Sharing SSM documents - Amazon Systems Manager
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Sharing SSM documents

You can share Amazon Systems Manager (SSM) documents privately or publicly with accounts in the same Amazon Web Services Region. To privately share a document, you modify the document permissions and allow specific individuals to access it according to their Amazon Web Services account ID. To publicly share an SSM document, you modify the document permissions and specify All.

Warning

Use shared SSM documents only from trusted sources. When using any shared document, carefully review the contents of the document before using it so that you understand how it will change the configuration of your instance. For more information about shared document best practices, see Best practices for shared SSM documents.

Limitations

As you begin working with SSM documents, be aware of the following limitations.

  • Only the owner can share a document.

  • You must stop sharing a document before you can delete it. For more information, see Modify permissions for a shared SSM document.

  • You can share a document with a maximum of 1000 Amazon Web Services accounts. You can request an increase to this limit in the Amazon Web Services Support Center. For Limit type, choose EC2 Systems Manager and describe your reason for the request.

  • You can publicly share a maximum of five SSM documents. You can request an increase to this limit in the Amazon Web Services Support Center. For Limit type, choose EC2 Systems Manager and describe your reason for the request.

  • Documents can be shared with other accounts in the same Amazon Web Services Region only. Cross-Region sharing isn't supported.

For more information about Systems Manager service quotas, see Amazon Systems Manager Service Quotas.