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Creates an approval rule for a pull request.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--pull-request-id <value>
--approval-rule-name <value>
--approval-rule-content <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--pull-request-id (string)

The system-generated ID of the pull request for which you want to create the approval rule.

--approval-rule-name (string)

The name for the approval rule.

--approval-rule-content (string)

The content of the approval rule, including the number of approvals needed and the structure of an approval pool defined for approvals, if any. For more information about approval pools, see the CodeCommit User Guide.


When you create the content of the approval rule, you can specify approvers in an approval pool in one of two ways:

  • CodeCommitApprovers : This option only requires an Amazon Web Services account and a resource. It can be used for both IAM users and federated access users whose name matches the provided resource name. This is a very powerful option that offers a great deal of flexibility. For example, if you specify the Amazon Web Services account 123456789012 and Mary_Major , all of the following would be counted as approvals coming from that user:
    • An IAM user in the account (arn:aws:iam::123456789012 :user/Mary_Major )
    • A federated user identified in IAM as Mary_Major (arn:aws:sts::123456789012 :federated-user/Mary_Major )

This option does not recognize an active session of someone assuming the role of CodeCommitReview with a role session name of Mary_Major (arn:aws:sts::123456789012 :assumed-role/CodeCommitReview/Mary_Major ) unless you include a wildcard (*Mary_Major).

  • Fully qualified ARN : This option allows you to specify the fully qualified Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM user or role.

For more information about IAM ARNs, wildcards, and formats, see IAM Identifiers in the IAM User Guide .

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To create an approval rule for a pull request

The following create-pull-request-approval-rule example creates an approval rule named Require two approved approvers for the specified pull request. The rule specifies that two approvals are required from an approval pool. The pool includes all users who access CodeCommit by assuming the role of CodeCommitReview in the 123456789012 AWS account. It also includes either an IAM user or federated user named Nikhil_Jayashankar from the same AWS account.

aws codecommit create-pull-request-approval-rule  \
    --approval-rule-name "Require two approved approvers"  \
    --approval-rule-content "{\"Version\": \"2018-11-08\",\"Statements\": [{\"Type\": \"Approvers\",\"NumberOfApprovalsNeeded\": 2,\"ApprovalPoolMembers\": [\"CodeCommitApprovers:123456789012:Nikhil_Jayashankar\", \"arn:aws:sts::123456789012:assumed-role/CodeCommitReview/*\"]}]}"


    "approvalRule": {
        "approvalRuleName": "Require two approved approvers",
        "lastModifiedDate": 1570752871.932,
        "ruleContentSha256": "7c44e6ebEXAMPLE",
        "creationDate": 1570752871.932,
        "approvalRuleId": "aac33506-EXAMPLE",
        "approvalRuleContent": "{\"Version\": \"2018-11-08\",\"Statements\": [{\"Type\": \"Approvers\",\"NumberOfApprovalsNeeded\": 2,\"ApprovalPoolMembers\": [\"CodeCommitApprovers:123456789012:Nikhil_Jayashankar\", \"arn:aws:sts::123456789012:assumed-role/CodeCommitReview/*\"]}]}",
        "lastModifiedUser": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/Mary_Major"

For more information, see Create an Approval Rule in the AWS CodeCommit User Guide.


approvalRule -> (structure)

Information about the created approval rule.

approvalRuleId -> (string)

The system-generated ID of the approval rule.

approvalRuleName -> (string)

The name of the approval rule.

approvalRuleContent -> (string)

The content of the approval rule.

ruleContentSha256 -> (string)

The SHA-256 hash signature for the content of the approval rule.

lastModifiedDate -> (timestamp)

The date the approval rule was most recently changed, in timestamp format.

creationDate -> (timestamp)

The date the approval rule was created, in timestamp format.

lastModifiedUser -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the user who made the most recent changes to the approval rule.

originApprovalRuleTemplate -> (structure)

The approval rule template used to create the rule.

approvalRuleTemplateId -> (string)

The ID of the template that created the approval rule.

approvalRuleTemplateName -> (string)

The name of the template that created the approval rule.