Infrastructure security in AWS Secrets Manager - AWS Secrets Manager

Infrastructure security in AWS Secrets Manager

As a managed service, AWS Secrets Manager is protected by the AWS global network security procedures described in the Amazon Web Services: Overview of Security Processes whitepaper.

You use AWS published API calls to access Secrets Manager through the network. Clients must support Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.1. We recommend TLS 1.2. Clients must also support cipher suites with perfect forward secrecy (PFS) such as Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman (DHE) or Elliptic Curve Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman (ECDHE). Most modern systems such as Java 7 and later support these modes.

Additionally, requests must be signed by using an access key ID and a secret access key associated with an IAM principal. Or you can use the AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) to generate temporary security credentials to sign requests.