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Using AWS Secrets Manager for Storing and Rotating Database Credentials

This hands-on lab walks you through how to create a secret in Secrets Manager and how to reference that secret in a CloudFormation template. Additionally, you will configure a 30-day rotation of that secret.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 45m
Clock icon Dec 29, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a New Secret in Secrets Manager (with Secret Rotation)

    • Create a secret for an RDS DB.
    • Store the secrets (i.e., username/password).
    • Set up secret rotation.
  2. Challenge

    Create a Reference to the Secret in the CloudFormation Template

    • Select the lab-provided stack.
    • Modify the template to reference the secret in Secrets Manager.
  3. Challenge

    Update CloudFormation Stack

    Update the CloudFormation stack and verify the successful completion of the stack update.

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