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aws_ssm_parameter_store - Manage key-value pairs in aws parameter store.

New in version 2.5.

Synopsis

  • Manage key-value pairs in aws parameter store.

Requirements

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

  • boto
  • boto3
  • botocore
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
aws_access_key
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.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
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.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
decryption Default:
yes
Work with SecureString type to get plain text secrets
Boolean
description
parameter key desciption.
ec2_url
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 Default:
aws/ssm (this key is automatically generated at the first parameter created).
aws KMS key to decrypt the secrets.
name
required
parameter key name.
overwrite_value
(added in 2.6)
    Choices:
  • never
  • changed ←
  • always
Option to overwrite an existing value if it already exists.
String
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
region.
security_token
(added in 1.6)
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
state
    Choices:
  • present ←
  • absent
Creates or modifies an existing parameter
Deletes a parameter
string_type
    Choices:
  • String ←
  • StringList
  • SecureString
Parameter String type
validate_certs
bool

(added in 1.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.
value
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_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
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See https://boto.readthedocs.io/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

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

- name: Delete the key
  aws_ssm_parameter_store:
    name: "Hello"
    state: absent

- name: Create or update secure key/value pair with default kms key (aws/ssm)
  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
  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
  aws_ssm_parameter_store:
    name: "overwrite_example"
    description: "This example will always overwrite the value"
    string_type: "String"
    value: "Test1234"
    overwrite_value: "always"

- name: recommend to use with aws_ssm lookup plugin
  debug: msg="{{ lookup('aws_ssm', 'hello') }}"

Return Values

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

Key Returned Description
delete_parameter
dictionary
success
Delete a parameter from the system.

put_parameter
dictionary
success
Add one or more paramaters to the system.



Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Maintenance

This module is flagged as community which means that it is maintained by the Ansible Community. See Module Maintenance & Support for more info.

For a list of other modules that are also maintained by the Ansible Community, see here.

Author

  • Nathan Webster (@nathanwebsterdotme)
  • Bill Wang (ozbillwang@gmail.com)
  • Michael De La Rue (@mikedlr)

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