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[ aws . ec2 ]



Provides information to AWS about your VPN customer gateway device. The customer gateway is the appliance at your end of the VPN connection. (The device on the AWS side of the VPN connection is the virtual private gateway.) You must provide the Internet-routable IP address of the customer gateway's external interface. The IP address must be static and may be behind a device performing network address translation (NAT).

For devices that use Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), you can also provide the device's BGP Autonomous System Number (ASN). You can use an existing ASN assigned to your network. If you don't have an ASN already, you can use a private ASN (in the 64512 - 65534 range).


Amazon EC2 supports all 2-byte ASN numbers in the range of 1 - 65534, with the exception of 7224, which is reserved in the us-east-1 Region, and 9059, which is reserved in the eu-west-1 Region.

For more information, see AWS Site-to-Site VPN in the AWS Site-to-Site VPN User Guide .


You cannot create more than one customer gateway with the same VPN type, IP address, and BGP ASN parameter values. If you run an identical request more than one time, the first request creates the customer gateway, and subsequent requests return information about the existing customer gateway. The subsequent requests do not create new customer gateway resources.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--bgp-asn <value>
--public-ip <value>
--type <value>
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--bgp-asn (integer)

For devices that support BGP, the customer gateway's BGP ASN.

Default: 65000

--public-ip (string)

The Internet-routable IP address for the customer gateway's outside interface. The address must be static.

--type (string)

The type of VPN connection that this customer gateway supports (ipsec.1 ).

Possible values:

  • ipsec.1

--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 .

--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.


To create a customer gateway

This example creates a customer gateway with the specified IP address for its outside interface.


aws ec2 create-customer-gateway --type ipsec.1 --public-ip --bgp-asn 65534


    "CustomerGateway": {
        "CustomerGatewayId": "cgw-0e11f167",
        "IpAddress": "",
        "State": "available",
        "Type": "ipsec.1",
        "BgpAsn": "65534"


CustomerGateway -> (structure)

Information about the customer gateway.

BgpAsn -> (string)

The customer gateway's Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Autonomous System Number (ASN).

CustomerGatewayId -> (string)

The ID of the customer gateway.

IpAddress -> (string)

The Internet-routable IP address of the customer gateway's outside interface.

State -> (string)

The current state of the customer gateway (pending | available | deleting | deleted ).

Type -> (string)

The type of VPN connection the customer gateway supports (ipsec.1 ).

Tags -> (list)

Any tags assigned to the customer gateway.


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.