SSM / Paginator / DescribeParameters


class SSM.Paginator.DescribeParameters#
paginator = client.get_paginator('describe_parameters')

Creates an iterator that will paginate through responses from SSM.Client.describe_parameters().

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response_iterator = paginator.paginate(
            'Key': 'Name'|'Type'|'KeyId',
            'Values': [
            'Key': 'string',
            'Option': 'string',
            'Values': [
        'MaxItems': 123,
        'PageSize': 123,
        'StartingToken': 'string'
  • Filters (list) –

    This data type is deprecated. Instead, use ParameterFilters.

    • (dict) –

      This data type is deprecated. Instead, use ParameterStringFilter.

      • Key (string) – [REQUIRED]

        The name of the filter.

      • Values (list) – [REQUIRED]

        The filter values.

        • (string) –

  • ParameterFilters (list) –

    Filters to limit the request results.

    • (dict) –

      One or more filters. Use a filter to return a more specific list of results.

      • Key (string) – [REQUIRED]

        The name of the filter.

        The ParameterStringFilter object is used by the DescribeParameters and GetParametersByPath API operations. However, not all of the pattern values listed for Key can be used with both operations.

        For DescribeParameters, all of the listed patterns are valid except Label.

        For GetParametersByPath, the following patterns listed for Key aren’t valid: tag, DataType, Name, Path, and Tier.

        For examples of Amazon Web Services CLI commands demonstrating valid parameter filter constructions, see Searching for Systems Manager parameters in the Amazon Web Services Systems Manager User Guide.

      • Option (string) –

        For all filters used with DescribeParameters, valid options include Equals and BeginsWith. The Name filter additionally supports the Contains option. (Exception: For filters using the key Path, valid options include Recursive and OneLevel.)

        For filters used with GetParametersByPath, valid options include Equals and BeginsWith. (Exception: For filters using Label as the Key name, the only valid option is Equals.)

      • Values (list) –

        The value you want to search for.

        • (string) –

  • Shared (boolean) –

    Lists parameters that are shared with you.


    By default when using this option, the command returns parameters that have been shared using a standard Resource Access Manager Resource Share. In order for a parameter that was shared using the PutResourcePolicy command to be returned, the associated RAM Resource Share Created From Policy must have been promoted to a standard Resource Share using the RAM PromoteResourceShareCreatedFromPolicy API operation.

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

  • PaginationConfig (dict) –

    A dictionary that provides parameters to control pagination.

    • MaxItems (integer) –

      The total number of items to return. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified in max-items then a NextToken will be provided in the output that you can use to resume pagination.

    • PageSize (integer) –

      The size of each page.

    • StartingToken (string) –

      A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previous response.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'Parameters': [
            'Name': 'string',
            'ARN': 'string',
            'Type': 'String'|'StringList'|'SecureString',
            'KeyId': 'string',
            'LastModifiedDate': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'LastModifiedUser': 'string',
            'Description': 'string',
            'AllowedPattern': 'string',
            'Version': 123,
            'Tier': 'Standard'|'Advanced'|'Intelligent-Tiering',
            'Policies': [
                    'PolicyText': 'string',
                    'PolicyType': 'string',
                    'PolicyStatus': 'string'
            'DataType': 'string'


Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • Parameters (list) –

      Parameters returned by the request.

      • (dict) –

        Metadata includes information like the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the last user to update the parameter and the date and time the parameter was last used.

        • Name (string) –

          The parameter name.

        • ARN (string) –

          The (ARN) of the last user to update the parameter.

        • Type (string) –

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

        • KeyId (string) –

          The alias of the Key Management Service (KMS) key used to encrypt the parameter. Applies to SecureString parameters only.

        • LastModifiedDate (datetime) –

          Date the parameter was last changed or updated.

        • LastModifiedUser (string) –

          Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon Web Services user who last changed the parameter.

        • Description (string) –

          Description of the parameter actions.

        • AllowedPattern (string) –

          A parameter name can include only the following letters and symbols.


        • Version (integer) –

          The parameter version.

        • Tier (string) –

          The parameter tier.

        • Policies (list) –

          A list of policies associated with a parameter.

          • (dict) –

            One or more policies assigned to a parameter.

            • PolicyText (string) –

              The JSON text of the policy.

            • PolicyType (string) –

              The type of policy. Parameter Store, a capability of Amazon Web Services Systems Manager, supports the following policy types: Expiration, ExpirationNotification, and NoChangeNotification.

            • PolicyStatus (string) –

              The status of the policy. Policies report the following statuses: Pending (the policy hasn’t been enforced or applied yet), Finished (the policy was applied), Failed (the policy wasn’t applied), or InProgress (the policy is being applied now).

        • DataType (string) –

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