Welcome to the AWS OpsWorks API Reference. This guide provides descriptions, syntax, and usage examples about AWS OpsWorks actions and data types, including common parameters and error codes.
AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that provides an integrated experience for overseeing the complete application lifecycle. For information about this product, go to the AWS OpsWorks details page.
SDKs and CLI
The most common way to use the AWS OpsWorks API is by using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) or by using one of the AWS SDKs to implement applications in your preferred language. For more information, see:
AWS OpsWorks supports only one endpoint, opsworks.us-east-1.amazonaws.com (HTTPS), so you must connect to that endpoint. You can then use the API to direct AWS OpsWorks to create stacks in any AWS Region.
When you call CreateStack, CloneStack, or UpdateStack we recommend you
ConfigurationManager parameter to specify the Chef version.
The recommended value for Linux stacks, which is also the default value,
is currently 11.10. Windows stacks use Chef 12.2. For more information,
see Chef Versions.
You can also specify Chef 11.4 or Chef 0.9 for your Linux stack. However, Chef 0.9 has been deprecated. We do not recommend using Chef 0.9 for new stacks, and we recommend migrating your existing Chef 0.9 stacks to Chef 11.10 as soon as possible.
This document was last updated on September 3, 2015.