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SecretsManagerClient.createSecret(name, secretString, description, [versionID], [tags])

SecretsManagerClient.createSecret creates a secret in AWS' secrets manager.

namestringThe friendly name of the secret. You can use forward slashes in the name to represent a path hierarchy.
secretStringstringThe text data to encrypt and store in this new version of the secret. We recommend you use a JSON structure of key/value pairs for your secret value.
descriptionstringThe description of the secret.
versionID (optional)stringOptional unique version identifier for the created secret. If no versionID is provided, an auto-generated UUID will be used instead.
tags (optional)Array<{"key": "value"},>A list of tags to attach to the secret. Each tag is a key and value pair of strings in a JSON text string


import { AWSConfig, SecretsManagerClient } from '';
const awsConfig = new AWSConfig(
const secretsManager = new SecretsManagerClient(awsConfig);
const testSecretName = 'jslib-test-secret';
const testSecretValue = 'jslib-test-value';
export default function () {
// Let's create our test secret.
const testSecret = secretsManager.createSecret(
'this is a test secret, delete me.'
// Let's get its value and verify it was indeed created.
const createdSecret = secretsManager.getSecret(testSecretName);