AWS CodeDeploy
User Guide (API Version 2014-10-06)

Edit a Trigger in an AWS CodeDeploy Deployment Group

If your notification requirements change, you can modify your trigger rather than create a new one.

Modify an AWS CodeDeploy Trigger (Console)

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the AWS CodeDeploy console at


    Sign in with the same account or IAM user information you used in Getting Started.

  2. On the Applications page, choose the name of the application associated with the deployment group where you will modify a trigger.

  3. On the Application details page, choose the arrow next to the deployment group where you will edit a trigger.

  4. In the Triggers area, locate the name of the trigger you want to modify, and then choose the pencil icon at the end of its row.

  5. Update the trigger name, selected events, or Amazon SNS topic, and then choose Save.

Modify an AWS CodeDeploy Trigger (CLI)

To use the AWS CLI to change trigger details for AWS CodeDeploy events when you update a deployment group, create a JSON file to define changes to the deployment group's properties, and then run the update-deployment-group command with the --cli-input-json option.

The simplest way to create the JSON file is to run the get-deployment-group command to get the current deployment group details in JSON format, and then edit the required values in a plain-text editor.

  1. Run the following command, substituting the names of your application and deployment group for application and deployment-group:

    aws deploy get-deployment-group --application-name application --deployment-group-name deployment-group
  2. Copy the results of the command into a plain-text editor and then delete the following:

    • At the beginning of the output, delete { "deploymentGroupInfo":.

    • At the end of the output, delete }.

    • Delete the row containing deploymentGroupId.

    • Delete the row containing deploymentGroupName.

    The contents of your text file should now look similar to the following:

    { "applicationName": "TestApp-us-east-1", "deploymentConfigName": "CodeDeployDefault.OneAtATime", "autoScalingGroups": [], "ec2TagFilters": [ { "Type": "KEY_AND_VALUE", "Value": "East-1-Instances", "Key": "Name" } ], "triggerConfigurations": [ { "triggerEvents": [ "DeploymentStart", "DeploymentSuccess", "DeploymentFailure", "DeploymentStop" ], "triggerTargetArn": "arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:111222333444:Trigger-group-us-east-1", "triggerName": "Trigger-group-us-east-1" } ], "serviceRoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::444455556666:role/AnyCompany-service-role", "onPremisesInstanceTagFilters": [] }
  3. Change any parameters, as necessary. For information about trigger configuration parameters, see TriggerConfig.

  4. Save your updates as a JSON file, and then run the update-deployment-group command using the --cli-input-json option. Be sure to include the --current-deployment-group-name option and substitute the name of your JSON file for filename:


    Be sure to include file:// before the file name. It is required in this command.

    aws deploy update-deployment-group --current-deployment-group-name deployment-group-name --cli-input-json file://filename.json

At the end of the creation process, you will receive a test notification message that indicates both permissions and trigger details are set up correctly.