Differences & Similarities between AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store & AWS Secrets Manager


This lesson examines the differences and similarities between the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store and AWS Secrets Manager so that it is clear which one you should use when storing secrets within your AWS accounts.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to determine under what circumstance you should use one of these services over the other when it comes to the management of your secrets.

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to store secrets in the most appropriate way in AWS.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have some familiarity with the fundamentals of AWS and a basic understanding of secrets. 

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