AWS Secrets Manager
User Guide

Document History for AWS Secrets Manager

The following table describes major documentation updates for AWS Secrets Manager.

  • API version: 2017-10-17

Change Description Date

Delete a secret without a recovery window

You can now delete secrets without specifying a recovery window. This enables you to 'clean up' unneeded secrets without having to wait a minimum of seven days.

August 9, 2018

Private VPC service endpoints

You can now configure private service endpoints for Secrets Manager within your VPCs. This enables you to call Secrets Manager API operations from within a VPC without requiring connection to the public internet.

July 11, 2018

Resource-based policies

You can now attach IAM permission policies directly to a secret to determine who can access that secret. This also enables cross-account access because you can specify other AWS accounts in the Principal element of a resource-based policy.

June 26, 2018

Compliance with HIPAA

Secrets Manager is now available as a HIPAA-eligible service.

June 4, 2018

Initial release of service

Documentation is provided for the initial release of AWS Secrets Manager.

April 4, 2018