Viewing SSM Command document content - AWS Systems Manager

Viewing SSM Command document content

To preview the required and optional parameters for an AWS Systems Manager (SSM) Command document, in addition to the actions the document runs, you can view the content of the document in the Systems Manager console.

To view SSM Command document content

  1. Open the AWS Systems Manager console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Documents.


    If the AWS Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Documents in the navigation pane.

  3. In the search box, select Document type, and then select Command.

  4. Choose the name of a document, and then choose the Content tab.

  5. In the content field, review the available parameters and action steps for the document.

    For example, the following image shows that (1) version and (2) allowDowngrade are optional parameters for the AWS-UpdateSSMAgent document, and that the first action run by the document is (3) aws:updateSsmAgent.

                        View SSM document content in the Systems Manager console