AWS CloudFormation
User Guide (API Version 2010-05-15)
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Template Description Declaration

The template Description section is optional. When it is present, it must follow the AWSTemplateFormatVersion section.

The template Description enables you to provide arbitrary comments about your template. It is a literal JSON string that is between 0 and 1024 bytes in length; its value cannot be based on a parameter or function. The Description declaration is written as a key/value pair, as shown:

"Description" : "Contains an autoscaling group and a load balancer.",