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[ aws . resourcegroupstaggingapi ]



Applies one or more tags to the specified resources. Note the following:

  • Not all resources can have tags. For a list of resources that support tagging, see Supported Resources in the AWS Resource Groups and Tag Editor User Guide .
  • Each resource can have up to 50 tags. For other limits, see Tag Restrictions in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances .
  • You can only tag resources that are located in the specified region for the AWS account.
  • To add tags to a resource, you need the necessary permissions for the service that the resource belongs to as well as permissions for adding tags. For more information, see Obtaining Permissions for Tagging in the AWS Resource Groups and Tag Editor User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation


--resource-arn-list <value>
--tags <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--resource-arn-list (list)

A list of ARNs. An ARN (Amazon Resource Name) uniquely identifies a resource. You can specify a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 20 ARNs (resources) to tag. An ARN can be set to a maximum of 1600 characters. For more information, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) and AWS Service Namespaces in the AWS General Reference .


"string" "string" ...

--tags (map)

The tags that you want to add to the specified resources. A tag consists of a key and a value that you define.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--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.


FailedResourcesMap -> (map)

Details of resources that could not be tagged. An error code, status code, and error message are returned for each failed item.

key -> (string)

value -> (structure)

Details of the common errors that all actions return.

StatusCode -> (integer)

The HTTP status code of the common error.

ErrorCode -> (string)

The code of the common error. Valid values include InternalServiceException , InvalidParameterException , and any valid error code returned by the AWS service that hosts the resource that you want to tag.

ErrorMessage -> (string)

The message of the common error.