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script to copy all SSM parameter store parameters to disk
#!/usr/bin/env python
# copy all SSM parameter store parameters to disk
import os, sys, argparse, boto3
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description='copy all parameter values to local')
parser.add_argument("--path", dest="path", required=True,
help="to copy the keys from", metavar="STRING")
parser.add_argument("--directory", dest="directory", required=True,
help="to write the keys into", metavar="FILE")
parser.add_argument("--recursive", dest="recursive", action="store_true", default=False, help="copy")
options = parser.parse_args()
if not os.path.isdir(
except OSError as e:
parser.error('could not create directory {}'.format(e))
ssm = boto3.client('ssm')
paginator = ssm.get_paginator('get_parameters_by_path')
count = 0
for page in paginator.paginate(Path=options.path, WithDecryption=True, Recursive=options.recursive):
for parameter in page['Parameters']:
count += 1
dirname = os.path.dirname(parameter['Name'])[len(options.path)+1:]
targetdir = os.path.join(, dirname)
basename = os.path.basename(parameter['Name'])
filepath = os.path.join(targetdir, basename)
sys.stderr.write('INFO: copying parameter {} from {} to {}.\n'.format(basename, dirname,
if not os.path.isdir(targetdir):
with os.fdopen(, os.O_WRONLY | os.O_CREAT, 0o600), 'w') as handle:
sys.stderr.write('INFO: {} parameters copied.\n'.format(count))
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