Welcome - AWS Auto Scaling


This is the AWS Auto Scaling API Reference. Use AWS Auto Scaling to create scaling plans for your applications to automatically scale your scalable AWS resources.

For more information, see What is a scaling plan? in the AWS Auto Scaling User Guide.

API Summary

You can use the AWS Auto Scaling service API to accomplish the following tasks:

  • Create and manage scaling plans

  • Define target tracking scaling policies to dynamically scale your resources based on utilization

  • Scale Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups using predictive scaling and dynamic scaling to scale your Amazon EC2 capacity faster

  • Set minimum and maximum capacity limits

  • Retrieve information on existing scaling plans

  • Access current forecast data and historical forecast data for up to 56 days previous

The documentation for each action shows the Query API request syntax, the request parameters, and the response elements and provides links to language-specific SDK reference topics. You can call the API directly in your application code, or you can use one of the AWS SDKs. For more information, see AWS SDKs.

This document was last published on June 3, 2023.