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Deploying applications on Amazon EC2 with AWS CloudFormation

You can use AWS CloudFormation to automatically install, configure, and start applications on Amazon EC2 instances. Doing so enables you to easily duplicate deployments and update existing installations without connecting directly to the instance, which can save you a lot of time and effort.

CloudFormation includes a set of helper scripts (cfn-init, cfn-signal, cfn-get-metadata, and cfn-hup) that are based on cloud-init. You call these helper scripts from your CloudFormation templates to install, configure, and update applications on Amazon EC2 instances that are in the same template.

The following walkthrough describes how to create a template that launches a LAMP stack by using cfn helper scripts to install, configure, and start Apache, MySQL, and PHP. You'll start with a simple template that sets up a basic Amazon EC2 instance running Amazon Linux, and then continue adding to the template until it describes a full LAMP stack.

For additional strategies and examples about deploying applications with CloudFormation, see the Bootstrapping applications via AWS CloudFormation article.

Basic Amazon EC2 instance

You start with a basic template that defines a single Amazon EC2 instance with a security group that allows SSH traffic on port 22 and HTTP traffic on port 80, as shown in the following example:

{ "AWSTemplateFormatVersion" : "2010-09-09", "Description" : "AWS CloudFormation sample template LAMP_Single_Instance: Create a LAMP stack using a single EC2 instance and a local MySQL database for storage. This template demonstrates using the AWS CloudFormation bootstrap scripts to install the packages and files necessary to deploy the Apache web server, PHP, and MySQL at instance launch time. **WARNING** This template creates an Amazon EC2 instance. You will be billed for the AWS resources used if you create a stack from this template.", "Parameters" : { "KeyName": { "Description" : "Name of an existing EC2 KeyPair to enable SSH access to the instance", "Type": "AWS::EC2::KeyPair::KeyName", "ConstraintDescription" : "Can contain only ASCII characters." }, "InstanceType" : { "Description" : "WebServer EC2 instance type", "Type" : "String", "Default" : "t2.small", "AllowedValues" : [ "t1.micro", "t2.nano", "t2.micro", "t2.small", "t2.medium", "t2.large", "m1.small", "m1.medium", "m1.large", "m1.xlarge", "m2.xlarge", "m2.2xlarge", "m2.4xlarge", "m3.medium", "m3.large", "m3.xlarge", "m3.2xlarge", "m4.large", "m4.xlarge", "m4.2xlarge", "m4.4xlarge", "m4.10xlarge", "c1.medium", "c1.xlarge", "c3.large", "c3.xlarge", "c3.2xlarge", "c3.4xlarge", "c3.8xlarge", "c4.large", "c4.xlarge", "c4.2xlarge", "c4.4xlarge", "c4.8xlarge", "g2.2xlarge", "g2.8xlarge", "r3.large", "r3.xlarge", "r3.2xlarge", "r3.4xlarge", "r3.8xlarge", "i2.xlarge", "i2.2xlarge", "i2.4xlarge", "i2.8xlarge", "d2.xlarge", "d2.2xlarge", "d2.4xlarge", "d2.8xlarge", "hi1.4xlarge", "hs1.8xlarge", "cr1.8xlarge", "cc2.8xlarge", "cg1.4xlarge" ], "ConstraintDescription" : "must be a valid EC2 instance type." }, "SSHLocation" : { "Description" : "The IP address range that can be used to SSH to the EC2 instances", "Type": "String", "MinLength": "9", "MaxLength": "18", "Default": "0.0.0.0/0", "AllowedPattern": "(\\d{1,3})\\.(\\d{1,3})\\.(\\d{1,3})\\.(\\d{1,3})/(\\d{1,2})", "ConstraintDescription": "Must be a valid IP CIDR range of the form x.x.x.x/x" } }, "Mappings" : { "AWSInstanceType2Arch" : { "t1.micro" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "t2.nano" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "t2.micro" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "t2.small" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "t2.medium" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "t2.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m1.small" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m1.medium" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m1.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m1.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m2.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m2.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m2.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m3.medium" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m3.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m3.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m3.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m4.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m4.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m4.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m4.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m4.10xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c1.medium" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c1.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c3.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c3.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c3.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c3.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c3.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c4.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c4.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c4.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c4.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c4.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "g2.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVMG2" }, "g2.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVMG2" }, "r3.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "r3.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "r3.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "r3.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "r3.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "i2.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "i2.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "i2.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "i2.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "d2.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "d2.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "d2.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "d2.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "hi1.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "hs1.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "cr1.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "cc2.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" } }, "AWSRegionArch2AMI" : { "us-east-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0ff8a91507f77f867", "HVMG2" : "ami-0a584ac55a7631c0c"}, "us-west-2" : {"HVM64" : "ami-a0cfeed8", "HVMG2" : "ami-0e09505bc235aa82d"}, "us-west-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0bdb828fd58c52235", "HVMG2" : "ami-066ee5fd4a9ef77f1"}, "eu-west-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-047bb4163c506cd98", "HVMG2" : "ami-0a7c483d527806435"}, "eu-west-2" : {"HVM64" : "ami-f976839e", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "eu-west-3" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0ebc281c20e89ba4b", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "eu-central-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0233214e13e500f77", "HVMG2" : "ami-06223d46a6d0661c7"}, "ap-northeast-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-06cd52961ce9f0d85", "HVMG2" : "ami-053cdd503598e4a9d"}, "ap-northeast-2" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0a10b2721688ce9d2", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "ap-northeast-3" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0d98120a9fb693f07", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "ap-southeast-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-08569b978cc4dfa10", "HVMG2" : "ami-0be9df32ae9f92309"}, "ap-southeast-2" : {"HVM64" : "ami-09b42976632b27e9b", "HVMG2" : "ami-0a9ce9fecc3d1daf8"}, "ap-south-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0912f71e06545ad88", "HVMG2" : "ami-097b15e89dbdcfcf4"}, "us-east-2" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0b59bfac6be064b78", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "ca-central-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0b18956f", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "sa-east-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-07b14488da8ea02a0", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "cn-north-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0a4eaf6c4454eda75", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "cn-northwest-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-6b6a7d09", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"} } }, "Resources" : { "WebServerInstance": { "Type": "AWS::EC2::Instance", "Properties": { "ImageId" : { "Fn::FindInMap" : [ "AWSRegionArch2AMI", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, { "Fn::FindInMap" : [ "AWSInstanceType2Arch", { "Ref" : "InstanceType" }, "Arch" ] } ] }, "InstanceType" : { "Ref" : "InstanceType" }, "SecurityGroups" : [ {"Ref" : "WebServerSecurityGroup"} ], "KeyName" : { "Ref" : "KeyName" } } }, "WebServerSecurityGroup" : { "Type" : "AWS::EC2::SecurityGroup", "Properties" : { "GroupDescription" : "Enable HTTP access via port 80", "SecurityGroupIngress" : [ {"IpProtocol" : "tcp", "FromPort" : 80, "ToPort" : 80, "CidrIp" : "0.0.0.0/0"}, {"IpProtocol" : "tcp", "FromPort" : 22, "ToPort" : 22, "CidrIp" : { "Ref" : "SSHLocation"}} ] } } }, "Outputs" : { "WebsiteURL" : { "Description" : "URL for newly created LAMP stack", "Value" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", ["http://", { "Fn::GetAtt" : [ "WebServerInstance", "PublicDnsName" ]}]] } } } }

