AWS Secrets Manager API Reference
AWS Secrets Manager API Reference Guide (API Version 2017-10-17)

CancelRotateSecret

Disables automatic scheduled rotation and cancels the rotation of a secret if one is currently in progress.

To re-enable scheduled rotation, call RotateSecret with AutomaticallyRotateAfterDays set to a value greater than 0. This will immediately rotate your secret and then enable the automatic schedule.

Note

If you cancel a rotation that is in progress, it can leave the VersionStage labels in an unexpected state. Depending on what step of the rotation was in progress, you might need to remove the staging label AWSPENDING from the partially created version, specified by the VersionId response value. You should also evaluate the partially rotated new version to see if it should be deleted, which you can do by removing all staging labels from the new version's VersionStage field.

To successfully start a rotation, the staging label AWSPENDING must be in one of the following states:

  • Not be attached to any version at all

  • Attached to the same version as the staging label AWSCURRENT

If the staging label AWSPENDING is attached to a different version than the version with AWSCURRENT then the attempt to rotate fails.

Minimum permissions

To run this command, you must have the following permissions:

  • secretsmanager:CancelRotateSecret

Related operations

  • To configure rotation for a secret or to manually trigger a rotation, use RotateSecret.

  • To get the rotation configuration details for a secret, use DescribeSecret.

  • To list all of the currently available secrets, use ListSecrets.

  • To list all of the versions currently associated with a secret, use ListSecretVersionIds.

Request Syntax

{ "SecretId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

SecretId

Specifies the secret for which you want to cancel a rotation request. You can specify either the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) or the friendly name of the secret.

Note

If you specify an ARN, we generally recommend that you specify a complete ARN. You can specify a partial ARN too—for example, if you don’t include the final hyphen and six random characters that Secrets Manager adds at the end of the ARN when you created the secret. A partial ARN match can work as long as it uniquely matches only one secret. However, if your secret has a name that ends in a hyphen followed by six characters (before Secrets Manager adds the hyphen and six characters to the ARN) and you try to use that as a partial ARN, then those characters cause Secrets Manager to assume that you’re specifying a complete ARN. This confusion can cause unexpected results. To avoid this situation, we recommend that you don’t create secret names that end with a hyphen followed by six characters.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 2048.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "ARN": "string", "Name": "string", "VersionId": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

ARN

The ARN of the secret for which rotation was canceled.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

Name

The friendly name of the secret for which rotation was canceled.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

VersionId

The unique identifier of the version of the secret that was created during the rotation. This version might not be complete, and should be evaluated for possible deletion. At the very least, you should remove the VersionStage value AWSPENDING to enable this version to be deleted. Failing to clean up a cancelled rotation can block you from successfully starting future rotations.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 32. Maximum length of 64.

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

InternalServiceError

An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidParameterException

You provided an invalid value for a parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidRequestException

You provided a parameter value that is not valid for the current state of the resource.

Possible causes:

  • You tried to perform the operation on a secret that's currently marked deleted.

  • 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.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

We can't find the resource that you asked for.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

The following example shows how to cancel rotation for a secret. The RotationEnabled field is set to false and scheduled rotations are canceled. To resume scheduled rotations, you must reenable rotation by calling RotateSecret.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: secretsmanager.region.domain Accept-Encoding: identity X-Amz-Target: secretsmanager.CancelRotateSecret Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 User-Agent: <user-agent-string> X-Amz-Date: <date> Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<credentials>,SignedHeaders=<headers>, Signature=<signature> Content-Length: <payload-size-bytes> { "SecretId": "MyTestDatabaseSecret" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: <date> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: <response-size-bytes> Connection: keep-alive x-amzn-RequestId: <request-id-guid> { "ARN":"arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:MyTestDatabaseSecret-a1b2c3", "Name":"MyTestDatabaseSecret" }

See Also

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