SSM Parameter Store
- SSM stands for Systems Manager
- Secure storage for configuration and secrets.
- Optional encryption using KMS
- Serverless, scalable, durable with easy to use SDK.
- Version tracking for configuration and secrets.
- Integration with CloudFormation
Configuration management path & IAM
Notifications using CloudWatch events. In Config we had notifications using either CloudWatch events or SNS.
- We can inject sensitive data into ECS using SSM parameter store and secrets manager.
- Standard parameters tier is free whereas advanced parameter tier is not.
Parameter policies (only for advanced parameters)
- Allow to assign a TTL to a parameter (expiration date) to force updating or deleting sensitive data such as passwords
- Can assign multiple policies at a time
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Last updated: 2022-06-01