In addition to the Amazon EC2 instance and security group, we create three input parameters that specify the instance type, an Amazon EC2 key pair to use for SSH access, and an IP address range that can be used to SSH to the instance. The mapping section ensures that CloudFormation uses the correct AMI ID for the stack's region and the Amazon EC2 instance type. Finally, the output section outputs the public URL of the web server.

Basic Amazon EC2 instance

AWSTemplateFormatVersion: 2010-09-09 Description: >- AWS CloudFormation sample template LAMP_Single_Instance: Create a LAMP stack using a single EC2 instance and a local MySQL database for storage. This template demonstrates using the AWS CloudFormation bootstrap scripts to install the packages and files necessary to deploy the Apache web server, PHP, and MySQL at instance launch time. **WARNING** This template creates an Amazon EC2 instance. You will be billed for the AWS resources used if you create a stack from this template. Parameters: KeyName: Description: Name of an existing EC2 KeyPair to enable SSH access to the instance Type: 'AWS::EC2::KeyPair::KeyName' ConstraintDescription: Can contain only ASCII characters. InstanceType: Description: WebServer EC2 instance type Type: String Default: t2.small AllowedValues: - t1.micro - t2.nano - t2.micro - t2.small - t2.medium - t2.large - m1.small - m1.medium - m1.large - m1.xlarge - m2.xlarge - m2.2xlarge - m2.4xlarge - m3.medium - m3.large - m3.xlarge - m3.2xlarge - m4.large - m4.xlarge - m4.2xlarge - m4.4xlarge - m4.10xlarge - c1.medium - c1.xlarge - c3.large - c3.xlarge - c3.2xlarge - c3.4xlarge - c3.8xlarge - c4.large - c4.xlarge - c4.2xlarge - c4.4xlarge - c4.8xlarge - g2.2xlarge - g2.8xlarge - r3.large - r3.xlarge - r3.2xlarge - r3.4xlarge - r3.8xlarge - i2.xlarge - i2.2xlarge - i2.4xlarge - i2.8xlarge - d2.xlarge - d2.2xlarge - d2.4xlarge - d2.8xlarge - hi1.4xlarge - hs1.8xlarge - cr1.8xlarge - cc2.8xlarge - cg1.4xlarge ConstraintDescription: must be a valid EC2 instance type. SSHLocation: Description: The IP address range that can be used to SSH to the EC2 instances Type: String MinLength: '9' MaxLength: '18' Default: 0.0.0.0/0 AllowedPattern: '(\d{1,3})\.(\d{1,3})\.(\d{1,3})\.(\d{1,3})/(\d{1,2})' ConstraintDescription: Must be a valid IP CIDR range of the form x.x.x.x/x Mappings: AWSInstanceType2Arch: t1.micro: Arch: HVM64 t2.nano: Arch: HVM64 t2.micro: Arch: HVM64 t2.small: Arch: HVM64 t2.medium: Arch: HVM64 t2.large: Arch: HVM64 m1.small: Arch: HVM64 m1.medium: Arch: HVM64 m1.large: Arch: HVM64 m1.xlarge: Arch: HVM64 m2.xlarge: Arch: HVM64 m2.2xlarge: Arch: HVM64 m2.4xlarge: Arch: HVM64 m3.medium: Arch: HVM64 m3.large: Arch: HVM64 m3.xlarge: Arch: HVM64 m3.2xlarge: Arch: HVM64 m4.large: Arch: HVM64 m4.xlarge: Arch: HVM64 m4.2xlarge: Arch: HVM64 m4.4xlarge: Arch: HVM64 m4.10xlarge: Arch: HVM64 c1.medium: Arch: HVM64 c1.xlarge: Arch: HVM64 c3.large: Arch: HVM64 c3.xlarge: Arch: HVM64 c3.2xlarge: Arch: