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ServiceSetting is an account-level setting for an Amazon Web Services service. This setting defines how a user interacts with or uses a service or a feature of a service. For example, if an Amazon Web Services service charges money to the account based on feature or service usage, then the Amazon Web Services service team might create a default setting of "false". This means the user can't use this feature unless they change the setting to "true" and intentionally opt in for a paid feature.

Services map a SettingId object to a setting value. Amazon Web Services services teams define the default value for a SettingId . You can't create a new SettingId , but you can overwrite the default value if you have the ssm:UpdateServiceSetting permission for the setting. Use the GetServiceSetting API operation to view the current value. Or, use the ResetServiceSetting to change the value back to the original value defined by the Amazon Web Services service team.

Update the service setting for the account.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--setting-id <value>
--setting-value <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--setting-id (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the service setting to update. For example, arn:aws:ssm:us-east-1:111122223333:servicesetting/ssm/parameter-store/high-throughput-enabled . The setting ID can be one of the following.

  • /ssm/managed-instance/default-ec2-instance-management-role
  • /ssm/automation/customer-script-log-destination
  • /ssm/automation/customer-script-log-group-name
  • /ssm/documents/console/public-sharing-permission
  • /ssm/managed-instance/activation-tier
  • /ssm/opsinsights/opscenter
  • /ssm/parameter-store/default-parameter-tier
  • /ssm/parameter-store/high-throughput-enabled


Permissions to update the /ssm/managed-instance/default-ec2-instance-management-role setting should only be provided to administrators. Implement least privilege access when allowing individuals to configure or modify the Default Host Management Configuration.

--setting-value (string)

The new value to specify for the service setting. The following list specifies the available values for each setting.

  • For /ssm/managed-instance/default-ec2-instance-management-role , enter the name of an IAM role.
  • For /ssm/automation/customer-script-log-destination , enter CloudWatch .
  • For /ssm/automation/customer-script-log-group-name , enter the name of an Amazon CloudWatch Logs log group.
  • For /ssm/documents/console/public-sharing-permission , enter Enable or Disable .
  • For /ssm/managed-instance/activation-tier , enter standard or advanced .
  • For /ssm/opsinsights/opscenter , enter Enabled or Disabled .
  • For /ssm/parameter-store/default-parameter-tier , enter Standard , Advanced , or Intelligent-Tiering
  • For /ssm/parameter-store/high-throughput-enabled , enter true or false .

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To update the service setting for Parameter Store throughput

The following update-service-setting example updates the current service setting for Parameter Store throughput in the specified region to use increased throughput.

aws ssm update-service-setting \
    --setting-id arn:aws:ssm:us-east-1:123456789012:servicesetting/ssm/parameter-store/high-throughput-enabled \
    --setting-value true

This command produces no output.

For more information, see Increasing Parameter Store Throughput in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide.