ValidateResourcePolicy - AWS Secrets Manager

ValidateResourcePolicy

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:

  • Sends a call to Zelkova, an automated reasoning engine, to ensure your resource policy does not allow broad access to your secret, for example policies that use a wildcard for the principal.

  • Checks for correct syntax in a policy.

  • Verifies the policy does not lock out a caller.

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

Request Syntax

{ "ResourcePolicy": "string", "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.

ResourcePolicy

A JSON-formatted string that contains an AWS resource-based policy. The policy in the string identifies who can access or manage this secret and its versions. For example policies, see Permissions policy examples.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 20480.

Required: Yes

SecretId

This field is reserved for internal use.

Type: String

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

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "PolicyValidationPassed": boolean, "ValidationErrors": [ { "CheckName": "string", "ErrorMessage": "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.

PolicyValidationPassed

True if your policy passes validation, otherwise false.

Type: Boolean

ValidationErrors

Validation errors if your policy didn't pass validation.

Type: Array of ValidationErrorsEntry objects

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

MalformedPolicyDocumentException

The resource policy has syntax errors.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

Secrets Manager can't find the resource that you asked for.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Examples

Example

The following example shows how to validate a JSON policy.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: secretsmanager.region.domain Accept-Encoding: identity X-Amz-Target: secretsmanager.ValidateResourcePolicy 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", "ResourcePolicy": "{\n\"Version\":\"2012-10-17\",\n\"Statement\":[{\n\"Effect\":\"Allow\",\n\"Principal\":{\n\"AWS\":\"arn:aws:iam::123456789012:root\"\n},\n\"Action\":\"secretsmanager:GetSecretValue\",\n\"Resource\":\"*\"\n}]\n}" }

See Also

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