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

What Is AWS CloudFormation Designer?

AWS CloudFormation Designer (Designer) is a graphic tool for creating, viewing, and modifying AWS CloudFormation templates. With Designer, you can diagram your template resources using a drag-and-drop interface, and then edit their details using the integrated JSON text editor. Whether you are a new or an experienced AWS CloudFormation user, AWS CloudFormation Designer can help you quickly see the interrelationship between a template's resources and easily modify templates.

Designer is part of the AWS CloudFormation console. To use it, open Designer at and sign in with your AWS credentials.


AWS CloudFormation Designer supports only JSON-formatted templates. Don't use YAML-formatted templates.