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.
You will also practice storing encrypted data (Secure string) in SSM Parameter Store and data will be encrypted by AWS KMS.
Duration: 45 minutes
AWS Region: US East (N. Virginia) us-east-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.
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.
Launching Lab Environment
Create Parameter Store and store the data
Create an Environment in CloudShell
View the data from CloudShell using get-parameters
View the data from CloudShell using get-parameters-by-path
Delete the CloudShell directory
Delete the Parameters