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Creates a new assessment target using the ARN of the resource group that is generated by create-resource-group . You can create up to 50 assessment targets per AWS account. You can run up to 500 concurrent agents per AWS account. For more information, see Amazon Inspector Assessment Targets .

See also: AWS API Documentation


--assessment-target-name <value>
--resource-group-arn <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--assessment-target-name (string)

The user-defined name that identifies the assessment target that you want to create. The name must be unique within the AWS account.

--resource-group-arn (string)

The ARN that specifies the resource group that is used to create the assessment target.

--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 create an assessment target

The following create-assessment-target command creates an assessment target named ExampleAssessmentTarget using the resource group with the ARN of arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:resourcegroup/0-AB6DMKnv:

aws inspector create-assessment-target --assessment-target-name ExampleAssessmentTarget --resource-group-arn arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:resourcegroup/0-AB6DMKnv


    "assessmentTargetArn": "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:target/0-nvgVhaxX"

For more information, see Amazon Inspector Assessment Targets in the Amazon Inspector guide.


assessmentTargetArn -> (string)

The ARN that specifies the assessment target that is created.