HVM64 c3.4xlarge: Arch: HVM64 c3.8xlarge: Arch: HVM64 c4.large: Arch: HVM64 c4.xlarge: Arch: HVM64 c4.2xlarge: Arch: HVM64 c4.4xlarge: Arch: HVM64 c4.8xlarge: Arch: HVM64 g2.2xlarge: Arch: HVMG2 g2.8xlarge: Arch: HVMG2 r3.large: Arch: HVM64 r3.xlarge: Arch: HVM64 r3.2xlarge: Arch: HVM64 r3.4xlarge: Arch: HVM64 r3.8xlarge: Arch: HVM64 i2.xlarge: Arch: HVM64 i2.2xlarge: Arch: HVM64 i2.4xlarge: Arch: HVM64 i2.8xlarge: Arch: HVM64 d2.xlarge: Arch: HVM64 d2.2xlarge: Arch: HVM64 d2.4xlarge: Arch: HVM64 d2.8xlarge: Arch: HVM64 hi1.4xlarge: Arch: HVM64 hs1.8xlarge: Arch: HVM64 cr1.8xlarge: Arch: HVM64 cc2.8xlarge: Arch: HVM64 AWSRegionArch2AMI: us-east-1: HVM64: ami-0ff8a91507f77f867 HVMG2: ami-0a584ac55a7631c0c us-west-2: HVM64: ami-a0cfeed8 HVMG2: ami-0e09505bc235aa82d us-west-1: HVM64: ami-0bdb828fd58c52235 HVMG2: ami-066ee5fd4a9ef77f1 eu-west-1: HVM64: ami-047bb4163c506cd98 HVMG2: ami-0a7c483d527806435 eu-west-2: HVM64: ami-f976839e HVMG2: NOT_SUPPORTED eu-west-3: HVM64: ami-0ebc281c20e89ba4b HVMG2: NOT_SUPPORTED eu-central-1: HVM64: ami-0233214e13e500f77 HVMG2: ami-06223d46a6d0661c7 ap-northeast-1: HVM64: ami-06cd52961ce9f0d85 HVMG2: ami-053cdd503598e4a9d ap-northeast-2: HVM64: ami-0a10b2721688ce9d2 HVMG2: NOT_SUPPORTED ap-northeast-3: HVM64: ami-0d98120a9fb693f07 HVMG2: NOT_SUPPORTED ap-southeast-1: HVM64: ami-08569b978cc4dfa10 HVMG2: ami-0be9df32ae9f92309 ap-southeast-2: HVM64: ami-09b42976632b27e9b HVMG2: ami-0a9ce9fecc3d1daf8 ap-south-1: HVM64: ami-0912f71e06545ad88 HVMG2: ami-097b15e89dbdcfcf4 us-east-2: HVM64: ami-0b59bfac6be064b78 HVMG2: NOT_SUPPORTED ca-central-1: HVM64: ami-0b18956f HVMG2: NOT_SUPPORTED sa-east-1: HVM64: ami-07b14488da8ea02a0 HVMG2: NOT_SUPPORTED cn-north-1: HVM64: ami-0a4eaf6c4454eda75 HVMG2: NOT_SUPPORTED cn-northwest-1: HVM64: ami-6b6a7d09 HVMG2: NOT_SUPPORTED Resources: WebServerInstance: Type: 'AWS::EC2::Instance' Properties: ImageId: !FindInMap - AWSRegionArch2AMI - !Ref 'AWS::Region' - !FindInMap - AWSInstanceType2Arch - !Ref InstanceType - Arch InstanceType: !Ref InstanceType SecurityGroups: - !Ref WebServerSecurityGroup KeyName: !Ref KeyName WebServerSecurityGroup: Type: 'AWS::EC2::SecurityGroup' Properties: GroupDescription: Enable HTTP access via port 80 SecurityGroupIngress: - IpProtocol: tcp FromPort: 80 ToPort: 80 CidrIp: 0.0.0.0/0 - IpProtocol: tcp FromPort: 22 ToPort: 22 CidrIp: !Ref SSHLocation Outputs: WebsiteURL: Description: URL for newly created LAMP stack Value: !Join - '' - - 'http://' - !GetAtt - WebServerInstance - PublicDnsName

LAMP installation

You'll build on the previous basic Amazon EC2 template to automatically install Apache, MySQL, and PHP. To install the applications, you'll add a UserData property and Metadata property. However, the template won't configure and start the applications until the next section.

In the following example, sections marked with an ellipsis (...) are omitted for brevity. Additions to the template are shown in red italic text.

