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create-invalidation

Description

Create a new invalidation.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-invalidation
--distribution-id <value>
[--invalidation-batch <value>]
[--paths <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--distribution-id (string)

The distribution's id.

--invalidation-batch (structure)

The batch information for the invalidation.

Shorthand Syntax:

Paths={Quantity=integer,Items=[string,string]},CallerReference=string

JSON Syntax:

{
  "Paths": {
    "Quantity": integer,
    "Items": ["string", ...]
  },
  "CallerReference": "string"
}

--paths (string) The space-separated paths to be invalidated. Note: --invalidation-batch and --paths are mututally exclusive.

--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 create an invalidation for a CloudFront distribution

The following example creates an invalidation for the file /example-path/example-file.jpg in the CloudFront distribution with the ID EDFDVBD6EXAMPLE:

aws cloudfront create-invalidation \
    --distribution-id EDFDVBD6EXAMPLE \
    --paths "/example-path/example-file.jpg"

Output:

{
    "Location": "https://cloudfront.amazonaws.com/2019-03-26/distribution/EDFDVBD6EXAMPLE/invalidation/I1JLWSDAP8FU89",
    "Invalidation": {
        "Id": "I1JLWSDAP8FU89",
        "Status": "InProgress",
        "CreateTime": "2019-12-05T18:24:51.407Z",
        "InvalidationBatch": {
            "Paths": {
                "Quantity": 1,
                "Items": [
                    "/example-path/example-file.jpg"
                ]
            },
            "CallerReference": "cli-1575570291-670203"
        }
    }
}

In the previous example, the AWS CLI automatically generated a random CallerReference. To specify your own CallerReference, or to avoid passing the invalidation parameters as command line arguments, you can use a JSON file. The following example creates an invalidation for two files, by providing the invalidation parameters in a JSON file named inv-batch.json:

aws cloudfront create-invalidation \
    --distribution-id EDFDVBD6EXAMPLE \
    --invalidation-batch file://inv-batch.json

The file inv-batch.json is a JSON document in the current folder that contains the following:

{
    "Paths": {
        "Quantity": 2,
        "Items": [
            "/example-path/example-file.jpg",
            "/example-path/example-file-2.jpg"
        ]
    },
    "CallerReference": "cli-example"
}

Output:

{
    "Location": "https://cloudfront.amazonaws.com/2019-03-26/distribution/EDFDVBD6EXAMPLE/invalidation/I2J0I21PCUYOIK",
    "Invalidation": {
        "Id": "I2J0I21PCUYOIK",
        "Status": "InProgress",
        "CreateTime": "2019-12-05T18:40:49.413Z",
        "InvalidationBatch": {
            "Paths": {
                "Quantity": 2,
                "Items": [
                    "/example-path/example-file.jpg",
                    "/example-path/example-file-2.jpg"
                ]
            },
            "CallerReference": "cli-example"
        }
    }
}

Output

Location -> (string)

The fully qualified URI of the distribution and invalidation batch request, including the Invalidation ID .

Invalidation -> (structure)

The invalidation's information.

Id -> (string)

The identifier for the invalidation request. For example: IDFDVBD632BHDS5 .

Status -> (string)

The status of the invalidation request. When the invalidation batch is finished, the status is Completed .

CreateTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time the invalidation request was first made.

InvalidationBatch -> (structure)

The current invalidation information for the batch request.

Paths -> (structure)

A complex type that contains information about the objects that you want to invalidate. For more information, see Specifying the Objects to Invalidate in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide .

Quantity -> (integer)

The number of invalidation paths specified for the objects that you want to invalidate.

Items -> (list)

A complex type that contains a list of the paths that you want to invalidate.

(string)

CallerReference -> (string)

A value that you specify to uniquely identify an invalidation request. CloudFront uses the value to prevent you from accidentally resubmitting an identical request. Whenever you create a new invalidation request, you must specify a new value for CallerReference and change other values in the request as applicable. One way to ensure that the value of CallerReference is unique is to use a timestamp , for example, 20120301090000 .

If you make a second invalidation request with the same value for CallerReference , and if the rest of the request is the same, CloudFront doesn't create a new invalidation request. Instead, CloudFront returns information about the invalidation request that you previously created with the same CallerReference .

If CallerReference is a value you already sent in a previous invalidation batch request but the content of any Path is different from the original request, CloudFront returns an InvalidationBatchAlreadyExists error.