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[ aws . secretsmanager ]



Attaches one or more tags, each consisting of a key name and a value, to the specified secret. Tags are part of the secret's overall metadata, and are not associated with any specific version of the secret. This operation only appends tags to the existing list of tags. To remove tags, you must use UntagResource .

The following basic restrictions apply to tags:

  • Maximum number of tags per secret—50
  • Maximum key length—127 Unicode characters in UTF-8
  • Maximum value length—255 Unicode characters in UTF-8
  • Tag keys and values are case sensitive.
  • Do not use the aws: prefix in your tag names or values because Amazon Web Services reserves it for Amazon Web Services use. You can't edit or delete tag names or values with this prefix. Tags with this prefix do not count against your tags per secret limit.
  • If you use your tagging schema across multiple services and resources, remember other services might have restrictions on allowed characters. Generally allowed characters: letters, spaces, and numbers representable in UTF-8, plus the following special characters: + - = . _ : / @.


If you use tags as part of your security strategy, then adding or 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:TagResource
Related operations
  • To remove one or more tags from the collection attached to a secret, use UntagResource .
  • To view the list of tags attached to a secret, use DescribeSecret .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--secret-id (string)

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

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

--tags (list)

The tags to attach to the secret. Each element in the list consists of a Key and a Value .

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

For storing multiple values, we recommend that you use a JSON text string argument and specify key/value pairs. For more information, see Specifying parameter values for the Amazon Web Services CLI in the Amazon Web Services CLI User Guide.


A structure that contains information about a tag.

Key -> (string)

The key identifier, or name, of the tag.

Value -> (string)

The string value associated with the key of the tag.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "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. 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.


To add tags to a secret

The following example shows how to attach two tags each with a Key and Value to a secret.

aws secretsmanager tag-resource --secret-id MyTestDatabaseSecret \
  --tags '[{"Key": "FirstTag", "Value": "SomeValue"}, {"Key": "SecondTag", "Value": "AnotherValue"}]'

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