Working with AWS CloudFormation Git sync - AWS CloudFormation

Working with AWS CloudFormation Git sync

With Git sync, you can manage your CloudFormation stacks with source control. You do this by configuring AWS CloudFormation to monitor a Git repository. The repository is monitored for changes to two files:

  • A CloudFormation template file that defines a stack

  • A stack deployment file that contains parameters that configure the stack

When you commit changes to the template or the deployment file, CloudFormation automatically updates the stack. This way, you can use pull requests and version tracking to configure, deploy, and update your CloudFormation stacks from a centralized location.

Git sync provides a console interface that you can use to link to a repository, generate a stack deployment file, update a CloudFormation template, and submit a pull request to your repository. Git sync also provides a status dashboard that you can use to monitor, edit, and troubleshoot active Git sync stack deployments. Git sync is accessed through the CloudFormation console when you create a stack. You can also access Git sync using CodeConnections. For more information, see Working with sync configurations for linked repositories in the Developer Tools Console User Guide.

Git sync supports GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, GitLab, and Bitbucket repositories.


Git sync is available in the following regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Milan), and South America (São Paulo).

The topics in this chapter include information on terms and concepts related to Git sync and a walkthrough of Git sync.