Using AWS Secrets Manager to Manage, Rotate, and Retrieve Secrets

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This lesson explores AWS Secrets Manager to help you understand how it can be used to implement security best practices by protecting your secrets such as database credentials, API keys, and plaintext.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand when and why you might want to use AWS Secrets Manager
  • Learn how it can be used to effectively enhance your security posture when working with different secrets within your AWS environment

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for anyone who is looking to enhance the security of their AWS environments through AWS Secrets Manager.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have an understanding of:

  • The AWS Key Management Service (KMS) - you can brush up your skills on that with our lesson here
  • IAM policies, although this is not essential
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