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Store data in SSM Parameter store and view from AWS CLI

Lab Details

  1. This lab walks you through the steps to store the sample data in AWS Systems Manager's Parameter Store and View the data from CloudShell CLI.

  2. You will also practice storing encrypted data (Secure string) in SSM Parameter Store and data will be encrypted by AWS KMS.

  3. Duration: 45 minutes

  4. AWS Region: US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1

About SSM Parameter Store

  1.  Use case of Parameter store

    • Parameter Store can be used for securely storing configuration and secrets.

    • You can also encrypt the data AWS KMS

    • It is claimed to be a serverless service, easily scalable, highly durable, easy SDK, and free to use.

    • You can use the version tracking feature for your configurations/secrets.

    • It provides configuration management using path & IAM.

    • Notifications can be enabled with CloudWatch Events.

    • It can also be Integrated with CloudFormation.

  2. In this lab, you will be storing the database endpoint and database password in the SSM Parameter Store, and viewing via SSH through CloudShell, which is AWS CLI integrated into the Console.

Architecture Diagram

Task Details

  1. Launching Lab Environment

  2. Create Parameter Store and store the data

  3. Create an Environment in CloudShell

  4. View the data from CloudShell using get-parameters

  5. View the data from CloudShell using get-parameters-by-path

  6. Validation of the lab

  7. Deleting AWS Resources