AWS Systems Manager
User Guide

Learn More About Parameters

AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store provides secure, hierarchical storage for configuration data management and secrets management.

You can store data such as passwords, database strings, and license codes as parameter values. You can store values as plain text or encrypted data. You can reference Systems Manager parameters in your scripts, commands, SSM documents, and configuration and automation workflows.

Parameters work with Systems Manager capabilities such as Run Command, State Manager, and Automation. You can also reference parameters in a number of other AWS services.