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Removes one or more tags from the specified secret.

This operation is idempotent. If a requested tag is not attached to the secret, no error is returned and the secret metadata is unchanged.


If you use tags as part of your security strategy, then removing a tag can change permissions. If successfully completing this operation would result in you losing your permissions for this secret, then the operation is blocked and returns an Access Denied error.

Minimum permissions

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

  • secretsmanager:UntagResource
Related operations
  • To add one or more tags to the collection attached to a secret, use tag-resource .
  • To view the list of tags attached to a secret, use describe-secret .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--secret-id <value>
--tag-keys <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--secret-id (string)

The identifier for the secret that you want to remove tags from. You can specify either the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) or the friendly name of the secret.

--tag-keys (list)

A list of tag key names to remove from the secret. You don't specify the value. Both the key and its associated value are removed.

This parameter to the API requires a JSON text string argument. 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 .


"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.


To remove tags from a secret

The following example shows how to remove two tags from a secret's metadata. For each tag, both the key and its associated value are removed.

aws secretsmanager untag-resource --secret-id MyTestDatabaseSecret \
  --tag-keys '[ "FirstTag", "SecondTag"]'

There is no output from this API. To see the result, use the describe-secret operation.