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[ aws . glacier ]



This operation creates a new vault with the specified name. The name of the vault must be unique within a region for an AWS account. You can create up to 1,000 vaults per account. If you need to create more vaults, contact Amazon Glacier.

You must use the following guidelines when naming a vault.

  • Names can be between 1 and 255 characters long.
  • Allowed characters are a-z, A-Z, 0-9, '_' (underscore), '-' (hyphen), and '.' (period).

This operation is idempotent.

An AWS account has full permission to perform all operations (actions). However, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users don't have any permissions by default. You must grant them explicit permission to perform specific actions. For more information, see Access Control Using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) .

For conceptual information and underlying REST API, see Creating a Vault in Amazon Glacier and Create Vault in the Amazon Glacier Developer Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation


--account-id <value>
--vault-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--account-id (string)

The AccountId value is the AWS account ID. This value must match the AWS account ID associated with the credentials used to sign the request. You can either specify an AWS account ID or optionally a single '- ' (hyphen), in which case Amazon Glacier uses the AWS account ID associated with the credentials used to sign the request. If you specify your account ID, do not include any hyphens ('-') in the ID.

--vault-name (string)

The name of the vault.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON account-id provided. The JSON account-id 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.


The following command creates a new vault named my-vault:

aws glacier create-vault --vault-name my-vault --account-id -

Amazon Glacier requires an account ID argument when performing operations, but you can use a hyphen to specify the in-use account.


location -> (string)

The URI of the vault that was created.