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[ aws . ssm ]



Query a list of all parameters used by the AWS account.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--name <value>
[--with-decryption | --no-with-decryption]
[--max-results <value>]
[--next-token <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--name (string)

The name of a parameter you want to query.

--with-decryption | --no-with-decryption (boolean)

Return decrypted values for secure string parameters. This flag is ignored for String and StringList parameter types.

--max-results (integer)

The maximum number of items to return for this call. The call also returns a token that you can specify in a subsequent call to get the next set of results.

--next-token (string)

The token for the next set of items to return. (You received this token from a previous call.)

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.


To get a value history for a parameter

This example lists the value history for a parameter.


aws ssm get-parameter-history --name "welcome"


  "Parameters": [
          "LastModifiedUser": "arn:aws:iam::812345678901:user/admin",
          "LastModifiedDate": 1487880053.085,
          "Type": "String",
          "Name": "welcome",
          "Value": "helloWorld"


Parameters -> (list)

A list of parameters returned by the request.


Information about parameter usage.

Name -> (string)

The name of the parameter.

Type -> (string)

The type of parameter used.

KeyId -> (string)

The ID of the query key used for this parameter.

LastModifiedDate -> (timestamp)

Date the parameter was last changed or updated.

LastModifiedUser -> (string)

Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the AWS user who last changed the parameter.

Description -> (string)

Information about the parameter.

Value -> (string)

The parameter value.

AllowedPattern -> (string)

Parameter names can include the following letters and symbols.


Version -> (long)

The parameter version.

NextToken -> (string)

The token to use when requesting the next set of items. If there are no additional items to return, the string is empty.