Store a new secret - AWS Secrets Manager

Store a new secret

AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect access to your IT resources and data by enabling you to easily rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, and other secrets. Start by choosing the type of information you want to protect.

  • If you want to protect credentials that are used to access a database hosted on Amazon RDS, choose the Credentials for RDS database option.

  • If you want to protect credentials that are used to access a database hosted outside of Amazon RDS (for example, on an Amazon EC2 instance that you manage or in an on-premises data center), choose the Credentials for other database option.

  • If you want to protect any other type of secret, such as an API key or an OAuth token, choose the Other type of secret option

You can configure your secret to automatically rotate on a schedule that you specify. Rotation helps keep your IT resources and data secure by regularly changing the secrets. This helps to reduce the risk of leaving a secret unchanged for long periods of time.

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