SSM / Client / get_parameters



Get information about one or more parameters by specifying multiple parameter names.


To get information about a single parameter, you can use the GetParameter operation instead.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.get_parameters(
  • Names (list) –


    The names or Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) of the parameters that you want to query. For parameters shared with you from another account, you must use the full ARNs.

    To query by parameter label, use "Name": "name:label". To query by parameter version, use "Name": "name:version".


    The results for GetParameters requests are listed in alphabetical order in query responses.

    For information about shared parameters, see Working with shared parameters in the Amazon Web Services Systems Manager User Guide.

    • (string) –

  • WithDecryption (boolean) – Return decrypted secure string value. Return decrypted values for secure string parameters. This flag is ignored for String and StringList parameter types.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'Parameters': [
            'Name': 'string',
            'Type': 'String'|'StringList'|'SecureString',
            'Value': 'string',
            'Version': 123,
            'Selector': 'string',
            'SourceResult': 'string',
            'LastModifiedDate': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'ARN': 'string',
            'DataType': 'string'
    'InvalidParameters': [

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • Parameters (list) –

      A list of details for a parameter.

      • (dict) –

        An Amazon Web Services Systems Manager parameter in Parameter Store.

        • Name (string) –

          The name of the parameter.

        • Type (string) –

          The type of parameter. Valid values include the following: String, StringList, and SecureString.


          If type is StringList, the system returns a comma-separated string with no spaces between commas in the Value field.

        • Value (string) –

          The parameter value.


          If type is StringList, the system returns a comma-separated string with no spaces between commas in the Value field.

        • Version (integer) –

          The parameter version.

        • Selector (string) –

          Either the version number or the label used to retrieve the parameter value. Specify selectors by using one of the following formats:



        • SourceResult (string) –

          Applies to parameters that reference information in other Amazon Web Services services. SourceResult is the raw result or response from the source.

        • LastModifiedDate (datetime) –

          Date the parameter was last changed or updated and the parameter version was created.

        • ARN (string) –

          The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the parameter.

        • DataType (string) –

          The data type of the parameter, such as text or aws:ec2:image. The default is text.

    • InvalidParameters (list) –

      A list of parameters that aren’t formatted correctly or don’t run during an execution.

      • (string) –


  • SSM.Client.exceptions.InvalidKeyId

  • SSM.Client.exceptions.InternalServerError