AWS CloudFormation
User Guide (API Version 2010-05-15)
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AWS CloudFormation Resource Tags Type

You can use the AWS CloudFormation Resource Tags property to apply tags to resources, which can help you identify and categorize those resources. You can tag only resources for which AWS CloudFormation supports tagging. For information about which resources you can tag with AWS CloudFormation, see the individual resources in AWS Resource Types Reference.


Tagging implementations might vary by resource. For example, AWS::AutoScaling::AutoScalingGroup provides an additional, required PropagateAtLaunch property as part of its tagging scheme.

In addition to any tags you define, AWS CloudFormation automatically creates the following stack-level tags with the prefix aws::

  • aws:cloudformation:logical-id

  • aws:cloudformation:stack-id

  • aws:cloudformation:stack-name

All stack-level tags, including automatically created tags, are propagated to resources that AWS CloudFormation supports. Currently, tags are not propagated to Amazon EBS volumes that are created from block device mappings.


   "Key" : String,
   "Value" : String



The key name of the tag.

Required: Yes

Type: String


The value for the tag.

Required: Yes

Type: String