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[ aws . secretsmanager ]



Validates that the resource policy does not grant a wide range of IAM principals access to your secret. The JSON request string input and response output displays formatted code with white space and line breaks for better readability. Submit your input as a single line JSON string. A resource-based policy is optional for secrets.

The API performs three checks when validating the secret:

  • Sends a call to Zelkova , an automated reasoning engine, to ensure your Resource Policy does not allow broad access to your secret.
  • Checks for correct syntax in a policy.
  • Verifies the policy does not lock out a caller.
Minimum Permissions

You must have the permissions required to access the following APIs:

  • secretsmanager:PutResourcePolicy
  • secretsmanager:ValidateResourcePolicy

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--secret-id (string)

(Optional) The identifier of the secret with the resource-based policy you want to validate. 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.

--resource-policy (string)

A JSON-formatted string constructed according to the grammar and syntax for an Amazon Web Services resource-based policy. The policy in the string identifies who can access or manage this secret and its versions. For information on how to format a JSON parameter for the various command line tool environments, see Using JSON for Parameters in the CLI User Guide .publi

--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.


PolicyValidationPassed -> (boolean)

Returns a message stating that your Reource Policy passed validation.

ValidationErrors -> (list)

Returns an error message if your policy doesn't pass validatation.


Displays errors that occurred during validation of the resource policy.

CheckName -> (string)

Checks the name of the policy.

ErrorMessage -> (string)

Displays error messages if validation encounters problems during validation of the resource policy.