{ "AWSTemplateFormatVersion" : "2010-09-09", "Description" : "AWS CloudFormation Sample Template LAMP_Install_Only: ...", "Parameters" : { "KeyName" : { ... }, "InstanceType" : { ... }, "Mappings" : { ... }, "Resources" : { "WebServerInstance": { "Type": "AWS::EC2::Instance", "Metadata" : { "Comment1" : "Configure the bootstrap helpers to install the Apache Web Server and PHP", "Comment2" : "Save website content to /var/www/html/index.php", "AWS::CloudFormation::Init" : { "configSets" : { "Install" : [ "Install" ] }, "Install" : { "packages" : { "yum" : { "mysql" : [], "mysql-server" : [], "mysql-libs" : [], "httpd" : [], "php" : [], "php-mysql" : [] } }, "files" : { "/var/www/html/index.php" : { "content" : { "Fn::Join" : [ "", [ "<html>\n", " <head>\n", " <title>AWS CloudFormation PHP Sample</title>\n", " <meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1\">\n", " </head>\n", " <body>\n", " <h1>Welcome to the AWS CloudFormation PHP Sample</h1>\n", " <p/>\n", " <?php\n", " // Print out the current data and time\n", " print \"The Current Date and Time is: <br/>\";\n", " print date(\"g:i A l, F j Y.\");\n", " ?>\n", " <p/>\n", " <?php\n", " // Setup a handle for CURL\n", " $curl_handle=curl_init();\n", " curl_setopt($curl_handle,CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT,2);\n", " curl_setopt($curl_handle,CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER,1);\n", " // Get the hostname of the instance from the instance metadata\n", " curl_setopt($curl_handle,CURLOPT_URL,'http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/public-hostname');\n", " $hostname = curl_exec($curl_handle);\n", " if (empty($hostname))\n", " {\n", " print \"Sorry, for some reason, we got no hostname back <br />\";\n", " }\n", " else\n", " {\n", " print \"Server = \" . $hostname . \"<br />\";\n", " }\n", " // Get the instance-id of the instance from the instance metadata\n", " curl_setopt($curl_handle,CURLOPT_URL,'http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/instance-id');\n", " $instanceid = curl_exec($curl_handle);\n", " if (empty($instanceid))\n", " {\n", " print \"Sorry, for some reason, we got no instance id back <br />\";\n", " }\n", " else\n", " {\n", " print \"EC2 instance-id = \" . $instanceid . \"<br />\";\n", " }\n", " $Database = \"", {"Ref" : "DBName"}, "\";\n", " $DBUser = \"", {"Ref" : "DBUsername"}, "\";\n", " $DBPassword = \"", {"Ref" : "DBPassword"}, "\";\n", " print \"Database = \" . $Database . \"<br />\";\n", " $dbconnection = mysql_connect('localhost', $DBUser, $DBPassword, $Database)\n", " or die(\"Could not connect: \" . mysql_error());\n", " print (\"Connected to $Database successfully\");\n", " mysql_close($dbconnection);\n", " ?>\n", " <h2>PHP Information</h2>\n", " <p/>\n", " <?php\n", " phpinfo();\n", " ?>\n", " </body>\n", "</html>\n" ]]}, "mode" : "000600", "owner" : "apache", "group" : "apache" } }, "services" : { "sysvinit" : { "httpd" : { "enabled" : "true", "ensureRunning" : "true" } } } } }, "Properties": { "ImageId" : { "Fn::FindInMap" : [ "AWSRegionArch2AMI", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, { "Fn::FindInMap" : [ "AWSInstanceType2Arch", { "Ref" : "InstanceType" }, "Arch" ] } ] }, "InstanceType" : { "Ref" : "InstanceType" }, "SecurityGroups" : [ {"Ref" : "WebServerSecurityGroup"} ], "KeyName" : { "Ref" : "KeyName" }, "UserData" : { "Fn::Base64" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "#!/bin/bash -xe\n", "yum install -y aws-cfn-bootstrap\n", "# Install the files and packages from the metadata\n", "/opt/aws/bin/cfn-init -v ", " --stack ", { "Ref" : "AWS::StackName" }, " --resource WebServerInstance ", " --configsets Install ", " --region ", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, "\n" ]]}} } }, "WebServerSecurityGroup" : { ... } }, "Outputs" : { ... } }

The UserData property runs two shell commands: install the CloudFormation helper scripts and then run the cfn-init helper script. Because the helper scripts are updated periodically, running the yum install -y aws-cfn-bootstrap command ensures that you get the latest helper scripts. When you run cfn-init, it reads metadata from the AWS::CloudFormation::Init resource, which describes the actions to be carried out by cfn-init. For example, you can use cfn-init and AWS::CloudFormation::Init to install packages, write files to disk, or start a service. In our case, cfn-init installs the listed packages (httpd, mysql, and php) and creates the /var/www/html/index.php file (a sample PHP application).

LAMP configuration

Now that we have a template that installs Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, we'll need to expand the template so that it automatically configures and runs Apache, MySQL, and PHP. In the following example, we expand on the Parameters section, AWS::CloudFormation::Init resource, and UserData property to complete the configuration. As with the previous template, sections marked with an ellipsis (...) are omitted for brevity. Additions to the template are shown in red italic text.

The example defines the DBUsername and DBPassword parameters with their NoEcho property set to true. If you set the NoEcho attribute to true, CloudFormation returns the parameter value masked as asterisks (*****) for any calls that describe the stack or stack events, except for information stored in the locations specified below.

Important

Using the NoEcho attribute does not mask any information stored in the following:

  • The Metadata template section. CloudFormation does not transform, modify, or redact any information you include in the Metadata section. For more information, see Metadata.

  • The Outputs template section. For more information, see Outputs.

  • The Metadata attribute of a resource definition. For more information, Metadata attribute.

We strongly recommend you do not use these mechanisms to include sensitive information, such as passwords or secrets.

Important

Rather than embedding sensitive information directly in your CloudFormation templates, we recommend you use dynamic parameters in the stack template to reference sensitive information that is stored and managed outside of CloudFormation, such as in the AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store or AWS Secrets Manager.

For more information, see the Do not embed credentials in your templates best practice.

