SecretsManager / Client / cancel_rotate_secret



Turns off automatic rotation, and if a rotation is currently in progress, cancels the rotation.

If you cancel a rotation in progress, it can leave the VersionStage labels in an unexpected state. You might need to remove the staging label AWSPENDING from the partially created version. You also need to determine whether to roll back to the previous version of the secret by moving the staging label AWSCURRENT to the version that has AWSPENDING. To determine which version has a specific staging label, call ListSecretVersionIds. Then use UpdateSecretVersionStage to change staging labels. For more information, see How rotation works.

To turn on automatic rotation again, call RotateSecret.

Secrets Manager generates a CloudTrail log entry when you call this action. Do not include sensitive information in request parameters because it might be logged. For more information, see Logging Secrets Manager events with CloudTrail.

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

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.cancel_rotate_secret(

SecretId (string) –


The ARN or name of the secret.

For an ARN, we recommend that you specify a complete ARN rather than a partial ARN. See Finding a secret from a partial ARN.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'ARN': 'string',
    'Name': 'string',
    'VersionId': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • ARN (string) –

      The ARN of the secret.

    • Name (string) –

      The name of the secret.

    • VersionId (string) –

      The unique identifier of the version of the secret created during the rotation. This version might not be complete, and should be evaluated for possible deletion. We recommend that you remove the VersionStage value AWSPENDING from this version so that Secrets Manager can delete it. Failing to clean up a cancelled rotation can block you from starting future rotations.


  • SecretsManager.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException

  • SecretsManager.Client.exceptions.InvalidParameterException

  • SecretsManager.Client.exceptions.InternalServiceError

  • SecretsManager.Client.exceptions.InvalidRequestException


The following example shows how to cancel rotation for a secret. The operation sets the RotationEnabled field to false and cancels all scheduled rotations. To resume scheduled rotations, you must re-enable rotation by calling the rotate-secret operation.

response = client.cancel_rotate_secret(


Expected Output:

    'ARN': 'arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789012:secret:MyTestDatabaseSecret-a1b2c3',
    'Name': 'Name',
    'ResponseMetadata': {
        '...': '...',