AWS::AppConfig::Application - AWS CloudFormation


The AWS::AppConfig::Application resource creates an application. In AWS AppConfig, an application is simply an organizational construct like a folder. This organizational construct has a relationship with some unit of executable code. For example, you could create an application called MyMobileApp to organize and manage configuration data for a mobile application installed by your users.

AWS AppConfig requires that you create resources and deploy a configuration in the following order:

  1. Create an application

  2. Create an environment

  3. Create a configuration profile

  4. Choose a pre-defined deployment strategy or create your own

  5. Deploy the configuration

For more information, see AWS AppConfig in the AWS AppConfig User Guide.


To declare this entity in your AWS CloudFormation template, use the following syntax:


{ "Type" : "AWS::AppConfig::Application", "Properties" : { "Description" : String, "Name" : String, "Tags" : [ Tags, ... ] } }


Type: AWS::AppConfig::Application Properties: Description: String Name: String Tags: - Tags



A description of the application.

Required: No

Type: String

Minimum: 0

Maximum: 1024

Update requires: No interruption


A name for the application.

Required: Yes

Type: String

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 64

Update requires: No interruption


Metadata to assign to the application. Tags help organize and categorize your AWS AppConfig resources. Each tag consists of a key and an optional value, both of which you define.

Required: No

Type: Array of Tags

Update requires: No interruption

Return values


When you pass the logical ID of this resource to the intrinsic Ref function, Ref returns the application ID.


The Fn::GetAtt intrinsic function returns a value for a specified attribute of this type. The following are the available attributes and sample return values.

For more information about using the Fn::GetAtt intrinsic function, see Fn::GetAtt.


The application ID.


AWS AppConfig application example

The following example creates a simple AWS AppConfig application named MyTestApplication. An application in AWS AppConfig is a logical unit of code that provides capabilities for your customers. For example, an application can be a microservice that runs on Amazon EC2 instances, a mobile application installed by your users, a serverless application using Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda, or any system you run on behalf of others.


BasicApplication": { "Type": "AWS::AppConfig::Application", "Properties": { "Name": "MyTestApplication", "Description": "A sample test application.", "Tags": [ { "Key": "Env", "Value": "test" } ] } } }


BasicApplication: Type: AWS::AppConfig::Application Properties: Name: "MyTestApplication" Description: "A sample test application." Tags: - Key: Env Value: test

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