{ "AWSTemplateFormatVersion" : "2010-09-09", "Description" : "AWS CloudFormation Sample Template LAMP_Single_Instance: Create a LAMP stack using a single EC2 instance and a local MySQL database for storage. This template demonstrates using the AWS CloudFormation bootstrap scripts to install the packages and files necessary to deploy the Apache web server, PHP and MySQL at instance launch time. **WARNING** This template creates an Amazon EC2 instance. You will be billed for the AWS resources used if you create a stack from this template.", "Parameters" : { "KeyName" : { ... }, "DBName": { "Default": "MyDatabase", "Description" : "MySQL database name", "Type": "String", "MinLength": "1", "MaxLength": "64", "AllowedPattern" : "[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9]*", "ConstraintDescription" : "Must begin with a letter and contain only alphanumeric characters" }, "DBUsername": { "NoEcho": "true", "Description" : "Username for MySQL database access", "Type": "String", "MinLength": "1", "MaxLength": "16", "AllowedPattern" : "[a-zA-Z][a-zA-Z0-9]*", "ConstraintDescription" : "Must begin with a letter and contain only alphanumeric characters" }, "DBPassword": { "NoEcho": "true", "Description" : "Password for MySQL database access", "Type": "String", "MinLength": "1", "MaxLength": "41", "AllowedPattern" : "[a-zA-Z0-9]*", "ConstraintDescription" : "Must contain only alphanumeric characters" }, "DBRootPassword": { "NoEcho": "true", "Description" : "Root password for MySQL", "Type": "String", "MinLength": "1", "MaxLength": "41", "AllowedPattern" : "[a-zA-Z0-9]*", "ConstraintDescription" : "Must contain only alphanumeric characters" }, "InstanceType" : { ... } }, "Mappings" : { ... }, "Resources" : { "WebServerInstance": { "Type": "AWS::EC2::Instance", "Metadata" : { "Comment1" : "Configure the bootstrap helpers to install the Apache Web Server and PHP", "Comment2" : "Save website content to /var/www/html/index.php", "AWS::CloudFormation::Init" : { "configSets" : { "InstallAndRun" : [ "Install", "Configure" ] }, "Install" : { "packages" : { "yum" : { "mysql" : [], "mysql-server" : [], "mysql-libs" : [], "httpd" : [], "php" : [], "php-mysql" : [] } }, "files" : { "/var/www/html/index.php" : { "content" : { ... }, "mode" : "000600", "owner" : "apache", "group" : "apache" }, "/tmp/setup.mysql" : { "content" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "CREATE DATABASE ", { "Ref" : "DBName" }, ";\n", "GRANT ALL ON ", { "Ref" : "DBName" }, ".* TO '", { "Ref" : "DBUsername" }, "'@localhost IDENTIFIED BY '", { "Ref" : "DBPassword" }, "';\n" ]]}, "mode" : "000400", "owner" : "root", "group" : "root" }, "/etc/cfn/cfn-hup.conf" : { "content" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "[main]\n", "stack=", { "Ref" : "AWS::StackId" }, "\n", "region=", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, "\n" ]]}, "mode" : "000400", "owner" : "root", "group" : "root" }, "/etc/cfn/hooks.d/cfn-auto-reloader.conf" : { "content": { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "[cfn-auto-reloader-hook]\n", "triggers=post.update\n", "path=Resources.WebServerInstance.Metadata.AWS::CloudFormation::Init\n", "action=/opt/aws/bin/cfn-init -v ", " --stack ", { "Ref" : "AWS::StackName" }, " --resource WebServerInstance ", " --configsets InstallAndRun ", " --region ", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, "\n", "runas=root\n" ]]} } }, }, "services" : { "sysvinit" : { "mysqld" : { "enabled" : "true", "ensureRunning" : "true" }, "httpd" : { "enabled" : "true", "ensureRunning" : "true" }, "cfn-hup" : { "enabled" : "true", "ensureRunning" : "true", "files" : ["/etc/cfn/cfn-hup.conf", "/etc/cfn/hooks.d/cfn-auto-reloader.conf"]} } } }, "Configure" : { "commands" : { "01_set_mysql_root_password" : { "command" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", ["mysqladmin -u root password '", { "Ref" : "DBRootPassword" }, "'"]]}, "test" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", ["$(mysql ", { "Ref" : "DBUsername" }, " -u root --password='", { "Ref" : "DBRootPassword" }, "' >/dev/null 2>&1 </dev/null); (( $? != 0 ))"]]} }, "02_create_database" : { "command" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", ["mysql -u root --password='", { "Ref" : "DBRootPassword" }, "' < /tmp/setup.mysql"]]}, "test" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", ["$(mysql ", { "Ref" : "DBUsername" }, " -u root --password='", { "Ref" : "DBRootPassword" }, "' >/dev/null 2>&1 </dev/null); (( $? != 0 ))"]]} } } } } }, "Properties": { "ImageId" : { "Fn::FindInMap" : [ "AWSRegionArch2AMI", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, { "Fn::FindInMap" : [ "AWSInstanceType2Arch", { "Ref" : "InstanceType" }, "Arch" ] } ] }, "InstanceType" : { "Ref" : "InstanceType" }, "SecurityGroups" : [ {"Ref" : "WebServerSecurityGroup"} ], "KeyName" : { "Ref" : "KeyName" }, "UserData" : { "Fn::Base64" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "#!/bin/bash -xe\n", "yum install -y aws-cfn-bootstrap\n", "# Install the files and packages from the metadata\n", "/opt/aws/bin/cfn-init ", " --stack ", { "Ref" : "AWS::StackName" }, " --resource WebServerInstance ", " --configsets InstallAndRun ", " --region ", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, "\n" ]]}} } }, "WebServerSecurityGroup" : { ... } }, "Outputs" : { ... } }

The example adds more parameters to obtain information for configuring the MySQL database, such as the database name, user name, password, and root password. The parameters also contain constraints that catch incorrectly formatted values before CloudFormation creates the stack.

