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[ aws . apigateway ]



A feature of the Amazon API Gateway control service for creating a new API from an external API definition file.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--fail-on-warnings | --no-fail-on-warnings]
[--parameters <value>]
--body <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--fail-on-warnings | --no-fail-on-warnings (boolean)

A query parameter to indicate whether to rollback the API creation (true ) or not (false ) when a warning is encountered. The default value is false .

--parameters (map)

Custom header parameters as part of the request. For example, to exclude DocumentationParts from an imported API, set ignore=documentation as a parameters value, as in the AWS CLI command of aws apigateway import-rest-api --parameters ignore=documentation --body 'file:///path/to/imported-api-body.json .

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--body (blob)

The POST request body containing external API definitions. Currently, only Swagger definition JSON files are supported. The maximum size of the API definition file is 2MB.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.


To import a Swagger template and create an API


aws apigateway import-rest-api --body 'file:///path/to/API_Swagger_template.json'


id -> (string)

The API's identifier. This identifier is unique across all of your APIs in Amazon API Gateway.

name -> (string)

The API's name.

description -> (string)

The API's description.

createdDate -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the API was created.

version -> (string)

A version identifier for the API.

warnings -> (list)

The warning messages reported when failonwarnings is turned on during API import.


binaryMediaTypes -> (list)

The list of binary media types supported by the RestApi . By default, the RestApi supports only UTF-8-encoded text payloads.