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update-stack

Description

Updates a stack as specified in the template. After the call completes successfully, the stack update starts. You can check the status of the stack via the DescribeStacks action.

To get a copy of the template for an existing stack, you can use the GetTemplate action.

For more information about creating an update template, updating a stack, and monitoring the progress of the update, see Updating a Stack .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  update-stack
--stack-name <value>
[--template-body <value>]
[--template-url <value>]
[--use-previous-template | --no-use-previous-template]
[--stack-policy-during-update-body <value>]
[--stack-policy-during-update-url <value>]
[--parameters <value>]
[--capabilities <value>]
[--resource-types <value>]
[--role-arn <value>]
[--rollback-configuration <value>]
[--stack-policy-body <value>]
[--stack-policy-url <value>]
[--notification-arns <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--stack-name (string)

The name or unique stack ID of the stack to update.

--template-body (string)

Structure containing the template body with a minimum length of 1 byte and a maximum length of 51,200 bytes. (For more information, go to Template Anatomy in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.)

Conditional: You must specify only one of the following parameters: TemplateBody , TemplateURL , or set the UsePreviousTemplate to true .

--template-url (string)

Location of file containing the template body. The URL must point to a template that is located in an Amazon S3 bucket. For more information, go to Template Anatomy in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.

Conditional: You must specify only one of the following parameters: TemplateBody , TemplateURL , or set the UsePreviousTemplate to true .

--use-previous-template | --no-use-previous-template (boolean)

Reuse the existing template that is associated with the stack that you are updating.

Conditional: You must specify only one of the following parameters: TemplateBody , TemplateURL , or set the UsePreviousTemplate to true .

--stack-policy-during-update-body (string)

Structure containing the temporary overriding stack policy body. You can specify either the StackPolicyDuringUpdateBody or the StackPolicyDuringUpdateURL parameter, but not both.

If you want to update protected resources, specify a temporary overriding stack policy during this update. If you do not specify a stack policy, the current policy that is associated with the stack will be used.

--stack-policy-during-update-url (string)

Location of a file containing the temporary overriding stack policy. The URL must point to a policy (max size: 16KB) located in an S3 bucket in the same region as the stack. You can specify either the StackPolicyDuringUpdateBody or the StackPolicyDuringUpdateURL parameter, but not both.

If you want to update protected resources, specify a temporary overriding stack policy during this update. If you do not specify a stack policy, the current policy that is associated with the stack will be used.

--parameters (list)

A list of Parameter structures that specify input parameters for the stack. For more information, see the Parameter data type.

Shorthand Syntax:

ParameterKey=string,ParameterValue=string,UsePreviousValue=boolean,ResolvedValue=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "ParameterKey": "string",
    "ParameterValue": "string",
    "UsePreviousValue": true|false,
    "ResolvedValue": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--capabilities (list)

In some cases, you must explicity acknowledge that your stack template contains certain capabilities in order for AWS CloudFormation to update the stack.

  • CAPABILITY_IAM and CAPABILITY_NAMED_IAM Some stack templates might include resources that can affect permissions in your AWS account; for example, by creating new AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users. For those stacks, you must explicitly acknowledge this by specifying one of these capabilities. The following IAM resources require you to specify either the CAPABILITY_IAM or CAPABILITY_NAMED_IAM capability.
    • If you have IAM resources, you can specify either capability.
    • If you have IAM resources with custom names, you must specify CAPABILITY_NAMED_IAM .
    • If you don't specify either of these capabilities, AWS CloudFormation returns an InsufficientCapabilities error.

If your stack template contains these resources, we recommend that you review all permissions associated with them and edit their permissions if necessary.

For more information, see Acknowledging IAM Resources in AWS CloudFormation Templates .

  • CAPABILITY_AUTO_EXPAND Some template contain macros. Macros perform custom processing on templates; this can include simple actions like find-and-replace operations, all the way to extensive transformations of entire templates. Because of this, users typically create a change set from the processed template, so that they can review the changes resulting from the macros before actually updating the stack. If your stack template contains one or more macros, and you choose to update a stack directly from the processed template, without first reviewing the resulting changes in a change set, you must acknowledge this capability. This includes the AWS::Include and AWS::Serverless transforms, which are macros hosted by AWS CloudFormation. Change sets do not currently support nested stacks. If you want to update a stack from a stack template that contains macros and nested stacks, you must update the stack directly from the template using this capability.

Warning

You should only update stacks directly from a stack template that contains macros if you know what processing the macro performs. Each macro relies on an underlying Lambda service function for processing stack templates. Be aware that the Lambda function owner can update the function operation without AWS CloudFormation being notified.

For more information, see Using AWS CloudFormation Macros to Perform Custom Processing on Templates .

