AWSConfigRemediation-RotateSecret - Amazon Systems Manager Automation runbook reference
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The AWSConfigRemediation-RotateSecret runbook rotates a secret stored in Amazon Secrets Manager.

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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.

  • RotationInterval

    Type: Interval

    Valid values: 1-365

    Description: (Required) The number of days between rotations of the secret.

  • RotationLambdaArn

    Type: String

    Description: (Required) The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Lambda funtion that can rotate the secret.

  • SecretId

    Type: String

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

Required IAM permissions

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

  • ssm:StartAutomationExecution

  • ssm:GetAutomationExecution

  • lambda:InvokeFunction

  • secretsmanager:DescribeSecret

  • secretsmanager:RotateSecret

Document Steps

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

  • aws:executeScript - Verifies rotation has been enabled on the secret.