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AWS Amplify CLI adds support for storing environment variables and secrets accessed by AWS Lambda functions



Amplify CLI now supports storing environment variables and secrets to be used in AWS Lambda functions to help separate environment-specific configurations from business logic. The AWS Amplify CLI is a command line toolchain that helps frontend developers create app backends in the cloud that often include business logic powered by AWS Lambda functions. Customers use environment variables to store environment-specific values, such as API endpoints, and secrets to securely store sensitive information, such as API keys. With today’s launch, Amplify customers can iterate faster on their business logic by moving environment-specific configuration values into environment variables or secrets. A secret value is stored as a SecureString in AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store and can be updated independently without redeploying the Amplify backend. Learn how to configure environment variables and secret values for Amplify’s Function category by checking out the [Amplify documentation](