grant cross-account access to that other account's user or role for both the kms:GenerateDataKey and kms:Decrypt operations.

Minimum permissions

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

  • secretsmanager:PutSecretValue
  • kms:GenerateDataKey - needed only if you use a customer-created KMS key to encrypt the secret. You do not need this permission to use the account's AWS managed CMK for Secrets Manager.
  • kms:Encrypt - needed only if you use a customer-created KMS key to encrypt the secret. You do not need this permission to use the account's AWS managed CMK for Secrets Manager.
Related operations
  • To retrieve the encrypted value you store in the version of a secret, use get-secret-value .
  • To create a secret, use create-secret .
  • To get the details for a secret, use describe-secret .
  • To list the versions attached to a secret, use list-secret-version-ids .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  put-secret-value
--secret-id <value>
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--secret-binary <value>]
[--secret-string <value>]
[--version-stages <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--secret-id (string)

Specifies the secret to which you want to add a new version. You can specify either the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) or the friendly name of the secret. The secret must already exist.

--client-request-token (string)

(Optional) Specifies a unique identifier for the new version of the secret.

Note

If you use the AWS CLI or one of the AWS SDK to call this operation, then you can leave this parameter empty. The CLI or SDK generates a random UUID for you and includes that in the request. If you don't use the SDK and instead generate a raw HTTP request to the Secrets Manager service endpoint, then you must generate a ClientRequestToken yourself for new versions and include that value in the request.

This value helps ensure idempotency. Secrets Manager uses this value to prevent the accidental creation of duplicate versions if there are failures and retries during the Lambda rotation function's processing. We recommend that you generate a UUID-type value to ensure uniqueness within the specified secret.

  • If the ClientRequestToken value isn't already associated with a version of the secret then a new version of the secret is created.
  • If a version with this value already exists and that version's SecretString or SecretBinary values are the same as those in the request then the request is ignored (the operation is idempotent).
  • If a version with this value already exists and that version's SecretString and SecretBinary values are different from those in the request then the request fails because you cannot modify an existing secret version. You can only create new versions to store new secret values.

This value becomes the SecretVersionId of the new version.

--secret-binary (blob)

(Optional) Specifies binary data that you want to encrypt and store in the new version of the secret. To use this parameter in the command-line tools, we recommend that you store your binary data in a file and then use the appropriate technique for your tool to pass the contents of the file as a parameter. Either SecretBinary or SecretString must have a value, but not both. They cannot both be empty.

This parameter is not accessible if the secret using the Secrets Manager console.

--secret-string (string)

(Optional) Specifies text data that you want to encrypt and store in this new version of the secret. Either SecretString or SecretBinary must have a value, but not both. They cannot both be empty.

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

For storing multiple values, we recommend that you use a JSON text string argument and specify key/value pairs. For information on how to format a JSON parameter for the various command line tool environments, see Using JSON for Parameters in the AWS CLI User Guide .

--version-stages (list)

(Optional) Specifies a list of staging labels that are attached to this version of the secret. These staging labels are used to track the versions through the rotation process by the Lambda rotation function.

A staging label must be unique to a single version of the secret. If you specify a staging label that's already associated with a different version of the same secret then that staging label is automatically removed from the other version and attached to this version.

If you do not specify a value for VersionStages then Secrets Manager automatically moves the staging label AWSCURRENT to this new version.

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--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 store a secret value in a new version of a secret

The following example shows how to create a new version of the secret. Alternatively, you can use the update-secret command.

aws secretsmanager put-secret-value --secret-id MyTestDatabaseSecret \
  --secret-string file://mycreds.json

The output shows the following:

{
  "ARN": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:128716708097:secret:MyTestDatabaseSecret-Ca8JGt",
  "Name": "MyTestDatabaseSecret",
  "VersionId": "dd47d3af-7095-4da5-a267-11707c060178",
  "VersionStages": [
    "AWSCURRENT"
  ]
}

Output

ARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the secret for which you just created a version.

Name -> (string)

The friendly name of the secret for which you just created or updated a version.

VersionId -> (string)

The unique identifier of the version of the secret you just created or updated.

VersionStages -> (list)

The list of staging labels that are currently attached to this version of the secret. Staging labels are used to track a version as it progresses through the secret rotation process.

(string)