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Secrets Manager examples using Amazon SDK for .NET

The following code examples show you how to perform actions and implement common scenarios by using the Amazon SDK for .NET with Secrets Manager.

Actions are code excerpts that show you how to call individual service functions.

Scenarios are code examples that show you how to accomplish a specific task by calling multiple functions within the same service.

Each example includes a link to GitHub, where you can find instructions on how to set up and run the code in context.



The following code example shows how to get a Secrets Manager secret value.

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There's more on GitHub. Find the complete example and learn how to set up and run in the Amazon Code Examples Repository.

using System; using System.IO; using System.Threading.Tasks; using Amazon.SecretsManager; using Amazon.SecretsManager.Model; /// <summary> /// This example uses the Amazon Web Service Secrets Manager to retrieve /// the secret value for the provided secret name. This example was created /// using the AWS SDK for .NET v3.7 and .NET Core 5.0. /// </summary> public class GetSecretValue { /// <summary> /// The main method initializes the necessary values and then calls /// the GetSecretAsync and DecodeString methods to get the decoded /// secret value for the secret named in secretName. /// </summary> public static async Task Main() { string secretName = "<<{{MySecretName}}>>"; string secret; IAmazonSecretsManager client = new AmazonSecretsManagerClient(); var response = await GetSecretAsync(client, secretName); if (response is not null) { secret = DecodeString(response); if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(secret)) { Console.WriteLine($"The decoded secret value is: {secret}."); } else { Console.WriteLine("No secret value was returned."); } } } /// <summary> /// Retrieves the secret value given the name of the secret to /// retrieve. /// </summary> /// <param name="client">The client object used to retrieve the secret /// value for the given secret name.</param> /// <param name="secretName">The name of the secret value to retrieve.</param> /// <returns>The GetSecretValueReponse object returned by /// GetSecretValueAsync.</returns> public static async Task<GetSecretValueResponse> GetSecretAsync( IAmazonSecretsManager client, string secretName) { GetSecretValueRequest request = new(); request.SecretId = secretName; request.VersionStage = "AWSCURRENT"; // VersionStage defaults to AWSCURRENT if unspecified. GetSecretValueResponse response = null; // For the sake of simplicity, this example handles only the most // general SecretsManager exception. try { response = await client.GetSecretValueAsync(request); } catch (AmazonSecretsManagerException e) { Console.WriteLine($"Error: {e.Message}"); } return response; } /// <summary> /// Decodes the secret returned by the call to GetSecretValueAsync and /// returns it to the calling program. /// </summary> /// <param name="response">A GetSecretValueResponse object containing /// the requested secret value returned by GetSecretValueAsync.</param> /// <returns>A string representing the decoded secret value.</returns> public static string DecodeString(GetSecretValueResponse response) { // Decrypts secret using the associated AWS Key Management Service // Customer Master Key (CMK.) Depending on whether the secret is a // string or binary value, one of these fields will be populated. MemoryStream memoryStream = new(); if (response.SecretString is not null) { var secret = response.SecretString; return secret; } else if (response.SecretBinary is not null) { memoryStream = response.SecretBinary; StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(memoryStream); string decodedBinarySecret = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetString(Convert.FromBase64String(reader.ReadToEnd())); return decodedBinarySecret; } else { return string.Empty; } } }
  • For API details, see GetSecretValue in Amazon SDK for .NET API Reference.