Why so many Secret Manager API requests?


I recently started to use AWS services and periodically I check the usage quantity of the various resources that I have allocated. My AWS configuration consists of AppSync with a Lambda resolver which interacts with an RDS MySQL DB through a RDS Proxy. While the Lambda authenticates to the RDS Proxy through an IAM role, the authentication between proxy and MySQL database is through a password stored as a secret in the AWS Secret Manager. I am sure that my database has been queried less than 400 times however, in the billing page I see that more than 60000 API requests have been performed to the secret manager. Why so many API requests? Is there a way to monitor the amount of requests destined to the secret manager?

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You might try looking at CloudTrail to see when and where the requests are being made from.

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answered 2 months ago
  • I looked now at CloudTrail. It seems that the proxy requests the secret with a very high frequency (about 2 requests per minute). Why so many requests? (I don't know if it could be related, but I have stopped the RDS database for one week)

  • I don't know why that is. I'd suggest creating a support case and get them to liaise with the service team.

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