community.aws.aws_ssm_parameter_store module – Manage key-value pairs in aws parameter store.

Note

This module is part of the community.aws collection (version 3.2.1).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.aws.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.aws.aws_ssm_parameter_store.

New in version 1.0.0: of community.aws

Synopsis

  • Manage key-value pairs in aws parameter store.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • python >= 3.6

  • boto3 >= 1.16.0

  • botocore >= 1.19.0

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

aws_access_key

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key

string

AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_access_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

aws_ca_bundle

path

The location of a CA Bundle to use when validating SSL certificates.

Not used by boto 2 based modules.

Note: The CA Bundle is read ‘module’ side and may need to be explicitly copied from the controller if not run locally.

aws_config

dictionary

A dictionary to modify the botocore configuration.

Parameters can be found at https://botocore.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/reference/config.html#botocore.config.Config.

Only the ‘user_agent’ key is used for boto modules. See http://boto.cloudhackers.com/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html#boto for more boto configuration.

aws_secret_key

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key

string

AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the aws_secret_key and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

debug_botocore_endpoint_logs

boolean

Use a botocore.endpoint logger to parse the unique (rather than total) “resource:action” API calls made during a task, outputing the set to the resource_actions key in the task results. Use the aws_resource_action callback to output to total list made during a playbook. The ANSIBLE_DEBUG_BOTOCORE_LOGS environment variable may also be used.

Choices:

  • no ← (default)

  • yes

decryption

boolean

Work with SecureString type to get plain text secrets

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

description

string

Parameter key description.

ec2_url

aliases: aws_endpoint_url, endpoint_url

string

URL to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.

key_id

string

AWS KMS key to decrypt the secrets.

The default key (alias/aws/ssm) is automatically generated the first time it’s requested.

Default: “alias/aws/ssm”

name

string / required

Parameter key name.

overwrite_value

string

Option to overwrite an existing value if it already exists.

Choices:

  • never

  • changed ← (default)

  • always

profile

aliases: aws_profile

string

Using profile will override aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token and support for passing them at the same time as profile has been deprecated.

aws_access_key, aws_secret_key and security_token will be made mutually exclusive with profile after 2022-06-01.

region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region

string

The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

security_token

aliases: aws_security_token, access_token

string

AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

If profile is set this parameter is ignored.

Passing the security_token and profile options at the same time has been deprecated and the options will be made mutually exclusive after 2022-06-01.

state

string

Creates or modifies an existing parameter.

Deletes a parameter.

Choices:

  • present ← (default)

  • absent

string_type

string

Parameter String type.

Choices:

  • String ← (default)

  • StringList

  • SecureString

tier

string

added in 1.5.0 of community.aws

Parameter store tier type.

Choices:

  • Standard ← (default)

  • Advanced

  • Intelligent-Tiering

validate_certs

boolean

When set to “no”, SSL certificates will not be validated for communication with the AWS APIs.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

value

string

Parameter value.

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_PROFILE or AWS_DEFAULT_PROFILE, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION, AWS_CA_BUNDLE

  • When no credentials are explicitly provided the AWS SDK (boto3) that Ansible uses will fall back to its configuration files (typically ~/.aws/credentials). See https://boto3.amazonaws.com/v1/documentation/api/latest/guide/credentials.html for more information.

  • Modules based on the original AWS SDK (boto) may read their default configuration from different files. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html for more information.

  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be defined in the configuration files.

Examples

- name: Create or update key/value pair in aws parameter store
  community.aws.aws_ssm_parameter_store:
    name: "Hello"
    description: "This is your first key"
    value: "World"

- name: Delete the key
  community.aws.aws_ssm_parameter_store:
    name: "Hello"
    state: absent

- name: Create or update secure key/value pair with default kms key (aws/ssm)
  community.aws.aws_ssm_parameter_store:
    name: "Hello"
    description: "This is your first key"
    string_type: "SecureString"
    value: "World"

- name: Create or update secure key/value pair with nominated kms key
  community.aws.aws_ssm_parameter_store:
    name: "Hello"
    description: "This is your first key"
    string_type: "SecureString"
    key_id: "alias/demo"
    value: "World"

- name: Always update a parameter store value and create a new version
  community.aws.aws_ssm_parameter_store:
    name: "overwrite_example"
    description: "This example will always overwrite the value"
    string_type: "String"
    value: "Test1234"
    overwrite_value: "always"

- name: Create or update key/value pair in aws parameter store with tier
  community.aws.aws_ssm_parameter_store:
    name: "Hello"
    description: "This is your first key"
    value: "World"
    tier: "Advanced"

- name: recommend to use with aws_ssm lookup plugin
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{ lookup('amazon.aws.aws_ssm', 'hello') }}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key

Description

delete_parameter

dictionary

Delete a parameter from the system.

Returned: success

put_parameter

dictionary

Add one or more parameters to the system.

Returned: success

Authors

  • Davinder Pal (@116davinder)

  • Nathan Webster (@nathanwebsterdotme)

  • Bill Wang (@ozbillwang)

  • Michael De La Rue (@mikedlr)