Deletes a secret.

If you call this operation without specifying a recovery period, the deleted secret can be recovered within 30 days.

If you specify a recovery period, the deleted secret can be recovered within the recovery period. You can also forcibly delete a secret. A forcibly deleted secret cannot be recovered.


OpenAPI Explorer automatically calculates the signature value. For your convenience, we recommend that you call this operation in OpenAPI Explorer. OpenAPI Explorer dynamically generates the sample code of the operation for different SDKs.

Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes DeleteSecret

The operation that you want to perform.

Set the value to DeleteSecret.

SecretName String Yes secret001

The name of the secret you want to delete.

ForceDeleteWithoutRecovery String No false

Specifies whether to forcibly delete the secret. If this parameter is set to true, the secret cannot be recovered.

Valid values:

  • true
  • false (default value)
RecoveryWindowInDays String No 10

Specifies the recovery period of the secret if you do not forcibly delete it. Default value: 30

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
PlannedDeleteTime String 2020-02-21T23:36:07.713703651+08:00

The time when the secret is scheduled to be deleted.

RequestId String 38bbed2a-15e0-45ad-98d4-816ad2ccf4ea

The ID of the request.

SecretName String secret001

The name of the secret.


Sample requests

&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format


JSON format

    "SecretName": "secret001",
    "RequestId": "38bbed2a-15e0-45ad-98d4-816ad2ccf4ea",
    "PlannedDeleteTime": "2020-02-21T23:36:07.713703651+08:00"

Error codes

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