[ aws . secretsmanager ]



Replicates the secret to a new Regions. See Multi-Region secrets .

Required permissions: secretsmanager:ReplicateSecretToRegions . For more information, see IAM policy actions for Secrets Manager and Authentication and access control in Secrets Manager .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--secret-id <value>
--add-replica-regions <value>
[--force-overwrite-replica-secret | --no-force-overwrite-replica-secret]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--secret-id (string)

The ARN or name of the secret to replicate.

--add-replica-regions (list)

A list of Regions in which to replicate the secret.


A custom type that specifies a Region and the KmsKeyId for a replica secret.

Region -> (string)

A Region code. For a list of Region codes, see Name and code of Regions .

KmsKeyId -> (string)

The ARN, key ID, or alias of the KMS key to encrypt the secret. If you don’t include this field, Secrets Manager uses aws/secretsmanager .

Shorthand Syntax:

Region=string,KmsKeyId=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Region": "string",
    "KmsKeyId": "string"

--force-overwrite-replica-secret | --no-force-overwrite-replica-secret (boolean)

Specifies whether to overwrite a secret with the same name in the destination Region.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To replicate a secret to another region

The following replicate-secret-to-regions example replicates a secret to eu-west-3. The replica is encrypted with the AWS managed key aws/secretsmanager.

aws secretsmanager replicate-secret-to-regions \
    --secret-id MyTestSecret \
    --add-replica-regions Region=eu-west-3


    "ARN": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:MyTestSecret-1a2b3c",
    "ReplicationStatus": [
            "Region": "eu-west-3",
            "KmsKeyId": "alias/aws/secretsmanager",
            "Status": "InProgress"

For more information, see Replicate a secret to another Region in the Secrets Manager User Guide.


ARN -> (string)

The ARN of the primary secret.

ReplicationStatus -> (list)

The status of replication.


A replication object consisting of a RegionReplicationStatus object and includes a Region, KMSKeyId, status, and status message.

Region -> (string)

The Region where replication occurs.

KmsKeyId -> (string)

Can be an ARN , Key ID , or Alias .

Status -> (string)

The status can be InProgress , Failed , or InSync .

StatusMessage -> (string)

Status message such as “Secret with this name already exists in this region “.

LastAccessedDate -> (timestamp)

The date that you last accessed the secret in the Region.