AWS App Runner now supports retrieving secrets and configuration data stored in AWS Secrets Manager and AWS Systems Manager (SSM) Parameter Store in an App Runner service as runtime environment variables. App Runner makes it easier for developers to quickly deploy containerized web applications and APIs to the cloud, at scale, and without managing infrastructure. Many web applications and APIs access sensitive information such as database credentials and API keys to connect to downstream systems. Some developers prefer to decouple the management of sensitive information from application code to improve code re-usability and reduce operational overhead of updating and re-building application code to update secrets and configuration data. Now, you can securely reference secrets and configuration data stored in Secrets Manager and SSM Parameter Store as runtime environment variables in your App Runner service. This allows you to manage your sensitive information separate from the application code and service configuration, helping you enhance the security posture of applications running on App Runner.