AWS Systems Manager Automation

learn AWS Systems Manager Automation

SSM Automation document

  • contains one or more steps that run in sequential order
  • can specify parameters
  • Each step is built around a single action
  • Output from one step can be used as input in a later step
  • json or yaml documents
  • can run python or powershell scripts via aws:executeScript
  • invoke aws:invokeLambdaFunction
  • can specify execution role via AutomationAssumeRole parameter. if not specified, uses the security context of calling principal