AddTagsToResource - Amazon ElastiCache


A tag is a key-value pair where the key and value are case-sensitive. You can use tags to categorize and track all your ElastiCache resources, with the exception of global replication group. When you add or remove tags on replication groups, those actions will be replicated to all nodes in the replication group. For more information, see Resource-level permissions.

For example, you can use cost-allocation tags to your ElastiCache resources, Amazon generates a cost allocation report as a comma-separated value (CSV) file with your usage and costs aggregated by your tags. You can apply tags that represent business categories (such as cost centers, application names, or owners) to organize your costs across multiple services.

For more information, see Using Cost Allocation Tags in Amazon ElastiCache in the ElastiCache User Guide.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the resource to which the tags are to be added, for example arn:aws:elasticache:us-west-2:0123456789:cluster:myCluster or arn:aws:elasticache:us-west-2:0123456789:snapshot:mySnapshot. ElastiCache resources are cluster and snapshot.

For more information about ARNs, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) and Amazon Service Namespaces.

Type: String

Required: Yes


A list of tags to be added to this resource. A tag is a key-value pair. A tag key must be accompanied by a tag value, although null is accepted.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


A list of tags as key-value pairs.

Type: Array of Tag objects


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The requested cluster ID does not refer to an existing cluster.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The requested cache parameter group name does not refer to an existing cache parameter group.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The requested cache security group name does not refer to an existing cache security group.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The requested cache subnet group name does not refer to an existing cache subnet group.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested Amazon Resource Name (ARN) does not refer to an existing resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested replication group is not in the available state.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified replication group does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The requested reserved cache node was not found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The requested snapshot name does not refer to an existing snapshot.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request cannot be processed because it would cause the resource to have more than the allowed number of tags. The maximum number of tags permitted on a resource is 50.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The user group was not found or does not exist

HTTP Status Code: 404


The user does not exist or could not be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404



This example illustrates one usage of AddTagsToResource.

Sample Request ?Action=AddTagsToResource &ResourceName=arn:aws:elasticache:us-west-2:0123456789:cluster:myCluster &SignatureVersion=4 &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &Tags.Tag.1.Key=Service &Tags.Tag.1.Value=elasticache &Tags.Tag.2.Key=Region &Tags.Tag.2.Value=us-west-2 &Version=2015-02-02 &Timestamp=20150202T192317Z &X-Amz-Credential=<credential>

See Also

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