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AWS Solutions Architect Associate (SAA-C02)

Secrets Manager

  • For storing secrets only
  • Ability to force rotation of secrets every n days (not available in Parameter Store)
  • A secret consists of multiple key-value pairs
  • Secrets are encrypted using KMS
  • Mostly used for RDS authentication
    • need to specify the username and password to access the database
    • link the secret to the database to allow for automatic rotation of database login info
  • Can create custom secrets

Last updated: 2022-05-20