In the AWS::CloudFormation::Init resource, we added a MySQL setup file, containing the database name, user name, and password. The example also adds a services property to ensure that the httpd and mysqld services are running (ensureRunning set to true) and to ensure that the services are restarted if the instance is rebooted (enabled set to true). A good practice is to also include the cfn-hup helper script, with which you can make configuration updates to running instances by updating the stack template. For example, you could change the sample PHP application and then run a stack update to deploy the change.

In order to run the MySQL commands after the installation is complete, the example adds another configuration set to run the commands. Configuration sets are useful when you have a series of tasks that must be completed in a specific order. The example first runs the Install configuration set and then the Configure configuration set. The Configure configuration set specifies the database root password and then creates a database. In the commands section, the commands are processed in alphabetical order by name, so the example adds a number before each command name to indicate its desired run order.

CreationPolicy attribute

Finally, you need a way to instruct CloudFormation to complete stack creation only after all the services (such as Apache and MySQL) are running and not after all the stack resources are created. In other words, if you use the template from the earlier section to launch a stack, CloudFormation sets the status of the stack as CREATE_COMPLETE after it successfully creates all the resources. However, if one or more services failed to start, CloudFormation still sets the stack status as CREATE_COMPLETE. To prevent the status from changing to CREATE_COMPLETE until all the services have successfully started, you can add a CreationPolicy attribute to the instance. This attribute puts the instance's status in CREATE_IN_PROGRESS until CloudFormation receives the required number of success signals or the timeout period is exceeded, so you can control when the instance has been successfully created.

The following example adds a creation policy to the Amazon EC2 instance to ensure that cfn-init completes the LAMP installation and configuration before the stack creation is completed. In conjunction with the creation policy, the example needs to run the cfn-signal helper script to signal CloudFormation when all the applications are installed and configured.

{ "AWSTemplateFormatVersion" : "2010-09-09", "Description" : "AWS CloudFormation Sample Template LAMP_Single_Instance: ...", "Parameters" : { ... }, "Mappings" : { ... }, "Resources" : { "WebServerInstance": { "Type": "AWS::EC2::Instance", "Metadata" : { ... }, "Properties": { "ImageId" : { "Fn::FindInMap" : [ "AWSRegionArch2AMI", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, { "Fn::FindInMap" : [ "AWSInstanceType2Arch", { "Ref" : "InstanceType" }, "Arch" ] } ] }, "InstanceType" : { "Ref" : "InstanceType" }, "SecurityGroups" : [ {"Ref" : "WebServerSecurityGroup"} ], "KeyName" : { "Ref" : "KeyName" }, "UserData" : { "Fn::Base64" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "#!/bin/bash -xe\n", "yum update aws-cfn-bootstrap\n", "# Install the files and packages from the metadata\n", "/opt/aws/bin/cfn-init ", " --stack ", { "Ref" : "AWS::StackName" }, " --resource WebServerInstance ", " --configsets InstallAndRun ", " --region ", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, "\n", "# Signal the status from cfn-init\n", "/opt/aws/bin/cfn-signal -e $? ", " --stack ", { "Ref" : "AWS::StackName" }, "         --resource WebServerInstance ", " --region ", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, "\n" ]]}} }, "CreationPolicy" : { "ResourceSignal" : { "Timeout" : "PT5M" } } }, "WebServerSecurityGroup" : { ... } }, "Outputs" : { "WebsiteURL" : { ... } } }

The creation policy attribute uses the ISO 8601 format to define a timeout period of 5 minutes. And because you're waiting for 1 instance to be configured, you only need to wait for one success signal, which is the default count.

In the UserData property, the template runs the cfn-signal script to send a success signal with an exit code if all the services are configured and started successfully. When you use the cfn-signal script, you must include the stack ID or name and the logical ID of the resource that you want to signal. If the configuration fails, cfn-signal sends a failure signal that causes the resource creation to fail. The resource creation also fails if CloudFormation doesn't receive a success signal within the timeout period.

The following example shows the final complete template.

You can also view the template at the following location:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/cloudformation-templates-us-east-1/LAMP_Single_Instance.template

