CreateChannel - Amazon Chime

CreateChannel

Creates a channel to which you can add users and send messages.

Restriction: You can't change a channel's privacy.

Note

The x-amz-chime-bearer request header is mandatory. Use the AppInstanceUserArn of the user that makes the API call as the value in the header.

Request Syntax

POST /channels HTTP/1.1 x-amz-chime-bearer: ChimeBearer Content-type: application/json { "AppInstanceArn": "string", "ClientRequestToken": "string", "Metadata": "string", "Mode": "string", "Name": "string", "Privacy": "string", "Tags": [ { "Key": "string", "Value": "string" } ] }

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.

ChimeBearer

The AppInstanceUserArn of the user that makes the API call.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 5. Maximum length of 1600.

Pattern: arn:[a-z0-9-\.]{1,63}:[a-z0-9-\.]{0,63}:[a-z0-9-\.]{0,63}:[a-z0-9-\.]{0,63}:[^/].{0,1023}

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

AppInstanceArn

The ARN of the channel request.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 5. Maximum length of 1600.

Pattern: arn:[a-z0-9-\.]{1,63}:[a-z0-9-\.]{0,63}:[a-z0-9-\.]{0,63}:[a-z0-9-\.]{0,63}:[^/].{0,1023}

Required: Yes

ClientRequestToken

The client token for the request. An Idempotency token.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 2. Maximum length of 64.

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

Required: Yes

Metadata

The metadata of the creation request. Limited to 1KB and UTF-8.

Type: String

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

Pattern: .*

Required: No

Mode

The channel mode: UNRESTRICTED or RESTRICTED. Administrators, moderators, and channel members can add themselves and other members to unrestricted channels. Only administrators and moderators can add members to restricted channels.

Type: String

Valid Values: UNRESTRICTED | RESTRICTED

Required: No

Name

The name of the channel.

Type: String

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

Pattern: [\u0009\u000A\u000D\u0020-\u007E\u0085\u00A0-\uD7FF\uE000-\uFFFD\u10000-\u10FFFF]*

Required: Yes

Privacy

The channel's privacy level: PUBLIC or PRIVATE. Private channels aren't discoverable by users outside the channel. Public channels are discoverable by anyone in the AppInstance.

Type: String

Valid Values: PUBLIC | PRIVATE

Required: No

Tags

The tags for the creation request.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 50 items.

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 201 Content-type: application/json { "ChannelArn": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 201 response.

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

ChannelArn

The ARN of the channel.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 5. Maximum length of 1600.

Pattern: arn:[a-z0-9-\.]{1,63}:[a-z0-9-\.]{0,63}:[a-z0-9-\.]{0,63}:[a-z0-9-\.]{0,63}:[^/].{0,1023}

Errors

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

BadRequestException

The input parameters don't match the service's restrictions.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ConflictException

The request could not be processed because of conflict in the current state of the resource.

HTTP Status Code: 409

ForbiddenException

The client is permanently forbidden from making the request.

HTTP Status Code: 403

ResourceLimitExceededException

The request exceeds the resource limit.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ServiceFailureException

The service encountered an unexpected error.

HTTP Status Code: 500

ServiceUnavailableException

The service is currently unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503

ThrottledClientException

The client exceeded its request rate limit.

HTTP Status Code: 429

UnauthorizedClientException

The client is not currently authorized to make the request.

HTTP Status Code: 401

See Also

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