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[ aws . secretsmanager ]

update-secret

Description

Modifies the details of a secret, including metadata and the secret value. To change the secret value, you can also use PutSecretValue .

To change the rotation configuration of a secret, use RotateSecret instead.

We recommend you avoid calling UpdateSecret at a sustained rate of more than once every 10 minutes. When you call UpdateSecret to update the secret value, Secrets Manager creates a new version of the secret. Secrets Manager removes outdated versions when there are more than 100, but it does not remove versions created less than 24 hours ago. If you update the secret value more than once every 10 minutes, you create more versions than Secrets Manager removes, and you will reach the quota for secret versions.

If you include SecretString or SecretBinary to create a new secret version, Secrets Manager automatically moves the staging label AWSCURRENT to the new version. Then it attaches the label AWSPREVIOUS to the version that AWSCURRENT was removed from.

If you call this operation with a ClientRequestToken that matches an existing version's VersionId , the operation results in an error. You can't modify an existing version, you can only create a new version. To remove a version, remove all staging labels from it. See UpdateSecretVersionStage .

Secrets Manager generates a CloudTrail log entry when you call this action. Do not include sensitive information in request parameters except SecretBinary or SecretString because it might be logged. For more information, see Logging Secrets Manager events with CloudTrail .

Required permissions: secretsmanager:UpdateSecret . For more information, see IAM policy actions for Secrets Manager and Authentication and access control in Secrets Manager . If you use a customer managed key, you must also have kms:GenerateDataKey and kms:Decrypt permissions on the key. For more information, see Secret encryption and decryption .

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  update-secret
--secret-id <value>
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--description <value>]
[--kms-key-id <value>]
[--secret-binary <value>]
[--secret-string <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]

Options

--secret-id (string)

The ARN or name of the secret.

For an ARN, we recommend that you specify a complete ARN rather than a partial ARN. See Finding a secret from a partial ARN .

--client-request-token (string)

If you include SecretString or SecretBinary , then Secrets Manager creates a new version for the secret, and this parameter specifies the unique identifier for the new version.

Note

If you use the Amazon Web Services CLI or one of the Amazon Web Services SDKs to call this operation, then you can leave this parameter empty. The CLI or SDK generates a random UUID for you and includes it as the value for this parameter 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 the new version and include the value in the request.

This value becomes the VersionId of the new version.

--description (string)

The description of the secret.

--kms-key-id (string)

The ARN, key ID, or alias of the KMS key that Secrets Manager uses to encrypt new secret versions as well as any existing versions with the staging labels AWSCURRENT , AWSPENDING , or AWSPREVIOUS . For more information about versions and staging labels, see Concepts: Version .

A key alias is always prefixed by alias/ , for example alias/aws/secretsmanager . For more information, see About aliases .

If you set this to an empty string, Secrets Manager uses the Amazon Web Services managed key aws/secretsmanager . If this key doesn't already exist in your account, then Secrets Manager creates it for you automatically. All users and roles in the Amazon Web Services account automatically have access to use aws/secretsmanager . Creating aws/secretsmanager can result in a one-time significant delay in returning the result.

Warning

You can only use the Amazon Web Services managed key aws/secretsmanager if you call this operation using credentials from the same Amazon Web Services account that owns the secret. If the secret is in a different account, then you must use a customer managed key and provide the ARN of that KMS key in this field. The user making the call must have permissions to both the secret and the KMS key in their respective accounts.

--secret-binary (blob)

The binary data to encrypt and store in the new version of the secret. We recommend that you store your binary data in a file and then pass the contents of the file as a parameter.

Either SecretBinary or SecretString must have a value, but not both.

You can't access this parameter in the Secrets Manager console.

--secret-string (string)

The text data to encrypt and store in the new version of the secret. We recommend you use a JSON structure of key/value pairs for your secret value.

Either SecretBinary or SecretString must have a value, but not both.

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

Examples

Note

To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

Example 1: To update the description of a secret

The following update-secret example updates the description of a secret.

aws secretsmanager update-secret \
    --secret-id MyTestSecret \
    --description "This is a new description for the secret."

Output:

{
    "ARN": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:MyTestSecret-a1b2c3",
    "Name": "MyTestSecret"
}

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

Example 2: To update the encryption key associated with a secret

The following update-secret example updates the KMS key used to encrypt the secret value. The KMS key must be in the same region as the secret.

aws secretsmanager update-secret \
    --secret-id MyTestSecret \
    --kms-key-id arn:aws:kms:us-west-2:123456789012:key/EXAMPLE1-90ab-cdef-fedc-ba987EXAMPLE

Output:

{
    "ARN": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:MyTestSecret-a1b2c3",
    "Name": "MyTestSecret"
}

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

Output

ARN -> (string)

The ARN of the secret that was updated.

Name -> (string)

The name of the secret that was updated.

VersionId -> (string)

If Secrets Manager created a new version of the secret during this operation, then VersionId contains the unique identifier of the new version.