Select secret type - AWS Secrets Manager

Select secret type

Credentials for an RDS database

Provide the user name and password (credentials), and choose the RDS instance that you’ll access using these credentials. You also specify which AWS KMS key is used to encrypt the secured information in the secret.

Credentials for a Redshift cluster

Provide the user name and password (credentials) and choose the Redshift cluster that you'll access using these credentials. You also specify which AWS KMS key is used to encrypt the secured information in the secret.

Credentials for a DocumentDB database

Provide the user name and password (credentials) and choose the DocumentDB database that you'll access using these credentials. You also specify which AWS KMS key is used to encrypt the secured information in the secret.

Credentials for other database

Choose this option if you want to store a secret for a database that isn't managed by AWS. When you're storing the secret, you'll provide the user name and password (credentials) for the database that you’d use to access the database. You'll also specify the type of database, the IP address, the database name, and the TCP port number that the database uses to listen for requests. You also specify which AWS KMS key is used to encrypt the secured information in the secret. Secrets Manager requires this information to connect to the database to update the credentials during rotation.

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Storing a secret for another service

The Other type of secrets option enables you to create a secret that can store credentials or other information for any type of service.

You specify the information by defining key-value strings that are stored in the secret.

If you enable rotation, you must create a custom Lambda rotation function that can rotate the secret information that you store in this secret. Your secret should include both the credentials and the connection details that are necessary for your custom Lambda rotation function to access the service and make the updates required by a rotation.