AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Configures and starts the asynchronous process of rotating the secret. For information about rotation, see Rotate secrets in the Secrets Manager User Guide. If you include the configuration parameters, the operation sets the values for the secret and then immediately starts a rotation. If you don't include the configuration parameters, the operation starts a rotation with the values already stored in the secret.

When rotation is successful, the AWSPENDING staging label might be attached to the same version as the AWSCURRENT version, or it might not be attached to any version. If the AWSPENDING staging label is present but not attached to the same version as AWSCURRENT, then any later invocation of RotateSecret assumes that a previous rotation request is still in progress and returns an error. When rotation is unsuccessful, the AWSPENDING staging label might be attached to an empty secret version. For more information, see Troubleshoot rotation in the Secrets Manager User Guide.

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

Required permissions: secretsmanager:RotateSecret. For more information, see IAM policy actions for Secrets Manager and Authentication and access control in Secrets Manager. You also need lambda:InvokeFunction permissions on the rotation function. For more information, see Permissions for rotation.


This is an asynchronous operation using the standard naming convention for .NET 4.5 or higher. For .NET 3.5 the operation is implemented as a pair of methods using the standard naming convention of BeginRotateSecret and EndRotateSecret.

Namespace: Amazon.SecretsManager
Assembly: AWSSDK.SecretsManager.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual Task<RotateSecretResponse> RotateSecretAsync(
         RotateSecretRequest request,
         CancellationToken cancellationToken


Type: Amazon.SecretsManager.Model.RotateSecretRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the RotateSecret service method.

Type: System.Threading.CancellationToken

A cancellation token that can be used by other objects or threads to receive notice of cancellation.

Return Value

The response from the RotateSecret service method, as returned by SecretsManager.


InternalServiceErrorException An error occurred on the server side.
InvalidParameterException The parameter name or value is invalid.
InvalidRequestException A parameter value is not valid for the current state of the resource. Possible causes: The secret is scheduled for deletion. You tried to enable rotation on a secret that doesn't already have a Lambda function ARN configured and you didn't include such an ARN as a parameter in this call. The secret is managed by another service, and you must use that service to update it. For more information, see Secrets managed by other Amazon Web Services services.
ResourceNotFoundException Secrets Manager can't find the resource that you asked for.

Version Information

Supported in: 8.0 and newer, Core 3.1

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 2.0

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5 and newer

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