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create databricks scope by reading AWS secrets manager


Hi, I have datbricks on AWS, I created some secrets in AWS Secrets Manger, I would need to create the scopes based on AWS secrets manager.

When I use Azure's Key Vault, when creating the scope, it uses the option -scope-backend-type AZURE_KEYVAULT, but I didn't find it for AWS.

How would I create a scope with which to read the secrets from AWS Secrets Manager?, or would it only be possible via Python code?



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Hi @thiagoawstest 

Step 1: Create Secret Scope
You can create a secret scope using the Databricks REST API as shown below:

import requests
import json

# Define the endpoint and headers
url = "https://<databricks-instance>/api/2.0/secrets/scopes/create"
headers = {
    "Authorization": "Bearer <your-databricks-token>",
    "Content-Type": "application/json"

# Define the payload
payload = {
    "scope": "aws-secrets-scope",
    "initial_manage_principal": "users"

# Make the request
response =, headers=headers, data=json.dumps(payload))

if response.status_code == 200:
    print("Secret scope created successfully.")
    print(f"Failed to create secret scope: {response.text}")

Is this what you are looking for? Please test it once before deploying it in the workload.

That wouldn't be it, I created secrets within the AWS secret manager, when I use Azure Key Vault when creating the scope in Databricks, I pass a parameter that reads the key vault, but for AWS I didn't find it to read the AWS secrets manager .

I wanted to understand if it is not supported, or would it only be via boto3?