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"MaxLength": "41", "AllowedPattern" : "[a-zA-Z0-9]*", "ConstraintDescription" : "Must contain only alphanumeric characters" }, "DBRootPassword": { "NoEcho": "true", "Description" : "Root password for MySQL", "Type": "String", "MinLength": "1", "MaxLength": "41", "AllowedPattern" : "[a-zA-Z0-9]*", "ConstraintDescription" : "Must contain only alphanumeric characters" }, "InstanceType" : { "Description" : "WebServer EC2 instance type", "Type" : "String", "Default" : "t2.small", "AllowedValues" : [ "t1.micro", "t2.nano", "t2.micro", "t2.small", "t2.medium", "t2.large", "m1.small", "m1.medium", "m1.large", "m1.xlarge", "m2.xlarge", "m2.2xlarge", "m2.4xlarge", "m3.medium", "m3.large", "m3.xlarge", "m3.2xlarge", "m4.large", "m4.xlarge", "m4.2xlarge", "m4.4xlarge", "m4.10xlarge", "c1.medium", "c1.xlarge", "c3.large", "c3.xlarge", "c3.2xlarge", "c3.4xlarge", "c3.8xlarge", "c4.large", "c4.xlarge", "c4.2xlarge", "c4.4xlarge", "c4.8xlarge", "g2.2xlarge", "g2.8xlarge", "r3.large", "r3.xlarge", "r3.2xlarge", "r3.4xlarge", "r3.8xlarge", "i2.xlarge", "i2.2xlarge", "i2.4xlarge", "i2.8xlarge", "d2.xlarge", "d2.2xlarge", "d2.4xlarge", "d2.8xlarge", "hi1.4xlarge", "hs1.8xlarge", "cr1.8xlarge", "cc2.8xlarge", "cg1.4xlarge" ], "ConstraintDescription" : "must be a valid EC2 instance type." }, "SSHLocation" : { "Description" : "The IP address range that can be used to SSH to the EC2 instances", "Type": "String", "MinLength": "9", "MaxLength": "18", "Default": "0.0.0.0/0", "AllowedPattern": "(\\d{1,3})\\.(\\d{1,3})\\.(\\d{1,3})\\.(\\d{1,3})/(\\d{1,2})", "ConstraintDescription": "Must be a valid IP CIDR range of the form x.x.x.x/x" } }, "Mappings" : { "AWSInstanceType2Arch" : { "t1.micro" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "t2.nano" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "t2.micro" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "t2.small" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "t2.medium" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "t2.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m1.small" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m1.medium" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m1.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m1.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m2.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m2.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m2.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m3.medium" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m3.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m3.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m3.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m4.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m4.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m4.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m4.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "m4.10xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c1.medium" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c1.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c3.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c3.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c3.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c3.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c3.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c4.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c4.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c4.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c4.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "c4.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "g2.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVMG2" }, "g2.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVMG2" }, "r3.large" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "r3.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "r3.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "r3.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "r3.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "i2.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "i2.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "i2.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "i2.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "d2.xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "d2.2xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "d2.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "d2.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "hi1.4xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "hs1.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "cr1.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" }, "cc2.8xlarge" : { "Arch" : "HVM64" } }, "AWSRegionArch2AMI" : { "us-east-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0ff8a91507f77f867", "HVMG2" : "ami-0a584ac55a7631c0c"}, "us-west-2" : {"HVM64" : "ami-a0cfeed8", "HVMG2" : "ami-0e09505bc235aa82d"}, "us-west-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0bdb828fd58c52235", "HVMG2" : "ami-066ee5fd4a9ef77f1"}, "eu-west-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-047bb4163c506cd98", "HVMG2" : "ami-0a7c483d527806435"}, "eu-west-2" : {"HVM64" : "ami-f976839e", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "eu-west-3" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0ebc281c20e89ba4b", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "eu-central-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0233214e13e500f77", "HVMG2" : "ami-06223d46a6d0661c7"}, "ap-northeast-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-06cd52961ce9f0d85", "HVMG2" : "ami-053cdd503598e4a9d"}, "ap-northeast-2" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0a10b2721688ce9d2", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "ap-northeast-3" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0d98120a9fb693f07", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "ap-southeast-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-08569b978cc4dfa10", "HVMG2" : "ami-0be9df32ae9f92309"}, "ap-southeast-2" : {"HVM64" : "ami-09b42976632b27e9b", "HVMG2" : "ami-0a9ce9fecc3d1daf8"}, "ap-south-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0912f71e06545ad88", "HVMG2" : "ami-097b15e89dbdcfcf4"}, "us-east-2" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0b59bfac6be064b78", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "ca-central-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0b18956f", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "sa-east-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-07b14488da8ea02a0", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "cn-north-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-0a4eaf6c4454eda75", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"}, "cn-northwest-1" : {"HVM64" : "ami-6b6a7d09", "HVMG2" : "NOT_SUPPORTED"} } }, "Resources" : { "WebServerInstance": { "Type": "AWS::EC2::Instance", "Metadata" : { "AWS::CloudFormation::Init" : { "configSets" : { "InstallAndRun" : [ "Install", "Configure" ] }, "Install" : { "packages" : { "yum" : { "mysql" : [], "mysql-server" : [], "mysql-libs" : [], "httpd" : [], "php" : [], "php-mysql" : [] } }, "files" : { "/var/www/html/index.php" : { "content" : { "Fn::Join" : [ "", [ "<html>\n", " <head>\n", " <title>AWS CloudFormation PHP Sample</title>\n", " <meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1\">\n", " </head>\n", " <body>\n", " <h1>Welcome to the AWS CloudFormation PHP Sample</h1>\n", " <p/>\n", " <?php\n", " // Print out the current data and time\n", " print \"The Current Date and Time is: <br/>\";\n", " print date(\"g:i A l, F j Y.\");\n", " ?>\n", " <p/>\n", " <?php\n", " // Setup a handle for CURL\n", " $curl_handle=curl_init();\n", " curl_setopt($curl_handle,CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT,2);\n", " curl_setopt($curl_handle,CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER,1);\n", " // Get the hostname of the intance from the instance metadata\n", " curl_setopt($curl_handle,CURLOPT_URL,'http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/public-hostname');\n", " $hostname = curl_exec($curl_handle);\n", " if (empty($hostname))\n", " {\n", " print \"Sorry, for some reason, we got no hostname back <br />\";\n", " }\n", " else\n", " {\n", " print \"Server = \" . $hostname . \"<br />\";\n", " }\n", " // Get the instance-id of the intance from the instance metadata\n", " curl_setopt($curl_handle,CURLOPT_URL,'http://169.254.169.254/latest/meta-data/instance-id');\n", " $instanceid = curl_exec($curl_handle);\n", " if (empty($instanceid))\n", " {\n", " print \"Sorry, for some reason, we got no instance id back <br />\";\n", " }\n", " else\n", " {\n", " print \"EC2 instance-id = \" . $instanceid . \"<br />\";\n", " }\n", " $Database = \"", {"Ref" : "DBName"}, "\";\n", " $DBUser = \"", {"Ref" : "DBUsername"}, "\";\n", " $DBPassword = \"", {"Ref" : "DBPassword"}, "\";\n", " print \"Database = \" . $Database . \"<br />\";\n", " $dbconnection = mysql_connect('localhost', $DBUser, $DBPassword, $Database)\n", " or die(\"Could not connect: \" . mysql_error());\n", " print (\"Connected to $Database successfully\");\n", " mysql_close($dbconnection);\n", " ?>\n", " <h2>PHP Information</h2>\n", " <p/>\n", " <?php\n", " phpinfo();\n", " ?>\n", " </body>\n", "</html>\n" ]]}, "mode" : "000600", "owner" : "apache", "group" : "apache" }, "/tmp/setup.mysql" : { "content" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "CREATE DATABASE ", { "Ref" : "DBName" }, ";\n", "GRANT ALL ON ", { "Ref" : "DBName" }, ".* TO '", { "Ref" : "DBUsername" }, "'@localhost IDENTIFIED BY '", { "Ref" : "DBPassword" }, "';\n" ]]}, "mode" : "000400", "owner" : "root", "group" : "root" }, "/etc/cfn/cfn-hup.conf" : { "content" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "[main]\n", "stack=", { "Ref" : "AWS::StackId" }, "\n", "region=", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, "\n" ]]}, "mode" : "000400", "owner" : "root", "group" : "root" }, "/etc/cfn/hooks.d/cfn-auto-reloader.conf" : { "content": { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "[cfn-auto-reloader-hook]\n", "triggers=post.update\n", "path=Resources.WebServerInstance.Metadata.AWS::CloudFormation::Init\n", "action=/opt/aws/bin/cfn-init -v ", " --stack ", { "Ref" : "AWS::StackName" }, " --resource WebServerInstance ", " --configsets InstallAndRun ", " --region ", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, "\n", "runas=root\n" ]]} } }, "services" : { "sysvinit" : { "mysqld" : { "enabled" : "true", "ensureRunning" : "true" }, "httpd" : { "enabled" : "true", "ensureRunning" : "true" }, "cfn-hup" : { "enabled" : "true", "ensureRunning" : "true", "files" : ["/etc/cfn/cfn-hup.conf", "/etc/cfn/hooks.d/cfn-auto-reloader.conf"]} } } }, "Configure" : { "commands" : { "01_set_mysql_root_password" : { "command" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", ["mysqladmin -u root password '", { "Ref" : "DBRootPassword" }, "'"]]}, "test" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", ["$(mysql ", { "Ref" : "DBUsername" }, " -u root --password='", { "Ref" : "DBRootPassword" }, "' >/dev/null 2>&1 </dev/null); (( $? != 0 ))"]]} }, "02_create_database" : { "command" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", ["mysql -u root --password='", { "Ref" : "DBRootPassword" }, "' < /tmp/setup.mysql"]]}, "test" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", ["$(mysql ", { "Ref" : "DBUsername" }, " -u root --password='", { "Ref" : "DBRootPassword" }, "' >/dev/null 2>&1 </dev/null); (( $? != 0 ))"]]} } } } } }, "Properties": { "ImageId" : { "Fn::FindInMap" : [ "AWSRegionArch2AMI", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, { "Fn::FindInMap" : [ "AWSInstanceType2Arch", { "Ref" : "InstanceType" }, "Arch" ] } ] }, "InstanceType" : { "Ref" : "InstanceType" }, "SecurityGroups" : [ {"Ref" : "WebServerSecurityGroup"} ], "KeyName" : { "Ref" : "KeyName" }, "UserData" : { "Fn::Base64" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", [ "#!/bin/bash -xe\n", "yum install -y aws-cfn-bootstrap\n", "# Install the files and packages from the metadata\n", "/opt/aws/bin/cfn-init -v ", " --stack ", { "Ref" : "AWS::StackName" }, " --resource WebServerInstance ", " --configsets InstallAndRun ", " --region ", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, "\n", "# Signal the status from cfn-init\n", "/opt/aws/bin/cfn-signal -e $? ", " --stack ", { "Ref" : "AWS::StackName" }, "         --resource WebServerInstance ", " --region ", { "Ref" : "AWS::Region" }, "\n" ]]}} }, "CreationPolicy" : { "ResourceSignal" : { "Timeout" : "PT5M" } } }, "WebServerSecurityGroup" : { "Type" : "AWS::EC2::SecurityGroup", "Properties" : { "GroupDescription" : "Enable HTTP access via port 80", "SecurityGroupIngress" : [ {"IpProtocol" : "tcp", "FromPort" : "80", "ToPort" : "80", "CidrIp" : "0.0.0.0/0"}, {"IpProtocol" : "tcp", "FromPort" : "22", "ToPort" : "22", "CidrIp" : { "Ref" : "SSHLocation"}} ] } } }, "Outputs" : { "WebsiteURL" : { "Description" : "URL for newly created LAMP stack", "Value" : { "Fn::Join" : ["", ["http://", { "Fn::GetAtt" : [ "WebServerInstance", "PublicDnsName" ]}]] } } } }