Posted On: Mar 4, 2021

AWS Secrets Manager now enables you to replicate secrets across multiple AWS Regions. You can now give your multi-Region applications access to replicated secrets in the corresponding Regions and rely on AWS Secrets Manager to keep the replicas in sync with the primary secret. This feature abstracts the complexity of replicating secrets across Regions, enabling customers to leverage Secrets Manager to easily manage secrets needed to support their multi-Region applications and disaster recovery strategies. You can use this functionality through the AWS Secrets Manager console, CreateSecret and ReplicateSecretToRegions API, or via AWS CloudFormation to replicate secrets in one or more Regions.

AWS Secrets Manager enables you to retrieve and manage secrets such as database credentials and API keys throughout their lifecycle. AWS Secrets Manager also makes it easier to follow the security best practice of using short-term secrets by rotating secrets safely on a schedule that you determine. For example, you can configure Secrets Manager to rotate a database credential daily, turning a typical, long-term secret in to a short-term secret that is rotated automatically. For a list of regions where Secrets Manager is available, see the AWS Region table.

To learn more about the the feature, visit the AWS Secrets Manager documentation and our blog.