CreateReportPlan - AWS Backup


Creates a report plan. A report plan is a document that contains information about the contents of the report and where AWS Backup will deliver it.

If you call CreateReportPlan with a plan that already exists, you receive an AlreadyExistsException exception.

Request Syntax

POST /audit/report-plans HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "IdempotencyToken": "string", "ReportDeliveryChannel": { "Formats": [ "string" ], "S3BucketName": "string", "S3KeyPrefix": "string" }, "ReportPlanDescription": "string", "ReportPlanName": "string", "ReportPlanTags": { "string" : "string" }, "ReportSetting": { "Accounts": [ "string" ], "FrameworkArns": [ "string" ], "NumberOfFrameworks": number, "OrganizationUnits": [ "string" ], "Regions": [ "string" ], "ReportTemplate": "string" } }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


A customer-chosen string that you can use to distinguish between otherwise identical calls to CreateReportPlanInput. Retrying a successful request with the same idempotency token results in a success message with no action taken.

Type: String

Required: No


A structure that contains information about where and how to deliver your reports, specifically your Amazon S3 bucket name, S3 key prefix, and the formats of your reports.

Type: ReportDeliveryChannel object

Required: Yes


An optional description of the report plan with a maximum of 1,024 characters.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 1024.

Pattern: .*\S.*

Required: No


The unique name of the report plan. The name must be between 1 and 256 characters, starting with a letter, and consisting of letters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9), and underscores (_).

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z][_a-zA-Z0-9]*

Required: Yes


The tags to assign to the report plan.

Type: String to string map

Required: No


Identifies the report template for the report. Reports are built using a report template. The report templates are:


If the report template is RESOURCE_COMPLIANCE_REPORT or CONTROL_COMPLIANCE_REPORT, this API resource also describes the report coverage by AWS Regions and frameworks.

Type: ReportSetting object

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "CreationTime": number, "ReportPlanArn": "string", "ReportPlanName": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The date and time a backup vault is created, in Unix format and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The value of CreationTime is accurate to milliseconds. For example, the value 1516925490.087 represents Friday, January 26, 2018 12:11:30.087 AM.

Type: Timestamp


An Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies a resource. The format of the ARN depends on the resource type.

Type: String


The unique name of the report plan.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z][_a-zA-Z0-9]*


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


The required resource already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that something is wrong with a parameter's value. For example, the value is out of range.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A limit in the request has been exceeded; for example, a maximum number of items allowed in a request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that a required parameter is missing.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request failed due to a temporary failure of the server.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

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