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Systems Manager Parameter Store

Amazon EC2 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 then reference values by using the unique name that you specified when you created the parameter. Parameter Store is easily accessible by using the AWS Management console and the AWS CLI. Highly scalable, available, and durable, Parameter Store is backed by the AWS Cloud. Parameter Store is offered at no additional charge and includes generous limits.

Parameter Store offers the following benefits and features.

  • Use a secure, scalable, hosted secrets management service (No servers to manage).

  • Improve your security posture by separating your data from your code.

  • Store configuration data and secure strings in hierarchies and track versions.

  • Control and audit access at granular levels.

  • Configure change notifications and trigger automated actions.

  • Tag parameters individually, and then secure access from different levels, including operational, parameter, EC2 tag, or path levels.

  • Reference parameters across AWS services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon EC2 Container Service, AWS Lambda, AWS CloudFormation, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and other Systems Manager capabilities.

  • Configure integration with AWS KMS, Amazon SNS, Amazon CloudWatch, and AWS CloudTrail for encryption, notification, monitoring, and audit capabilities.

Getting Started with Systems Manager Parameters

To get started with Systems Manager Parameters, complete the following tasks.

Task For More Information

Learn how to use different types of Systems Manager parameters.

About Systems Manager Parameters

Learn how to organize, create, and tag parameters.

Working with Systems Manager Parameters

Configure parameter access and notifications.

Setting Up Systems Manager Parameters

Learn about creating and using Systems Manager parameters in a test environment.

Systems Manager Parameter Store Walkthroughs

Related Content

The following blog posts provide additional information about Parameter Store and how to use this capability with other AWS services.