GetServiceSetting - AWS Systems Manager


ServiceSetting is an account-level setting for an AWS service. This setting defines how a user interacts with or uses a service or a feature of a service. For example, if an AWS service charges money to the account based on feature or service usage, then the AWS 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. AWS 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 UpdateServiceSetting API operation to change the default setting. Or use the ResetServiceSetting to change the value back to the original value defined by the AWS service team.

Query the current service setting for the AWS account.

Request Syntax

{ "SettingId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The ID of the service setting to get. 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

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1000.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "ServiceSetting": { "ARN": "string", "LastModifiedDate": number, "LastModifiedUser": "string", "SettingId": "string", "SettingValue": "string", "Status": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The query result of the current service setting.

Type: ServiceSetting object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The specified service setting wasn't found. Either the service name or the setting hasn't been provisioned by the AWS service team.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of GetServiceSetting.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity X-Amz-Target: AmazonSSM.GetServiceSetting Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 User-Agent: aws-cli/1.17.12 Python/3.6.8 Darwin/18.7.0 botocore/1.14.12 X-Amz-Date: 20200324T203339Z Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20200324/us-east-2/ssm/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=39c3b3042cd2aEXAMPLE Content-Length: 54 { "SettingId": "/ssm/managed-instance/activation-tier" }

Sample Response

{ "ServiceSetting": { "ARN": "arn:aws:ssm:us-east-2:111122223333:servicesetting/ssm/managed-instance/activation-tier", "LastModifiedDate": 1579136114.275, "LastModifiedUser": "System", "SettingId": "/ssm/managed-instance/activation-tier", "SettingValue": "standard", "Status": "Default" } }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: