Secret - Amazon Elastic Container Service


An object representing the secret to expose to your container. Secrets can be exposed to a container in the following ways:

  • To inject sensitive data into your containers as environment variables, use the secrets container definition parameter.

  • To reference sensitive information in the log configuration of a container, use the secretOptions container definition parameter.

For more information, see Specifying Sensitive Data in the Amazon Elastic Container Service Developer Guide.



The name of the secret.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The secret to expose to the container. The supported values are either the full ARN of the AWS Secrets Manager secret or the full ARN of the parameter in the SSM Parameter Store.


If the SSM Parameter Store parameter exists in the same Region as the task you're launching, then you can use either the full ARN or name of the parameter. If the parameter exists in a different Region, then the full ARN must be specified.

Type: String

Required: Yes

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: