API Reference

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Package ssm provides the client and types for making API requests to Amazon Simple Systems Manager (SSM).

AWS Systems Manager is a collection of capabilities that helps you automate management tasks such as collecting system inventory, applying operating system (OS) patches, automating the creation of Amazon Machine Images (AMIs), and configuring operating systems (OSs) and applications at scale. Systems Manager lets you remotely and securely manage the configuration of your managed instances. A managed instance is any Amazon EC2 instance or on-premises machine in your hybrid environment that has been configured for Systems Manager.

This reference is intended to be used with the AWS Systems Manager User Guide (

To get started, verify prerequisites and configure managed instances. For more information, see Systems Manager Prerequisites ( in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide.

For information about other API actions you can perform on Amazon EC2 instances, see the Amazon EC2 API Reference ( For information about how to use a Query API, see Making API Requests (

See for more information on this service.

See ssm package documentation for more information.

Using the Client

To contact Amazon Simple Systems Manager (SSM) with the SDK use the New function to create a new service client. With that client you can make API requests to the service. These clients are safe to use concurrently.

See the SDK's documentation for more information on how to use the SDK.

See aws.Config documentation for more information on configuring SDK clients.

See the Amazon Simple Systems Manager (SSM) client SSM for more information on creating client for this service.