CreateClientVpnEndpoint - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Creates a Client VPN endpoint. A Client VPN endpoint is the resource you create and configure to enable and manage client VPN sessions. It is the destination endpoint at which all client VPN sessions are terminated.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


Information about the authentication method to be used to authenticate clients.

Type: Array of ClientVpnAuthenticationRequest objects

Required: Yes


The IPv4 address range, in CIDR notation, from which to assign client IP addresses. The address range cannot overlap with the local CIDR of the VPC in which the associated subnet is located, or the routes that you add manually. The address range cannot be changed after the Client VPN endpoint has been created. Client CIDR range must have a size of at least /22 and must not be greater than /12.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The options for managing connection authorization for new client connections.

Type: ClientConnectOptions object

Required: No


Options for enabling a customizable text banner that will be displayed on AWS provided clients when a VPN session is established.

Type: ClientLoginBannerOptions object

Required: No


Unique, case-sensitive identifier that you provide to ensure the idempotency of the request. For more information, see Ensuring idempotency.

Type: String

Required: No


Information about the client connection logging options.

If you enable client connection logging, data about client connections is sent to a Cloudwatch Logs log stream. The following information is logged:

  • Client connection requests

  • Client connection results (successful and unsuccessful)

  • Reasons for unsuccessful client connection requests

  • Client connection termination time

Type: ConnectionLogOptions object

Required: Yes


A brief description of the Client VPN endpoint.

Type: String

Required: No


Information about the DNS servers to be used for DNS resolution. A Client VPN endpoint can have up to two DNS servers. If no DNS server is specified, the DNS address configured on the device is used for the DNS server.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The IDs of one or more security groups to apply to the target network. You must also specify the ID of the VPC that contains the security groups.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


Specify whether to enable the self-service portal for the Client VPN endpoint.

Default Value: enabled

Type: String

Valid Values: enabled | disabled

Required: No


The ARN of the server certificate. For more information, see the AWS Certificate Manager User Guide.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The maximum VPN session duration time in hours.

Valid values: 8 | 10 | 12 | 24

Default value: 24

Type: Integer

Required: No


Indicates whether split-tunnel is enabled on the AWS Client VPN endpoint.

By default, split-tunnel on a VPN endpoint is disabled.

For information about split-tunnel VPN endpoints, see Split-tunnel AWS Client VPN endpoint in the AWS Client VPN Administrator Guide.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The tags to apply to the Client VPN endpoint during creation.

Type: Array of TagSpecification objects

Required: No


The transport protocol to be used by the VPN session.

Default value: udp

Type: String

Valid Values: tcp | udp

Required: No


The ID of the VPC to associate with the Client VPN endpoint. If no security group IDs are specified in the request, the default security group for the VPC is applied.

Type: String

Required: No


The port number to assign to the Client VPN endpoint for TCP and UDP traffic.

Valid Values: 443 | 1194

Default Value: 443

Type: Integer

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The ID of the Client VPN endpoint.

Type: String


The DNS name to be used by clients when establishing their VPN session.

Type: String


The ID of the request.

Type: String


The current state of the Client VPN endpoint.

Type: ClientVpnEndpointStatus object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.



This example creates a Client VPN endpoint.

Sample Request &ClientCidrBlock= &ServerCertificateArn=arn:aws:acm:us-east-1:123456789098:certificate/82916b3c-7449-43cf-ab9e-EXAMPLE &Authentication.1.Type=certificate-authentication &Authentication.1.MutualAuthentication.1.ClientRootCertificateChainArn=arn:aws:acm:us-east-1:123456789098:certificate/82916b3c-7449-43cf-ab9e-EXAMPLE &ConnectionLogOptions.Enabled=false &DnsServers= &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CreateClientVpnEndpointResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>c11b2aa2-c48d-4711-a394-43cbe8961c46</requestId> <dnsName></dnsName> <status> <code>pending-associate</code> </status> <clientVpnEndpointId>cvpn-endpoint-00c5d11fc4729f2a5</clientVpnEndpointId> </CreateClientVpnEndpointResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: