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create-client-vpn-endpoint

Description

Creates a Client VPN endpoint. A Client VPN endpoint is the resource you create and configure to enable and manage client VPN sessions. It is the destination endpoint at which all client VPN sessions are terminated.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-client-vpn-endpoint
--client-cidr-block <value>
--server-certificate-arn <value>
--authentication-options <value>
--connection-log-options <value>
[--dns-servers <value>]
[--transport-protocol <value>]
[--vpn-port <value>]
[--description <value>]
[--split-tunnel | --no-split-tunnel]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--client-token <value>]
[--tag-specifications <value>]
[--security-group-ids <value>]
[--vpc-id <value>]
[--self-service-portal <value>]
[--client-connect-options <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--client-cidr-block (string)

The IPv4 address range, in CIDR notation, from which to assign client IP addresses. The address range cannot overlap with the local CIDR of the VPC in which the associated subnet is located, or the routes that you add manually. The address range cannot be changed after the Client VPN endpoint has been created. The CIDR block should be /22 or greater.

--server-certificate-arn (string)

The ARN of the server certificate. For more information, see the AWS Certificate Manager User Guide .

--authentication-options (list)

Information about the authentication method to be used to authenticate clients.

(structure)

Describes the authentication method to be used by a Client VPN endpoint. For more information, see Authentication in the AWS Client VPN Administrator Guide .

Type -> (string)

The type of client authentication to be used.

ActiveDirectory -> (structure)

Information about the Active Directory to be used, if applicable. You must provide this information if Type is directory-service-authentication .

DirectoryId -> (string)

The ID of the Active Directory to be used for authentication.

MutualAuthentication -> (structure)

Information about the authentication certificates to be used, if applicable. You must provide this information if Type is certificate-authentication .

ClientRootCertificateChainArn -> (string)

The ARN of the client certificate. The certificate must be signed by a certificate authority (CA) and it must be provisioned in AWS Certificate Manager (ACM).

FederatedAuthentication -> (structure)

Information about the IAM SAML identity provider to be used, if applicable. You must provide this information if Type is federated-authentication .

SAMLProviderArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM SAML identity provider.

SelfServiceSAMLProviderArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM SAML identity provider for the self-service portal.

Shorthand Syntax:

Type=string,ActiveDirectory={DirectoryId=string},MutualAuthentication={ClientRootCertificateChainArn=string},FederatedAuthentication={SAMLProviderArn=string,SelfServiceSAMLProviderArn=string} ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Type": "certificate-authentication"|"directory-service-authentication"|"federated-authentication",
    "ActiveDirectory": {
      "DirectoryId": "string"
    },
    "MutualAuthentication": {
      "ClientRootCertificateChainArn": "string"
    },
    "FederatedAuthentication": {
      "SAMLProviderArn": "string",
      "SelfServiceSAMLProviderArn": "string"
    }
  }
  ...
]

--connection-log-options (structure)

Information about the client connection logging options.

If you enable client connection logging, data about client connections is sent to a Cloudwatch Logs log stream. The following information is logged:

  • Client connection requests
  • Client connection results (successful and unsuccessful)
  • Reasons for unsuccessful client connection requests
  • Client connection termination time

Enabled -> (boolean)

Indicates whether connection logging is enabled.

CloudwatchLogGroup -> (string)

The name of the CloudWatch Logs log group. Required if connection logging is enabled.

CloudwatchLogStream -> (string)

The name of the CloudWatch Logs log stream to which the connection data is published.

Shorthand Syntax:

Enabled=boolean,CloudwatchLogGroup=string,CloudwatchLogStream=string

JSON Syntax:

{
  "Enabled": true|false,
  "CloudwatchLogGroup": "string",
  "CloudwatchLogStream": "string"
}

--dns-servers (list)

Information about the DNS servers to be used for DNS resolution. A Client VPN endpoint can have up to two DNS servers. If no DNS server is specified, the DNS address configured on the device is used for the DNS server.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--transport-protocol (string)

The transport protocol to be used by the VPN session.

Default value: udp

Possible values:

  • tcp
  • udp

--vpn-port (integer)

The port number to assign to the Client VPN endpoint for TCP and UDP traffic.

Valid Values: 443 | 1194

Default Value: 443

--description (string)

A brief description of the Client VPN endpoint.

--split-tunnel | --no-split-tunnel (boolean)

Indicates whether split-tunnel is enabled on the AWS Client VPN endpoint.

By default, split-tunnel on a VPN endpoint is disabled.

For information about split-tunnel VPN endpoints, see Split-Tunnel AWS Client VPN Endpoint in the AWS Client VPN Administrator Guide .

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation . Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation .

--client-token (string)

Unique, case-sensitive identifier that you provide to ensure the idempotency of the request. For more information, see How to Ensure Idempotency .

--tag-specifications (list)

The tags to apply to the Client VPN endpoint during creation.

(structure)

The tags to apply to a resource when the resource is being created.

