Find secrets in AWS Secrets Manager - AWS Secrets Manager

Find secrets in AWS Secrets Manager

When you search for secrets without a filter, Secrets Manager matches keywords in the secret name, description, tag key, and tag value. Searching without filters is not case-sensitive and ignores special characters, such as space, /, _, =, #, and only uses numbers and letters. When you search without a filter, Secrets Manager analyzes the search string to convert it to separate words. The words are separated by any change from uppercase to lowercase, from letter to number, or from number/letter to punctuation. For example, entering the search term credsDatabase#892 searches for creds, Database, and 892 in name, description, and tag key and value.

Secrets Manager generates a CloudTrail log entry when you list secrets. For more information, see Log AWS Secrets Manager events with AWS CloudTrail.

You can apply the following filters to your search:

Name

Matches the beginning of secret names; case-sensitive. For example, Name: Data returns a secret named DatabaseSecret, but not databaseSecret or MyData.

Description

Matches the words in secret descriptions, not case-sensitive. For example, Description: My Description matches secrets with the following descriptions:

  • My Description

  • my description

  • My basic description

  • Description of my secret

Owning service

Matches the beginning of the managing service ID prefix, not case-sensitive. For example, my-ser matches secrets managed by services with the prefix my-serv and my-service. For more information, see Secrets managed by other services.

Replicated secrets

You can filter for primary secrets, replica secrets, or secrets that aren't replicated.

Tag keys

Matches the beginning of tag keys; case-sensitive. For example, Tag key: Prod returns secrets with the tag Production and Prod1, but not secrets with the tag prod or 1 Prod.

Tag values

Matches the beginning of tag values; case-sensitive. For example, Tag value: Prod returns secrets with the tag Production and Prod1, but not secrets with the tag value prod or 1 Prod.

Secrets Manager is a regional service and only secrets within the selected region are returned.

AWS CLI

Example List the secrets in your account

The following list-secrets example gets a list of the secrets in your account.

aws secretsmanager list-secrets
Example Filter the list of secrets in your account

The following list-secrets example gets a list of the secrets in your account that have Test in the name. Filtering by name is case sensitive.

aws secretsmanager list-secrets \ --filter Key="name",Values="Test"
Example Find secrets that are managed by other AWS services

The following list-secrets example gets a list of secrets managed by a service. You specify the service by ID. For more information, see Secrets managed by other services.

aws secretsmanager list-secrets --filter Key="owning-service",Values="<service ID prefix>"

AWS SDK

To find secrets by using one of the AWS SDKs, use ListSecrets. For more information, see AWS SDKs.