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API Reference (API Version 2014-03-28)

CreateLogGroup

Creates a log group with the specified name.

You can create up to 5000 log groups per account.

You must use the following guidelines when naming a log group:

  • Log group names must be unique within a region for an AWS account.

  • Log group names can be between 1 and 512 characters long.

  • Log group names consist of the following characters: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, '_' (underscore), '-' (hyphen), '/' (forward slash), and '.' (period).

Request Syntax

{
   "logGroupName": "string"
}

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

logGroupName

The name of the log group.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 512.

Pattern: [\.\-_/#A-Za-z0-9]+

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

InvalidParameterException

A parameter is specified incorrectly.

HTTP Status Code: 400

LimitExceededException

You have reached the maximum number of resources that can be created.

HTTP Status Code: 400

OperationAbortedException

Multiple requests to update the same resource were in conflict.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceAlreadyExistsException

The specified resource already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ServiceUnavailableException

The service cannot complete the request.

HTTP Status Code: 500

Example

To create a log group

The following example creates a log group.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1
Host: logs.<region>.<domain>
X-Amz-Date: <DATE>
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<Credential>, SignedHeaders=content-type;date;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target;x-amzn-requestid, Signature=<Signature>
User-Agent: <UserAgentString>
Accept: application/json
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes>
Connection: Keep-Alive
X-Amz-Target: Logs_20140328.CreateLogGroup
{
  "logGroupName": "my-log-group"
}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
x-amzn-RequestId: <RequestId>
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes>
Date: <Date>