AWSConfigRemediation-DeleteSecret - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-RotateSecret runbook deletes a secret and all of the versions stored in Amazon Secrets Manager. You can optionally specify the recovery window during which you can restore the secret. If you don't specify a value for the RecoveryWindowInDays parameter, the operation defaults to 30 days.

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  • AutomationAssumeRole

    Type: String

    Allowed values: ^arn:(?:aws|aws-us-gov|aws-cn):iam::\d{12}:role\/[\w+=,.@/-]+$

    Description: (Required) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that allows Systems Manager Automation to perform the actions on your behalf.

  • RecoveryWindowInDays

    Type: Integer

    Valid values: 7-30

    Default: 30

    Description: (Optional) The number of days which you can restore the secret.

  • SecretId

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the secret you want to delete.

Required IAM permissions

The AutomationAssumeRole parameter requires the following actions to successfully use the runbook.

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

  • secretsmanager:DeleteSecret

  • secretsmanager:DescribeSecret

Document Steps

  • aws:executeAwsApi - Deletes the secret you specify in the SecretId parameter.

  • aws:executeScript - Verifies the secret has been scheduled for deletion.