[ aws . ssm ]



Retrieves the current snapshot for the patch baseline the instance uses. This API is primarily used by the AWS-RunPatchBaseline Systems Manager document.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--instance-id <value>
--snapshot-id <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--instance-id (string)

The ID of the instance for which the appropriate patch snapshot should be retrieved.

--snapshot-id (string)

The user-defined snapshot ID.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To retrieve the current snapshot for the patch baseline an instance uses

The following get-deployable-patch-snapshot-for-instance example retrieves details for the current snapshot for the specified patch baseline used by an instance. This command must be run from the instance using the instance credentials. To ensure it uses the instance credentials, run aws configure and specify only the Region of your instance. Leave the Access Key and Secret Key fields empty.

Tip: Use uuidgen to generate a snapshot-id.

aws ssm get-deployable-patch-snapshot-for-instance \
    --instance-id "i-1234567890abcdef0" \
    --snapshot-id "521c3536-930c-4aa9-950e-01234567abcd"


    "InstanceId": "i-1234567890abcdef0",
    "SnapshotId": "521c3536-930c-4aa9-950e-01234567abcd",
    "Product": "AmazonLinux2018.03",
    "SnapshotDownloadUrl": "https://patch-baseline-snapshot-us-east-1.s3.amazonaws.com/ed85194ef27214f5984f28b4d664d14f7313568fea7d4b6ac6c10ad1f729d7e7-773304212436/AMAZON_LINUX-521c3536-930c-4aa9-950e-01234567abcd?X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Date=20190215T164031Z&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Expires=86400&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAJ5C56P35AEBRX2QQ%2F20190215%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Signature=efaaaf6e3878e77f48a6697e015efdbda9c426b09c5822055075c062f6ad2149"

For more information, see Parameter name: Snapshot ID in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide.


InstanceId -> (string)

The ID of the instance.

SnapshotId -> (string)

The user-defined snapshot ID.

SnapshotDownloadUrl -> (string)

A pre-signed Amazon S3 URL that can be used to download the patch snapshot.

Product -> (string)

Returns the specific operating system (for example Windows Server 2012 or Amazon Linux 2015.09) on the instance for the specified patch snapshot.