AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Validates that a resource policy does not grant a wide range of principals access to your secret. A resource-based policy is optional for secrets.

The API performs three checks when validating the policy:

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:ValidateResourcePolicy and secretsmanager:PutResourcePolicy. For more information, see IAM policy actions for Secrets Manager and Authentication and access control in Secrets Manager.


For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to ValidateResourcePolicyAsync.

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


public virtual ValidateResourcePolicyResponse ValidateResourcePolicy(
         ValidateResourcePolicyRequest request


Type: Amazon.SecretsManager.Model.ValidateResourcePolicyRequest

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

Return Value

The response from the ValidateResourcePolicy 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.
MalformedPolicyDocumentException The resource policy has syntax errors.
ResourceNotFoundException Secrets Manager can't find the resource that you asked for.


The following example shows how to validate a resource-based policy to a secret.

To validate a resource-based policy to a secret

            var client = new AmazonSecretsManagerClient();
            var response = client.ValidateResourcePolicy(new ValidateResourcePolicyRequest 
                ResourcePolicy = "{
                SecretId = "MyTestDatabaseSecret"

            bool policyValidationPassed = response.PolicyValidationPassed;
            List<ValidationErrorsEntry> validationErrors = response.ValidationErrors;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5 and newer, 3.5

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