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aws-codepipeline-actions: SecretValue is not assignable to type

See original GitHub issue

Since 1.83.0 the oauthToken field in codepipeline_actions.GitHubSourceAction cannot be assigned the secret value as per the docs and examples.

Reproduction Steps

new codepipeline_actions.GitHubSourceAction({
  actionName: "...",
  owner: "...",
  repo: "...",
  oauthToken: cdk.SecretValue.secretsManager("my-github-token"),
  output: sourceOutput,
  branch: "...",

What did you expect to happen?

Oauth token is assigned correctly

What actually happened?

⨯ Unable to compile TypeScript:
lib/pipeline-stack.ts:54:7 - error TS2322: Type 'import("/opt/code/aws/pipeline/node_modules/@aws-cdk/core/lib/secret-value").SecretValue' is not assignable to type 'import("/opt/code/aws/pipeline/node_modules/@aws-cdk/aws-cloudwatch/node_modules/@aws-cdk/core/lib/secret-value").SecretValue'.
  Types have separate declarations of a private property 'value'.

54       oauthToken: cdk.SecretValue.secretsManager('my-github-token'),

    117     readonly oauthToken: SecretValue;
    The expected type comes from property 'oauthToken' which is declared here on type 'GitHubSourceActionProps'


  • CDK CLI Version : 1.83.0
  • Framework Version: 1.83.0
  • Node.js Version: 10.22.1
  • OS : Ubuntu
  • Language (Version): TypeScript


It looks like there are multiple definitions of SecretValue one within aws-cloudwatch and one within cdk-core.

This is 🐛 Bug Report

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:7 (3 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

fire015commented, Jan 12, 2021

I figured out what the problem was!

In my package.json file the @aws-cdk/core dependency was missing the ^ so it was fixed to 1.82 whereas the other packages were correctly installing 1.83.

Thanks for your help.

skinny85commented, Jan 12, 2021

I don’t think you’ll get the same error if you remove your package-lock.json file. That’s because you’re using ^ to specify your dependencies, which means running npm install without a package-lock.json at different times will produce different results (based on what version of the CDK is currently the latest).

If you want to unblock yourself, I can see two easy ways:

  1. Remove the package-lock.json file, and run npm install again.
  2. Use the npm update command to update the CDK packages you are depending on in your package-lock.json file.

Thanks, Adam

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