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

RestoreSecret

Cancels the scheduled deletion of a secret by removing the DeletedDate time stamp. This makes the secret accessible to query once again.

Minimum permissions

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

  • secretsmanager:RestoreSecret

Related operations

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 that you want to restore from a previously scheduled deletion. 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" }

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 that was restored.

Type: String

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

Name

The friendly name of the secret that was restored.

Type: String

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

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 restore a secret that was previously scheduled for deletion. The JSON request string input and response output are shown formatted with white space and line breaks for better readability. Submit your input as a single line JSON string.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: secretsmanager.region.domain Accept-Encoding: identity X-Amz-Target: secretsmanager.RestoreSecret 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: