Is it possible to use SSM as the secrets backend with MWAA?



I wanted to check on the possibility of using SSM Parameter store as a secrets backend for MWAA.

From what I see here it does not seem to be the case.

However, the answer to the question is 1 year old, not sure if it is still applicable.

2 Answers

If your requirements include secrets rotation, then Secrets Manager May be better suited than SSM.

Otherwise, SSM secure strings should be enough

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answered 5 months ago
  • From here I understand that SSM supports retrieval of secrets in secrets manager via aliasing, so we could get best of both worlds.

    I wanted to know if MWAA can access SSM.

  • Yes you can use them together, just be cost cautious thought. Basically you link your mwa to secrets manager and then instead of storing the secret in secrets manager, you store an SSM alias name, so they you can rotate that via native secret manager.

    It is doable, as mentioned consider if this “double cost” is worth thought, instead of just using secrets manager withou SSM aliases.


Hi, you can integrate Secrets Manager with MWAA; it's all detailled here

Hope it helps


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answered 5 months ago
  • Thank you. I know that Secrets Manager can integrate with MWAA, I am checking if SSM can be used with MWAA. I know it can be used with Airflow.

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