ResourceType -> (string)

The type of resource to tag. Currently, the resource types that support tagging on creation are: capacity-reservation | carrier-gateway | client-vpn-endpoint | customer-gateway | dedicated-host | dhcp-options | export-image-task | export-instance-task | fleet | fpga-image | host-reservation | import-image-task | import-snapshot-task | instance | internet-gateway | ipv4pool-ec2 | ipv6pool-ec2 | key-pair | launch-template | placement-group | prefix-list | natgateway | network-acl | route-table | security-group | spot-fleet-request | spot-instances-request | snapshot | subnet | traffic-mirror-filter | traffic-mirror-session | traffic-mirror-target | transit-gateway | transit-gateway-attachment | transit-gateway-route-table | volume |vpc | vpc-peering-connection | vpc-endpoint (for interface and gateway endpoints) | vpc-endpoint-service (for AWS PrivateLink) | vpc-flow-log | vpn-connection | vpn-gateway .

To tag a resource after it has been created, see CreateTags .

Tags -> (list)

The tags to apply to the resource.

(structure)

Describes a tag.

Key -> (string)

The key of the tag.

Constraints: Tag keys are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 127 Unicode characters. May not begin with aws: .

Value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

Constraints: Tag values are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 255 Unicode characters.

Shorthand Syntax:

ResourceType=string,Tags=[{Key=string,Value=string},{Key=string,Value=string}] ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "ResourceType": "client-vpn-endpoint"|"customer-gateway"|"dedicated-host"|"dhcp-options"|"egress-only-internet-gateway"|"elastic-ip"|"elastic-gpu"|"export-image-task"|"export-instance-task"|"fleet"|"fpga-image"|"host-reservation"|"image"|"import-image-task"|"import-snapshot-task"|"instance"|"internet-gateway"|"key-pair"|"launch-template"|"local-gateway-route-table-vpc-association"|"natgateway"|"network-acl"|"network-interface"|"placement-group"|"reserved-instances"|"route-table"|"security-group"|"snapshot"|"spot-fleet-request"|"spot-instances-request"|"subnet"|"traffic-mirror-filter"|"traffic-mirror-session"|"traffic-mirror-target"|"transit-gateway"|"transit-gateway-attachment"|"transit-gateway-multicast-domain"|"transit-gateway-route-table"|"volume"|"vpc"|"vpc-peering-connection"|"vpn-connection"|"vpn-gateway"|"vpc-flow-log",
    "Tags": [
      {
        "Key": "string",
        "Value": "string"
      }
      ...
    ]
  }
  ...
]

--security-group-ids (list)

The IDs of one or more security groups to apply to the target network. You must also specify the ID of the VPC that contains the security groups.

(string)

Syntax:

"string" "string" ...

--vpc-id (string)

The ID of the VPC to associate with the Client VPN endpoint. If no security group IDs are specified in the request, the default security group for the VPC is applied.

--self-service-portal (string)

Specify whether to enable the self-service portal for the Client VPN endpoint.

Default Value: enabled

Possible values:

  • enabled
  • disabled

--client-connect-options (structure)

The options for managing connection authorization for new client connections.

Enabled -> (boolean)

Indicates whether client connect options are enabled. The default is false (not enabled).

LambdaFunctionArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the AWS Lambda function used for connection authorization.

Shorthand Syntax:

Enabled=boolean,LambdaFunctionArn=string

JSON Syntax:

{
  "Enabled": true|false,
  "LambdaFunctionArn": "string"
}

--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 a Client VPN endpoint

The following create-client-vpn-endpoint example creates a Client VPN endpoint that uses mutual authentication and specifies a value for the client CIDR block.

aws ec2 create-client-vpn-endpoint \
    --client-cidr-block "172.31.0.0/16" \
    --server-certificate-arn arn:aws:acm:ap-south-1:123456789012:certificate/a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-11111EXAMPLE \
    --authentication-options Type=certificate-authentication,MutualAuthentication={ClientRootCertificateChainArn=arn:aws:acm:ap-south-1:123456789012:certificate/a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-22222EXAMPLE} \
    --connection-log-options Enabled=false

Output:

{
    "ClientVpnEndpointId": "cvpn-endpoint-123456789123abcde",
    "Status": {
        "Code": "pending-associate"
    },
    "DnsName": "cvpn-endpoint-123456789123abcde.prod.clientvpn.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com"
}

For more information, see Client VPN Endpoints in the AWS Client VPN Administrator Guide.

Output

ClientVpnEndpointId -> (string)

The ID of the Client VPN endpoint.

Status -> (structure)

The current state of the Client VPN endpoint.

Code -> (string)

The state of the Client VPN endpoint. Possible states include:

  • pending-associate - The Client VPN endpoint has been created but no target networks have been associated. The Client VPN endpoint cannot accept connections.
  • available - The Client VPN endpoint has been created and a target network has been associated. The Client VPN endpoint can accept connections.
  • deleting - The Client VPN endpoint is being deleted. The Client VPN endpoint cannot accept connections.
  • deleted - The Client VPN endpoint has been deleted. The Client VPN endpoint cannot accept connections.

Message -> (string)

A message about the status of the Client VPN endpoint.

DnsName -> (string)

The DNS name to be used by clients when establishing their VPN session.