The CDK Construct Library for AWS::SSM

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import awsCdkAwsSsm from 'https://cdn.skypack.dev/@aws-cdk/aws-ssm';


AWS Systems Manager Construct Library

cfn-resources: Stable

cdk-constructs: Stable

This module is part of the AWS Cloud Development Kit project.


Install the module:

$ npm i @aws-cdk/aws-ssm

Import it into your code:

import * as ssm from '@aws-cdk/aws-ssm';

Using existing SSM Parameters in your CDK app

You can reference existing SSM Parameter Store values that you want to use in your CDK app by using ssm.ParameterStoreString:

using SSM parameter

Creating new SSM Parameters in your CDK app

You can create either ssm.StringParameter or ssm.StringListParameters in a CDK app. These are public (not secret) values. Parameters of type SecureString cannot be created directly from a CDK application; if you want to provision secrets automatically, use Secrets Manager Secrets (see the @aws-cdk/aws-secretsmanager package).

new ssm.StringParameter(this, 'Parameter', {
  allowedPattern: '.*',
  description: 'The value Foo',
  parameterName: 'FooParameter',
  stringValue: 'Foo',
  tier: ssm.ParameterTier.ADVANCED,

creating SSM parameters

When specifying an allowedPattern, the values provided as string literals are validated against the pattern and an exception is raised if a value provided does not comply.