GetRandomPassword - AWS Secrets Manager

GetRandomPassword

Generates a random password. We recommend that you specify the maximum length and include every character type that the system you are generating a password for can support.

Request Syntax

{ "ExcludeCharacters": "string", "ExcludeLowercase": boolean, "ExcludeNumbers": boolean, "ExcludePunctuation": boolean, "ExcludeUppercase": boolean, "IncludeSpace": boolean, "PasswordLength": number, "RequireEachIncludedType": boolean }

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.

ExcludeCharacters

A string of the characters that you don't want in the password.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 4096.

Required: No

ExcludeLowercase

Set to true to exclude lowercase letters from the password. If you don't include this switch, the password can contain lowercase letters.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

ExcludeNumbers

Set to true to exclude numbers from the password. If you don't include this switch, the password can contain numbers.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

ExcludePunctuation

Set to true to exclude the following punctuation characters from the password: ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~. If you don't include this switch, the password can contain punctuation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

ExcludeUppercase

Set to true to exclude uppercase letters from the password. If you don't include this switch, the password can contain uppercase letters.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

IncludeSpace

Set to true to exclude the space character. If you don't include this switch, the password can contain space characters.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

PasswordLength

The length of the password. If you don't include this parameter, the default length is 32 characters.

Type: Long

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 4096.

Required: No

RequireEachIncludedType

Set to true to include at least one of every allowed character type. If you don't include this switch, the password contains at least one of every character type.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "RandomPassword": "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.

RandomPassword

A string with the password.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 4096.

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

The parameter name is invalid value.

HTTP Status Code: 400

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.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Examples

Example

The following example shows how to request a randomly generated password. This example includes the optional flags to require spaces and at least one character of each included type. It specifies a length of 20 characters.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: secretsmanager.region.domain Accept-Encoding: identity X-Amz-Target: secretsmanager.GetRandomPassword 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> { "PasswordLength": 20, "IncludeSpace": true, "RequireEachIncludedType": true }

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> { "RandomPassword":"N+Z43a,>vx7j O8^*<8i3" }

See Also

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