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

Where valid values are:
  CAPABILITY_IAM
  CAPABILITY_NAMED_IAM
  CAPABILITY_AUTO_EXPAND

--resource-types (list)

The template resource types that you have permissions to work with for this update stack action, such as AWS::EC2::Instance , AWS::EC2::* , or Custom::MyCustomInstance .

If the list of resource types doesn't include a resource that you're updating, the stack update fails. By default, AWS CloudFormation grants permissions to all resource types. AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) uses this parameter for AWS CloudFormation-specific condition keys in IAM policies. For more information, see Controlling Access with AWS Identity and Access Management .

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--role-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that AWS CloudFormation assumes to update the stack. AWS CloudFormation uses the role's credentials to make calls on your behalf. AWS CloudFormation always uses this role for all future operations on the stack. As long as users have permission to operate on the stack, AWS CloudFormation uses this role even if the users don't have permission to pass it. Ensure that the role grants least privilege.

If you don't specify a value, AWS CloudFormation uses the role that was previously associated with the stack. If no role is available, AWS CloudFormation uses a temporary session that is generated from your user credentials.

--rollback-configuration (structure)

The rollback triggers for AWS CloudFormation to monitor during stack creation and updating operations, and for the specified monitoring period afterwards.

Shorthand Syntax:

RollbackTriggers=[{Arn=string,Type=string},{Arn=string,Type=string}],MonitoringTimeInMinutes=integer

JSON Syntax:

{
  "RollbackTriggers": [
    {
      "Arn": "string",
      "Type": "string"
    }
    ...
  ],
  "MonitoringTimeInMinutes": integer
}

--stack-policy-body (string)

Structure containing a new stack policy body. You can specify either the StackPolicyBody or the StackPolicyURL parameter, but not both.

You might update the stack policy, for example, in order to protect a new resource that you created during a stack update. If you do not specify a stack policy, the current policy that is associated with the stack is unchanged.

--stack-policy-url (string)

Location of a file containing the updated stack policy. The URL must point to a policy (max size: 16KB) located in an S3 bucket in the same region as the stack. You can specify either the StackPolicyBody or the StackPolicyURL parameter, but not both.

You might update the stack policy, for example, in order to protect a new resource that you created during a stack update. If you do not specify a stack policy, the current policy that is associated with the stack is unchanged.

--notification-arns (list)

Amazon Simple Notification Service topic Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) that AWS CloudFormation associates with the stack. Specify an empty list to remove all notification topics.

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--tags (list)

Key-value pairs to associate with this stack. AWS CloudFormation also propagates these tags to supported resources in the stack. You can specify a maximum number of 50 tags.

If you don't specify this parameter, AWS CloudFormation doesn't modify the stack's tags. If you specify an empty value, AWS CloudFormation removes all associated tags.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--client-request-token (string)

A unique identifier for this UpdateStack request. Specify this token if you plan to retry requests so that AWS CloudFormation knows that you're not attempting to update a stack with the same name. You might retry UpdateStack requests to ensure that AWS CloudFormation successfully received them.

All events triggered by a given stack operation are assigned the same client request token, which you can use to track operations. For example, if you execute a CreateStack operation with the token token1 , then all the StackEvents generated by that operation will have ClientRequestToken set as token1 .

In the console, stack operations display the client request token on the Events tab. Stack operations that are initiated from the console use the token format Console-StackOperation-ID , which helps you easily identify the stack operation . For example, if you create a stack using the console, each stack event would be assigned the same token in the following format: Console-CreateStack-7f59c3cf-00d2-40c7-b2ff-e75db0987002 .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To update AWS CloudFormation stacks

The following update-stack command updates the template and input parameters for the mystack stack:

aws cloudformation update-stack --stack-name mystack --template-url https://s3.amazonaws.com/sample/updated.template --parameters ParameterKey=KeyPairName,ParameterValue=SampleKeyPair ParameterKey=SubnetIDs,ParameterValue=SampleSubnetID1\\,SampleSubnetID2

The following update-stack command updates just the SubnetIDs parameter value for the mystack stack. If you don't specify a parameter value, the default value that is specified in the template is used:

aws cloudformation update-stack --stack-name mystack --template-url https://s3.amazonaws.com/sample/updated.template --parameters ParameterKey=KeyPairName,UsePreviousValue=true ParameterKey=SubnetIDs,ParameterValue=SampleSubnetID1\\,UpdatedSampleSubnetID2

The following update-stack command adds two stack notification topics to the mystack stack:

aws cloudformation update-stack --stack-name mystack --use-previous-template --notification-arns "arn:aws:sns:use-east-1:123456789012:mytopic1" "arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:123456789012:mytopic2"

For more information, see `Updating a Stack`_ in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.

Output

StackId -> (string)

Unique identifier of the stack.