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[ aws . ssm ]

get-parameters

Description

Get details of a parameter. Don't confuse this API action with the GetParameter API action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  get-parameters
--names <value>
[--with-decryption | --no-with-decryption]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--names (list)

Names of the parameters for which you want to query information.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

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

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

--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. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

Example 1: To list the values for a parameter

The following get-parameters example lists the values for the three specified parameters.

aws ssm get-parameters \
    --names "MyStringParameter" "MyStringListParameter" "MyInvalidParameterName"

Output:

{
    "Parameters": [
        {
            "Name": "MyStringListParameter",
            "Type": "StringList",
            "Value": "alpha,beta,gamma",
            "Version": 1,
            "LastModifiedDate": 1582154764.222,
            "ARN": "arn:aws:ssm:us-east-2:111222333444:parameter/MyStringListParameter"
        },
        {
            "Name": "MyStringParameter",
            "Type": "String",
            "Value": "Vici",
            "Version": 3,
            "LastModifiedDate": 1582156117.545,
            "ARN": "arn:aws:ssm:us-east-2:111222333444:parameter/MyStringParameter"
        }
    ],
    "InvalidParameters": [
        "MyInvalidParameterName"
    ]
}

Example 2: To list names and values of multiple parameters using the ``--query`` option

The following get-parameters example lists the names and values for the specified parameters.

aws ssm get-parameters \
    --names MyStringParameter MyStringListParameter \
    --query "Parameters[*].{Name:Name,Value:Value}"

Output:

[
    {
        "Name": "MyStringListParameter",
        "Value": "alpha,beta,gamma"
    },
    {
        "Name": "MyStringParameter",
        "Value": "Vidi"
    }
]

For more information, see Working with Parameters in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide.

Output

Parameters -> (list)

A list of details for a parameter.

(structure)

An Systems Manager parameter in Parameter Store.

Name -> (string)

The name of the parameter.

Type -> (string)

The type of parameter. Valid values include the following: String , StringList , and SecureString .

Value -> (string)

The parameter value.

Version -> (long)

The parameter version.

Selector -> (string)

Either the version number or the label used to retrieve the parameter value. Specify selectors by using one of the following formats:

parameter_name:version

parameter_name:label

SourceResult -> (string)

Applies to parameters that reference information in other AWS services. SourceResult is the raw result or response from the source.

LastModifiedDate -> (timestamp)

Date the parameter was last changed or updated and the parameter version was created.

ARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the parameter.

DataType -> (string)

The data type of the parameter, such as text or aws:ec2:image . The default is text .

InvalidParameters -> (list)

A list of parameters that are not formatted correctly or do not run during an execution.

(string)