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Creates or updates a lifecycle policy. For information about lifecycle policy syntax, see Lifecycle Policy Template .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--registry-id <value>]
--repository-name <value>
--lifecycle-policy-text <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--registry-id (string)

The AWS account ID associated with the registry that contains the repository. If you donot specify a registry, the default registry is assumed.

--repository-name (string)

The name of the repository to receive the policy.

--lifecycle-policy-text (string)

The JSON repository policy text to apply to the repository.

--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 lifecycle policy

This example creates a lifecycle policy defined by policy.json` for a repository called ``project-a/amazon-ecs-sample in the default registry for an account.


aws ecr put-lifecycle-policy --repository-name "project-a/amazon-ecs-sample" --lifecycle-policy-text "file://policy.json"

JSON file format:

    "rules": [
            "rulePriority": 1,
            "description": "Expire images older than 14 days",
            "selection": {
                "tagStatus": "untagged",
                "countType": "sinceImagePushed",
                "countUnit": "days",
                "countNumber": 14
            "action": {
                "type": "expire"


  "registryId": "<aws_account_id>",
  "repositoryName": "project-a/amazon-ecs-sample",
  "lifecyclePolicyText": "{\"rules\":[{\"rulePriority\":1,\"description\":\"Expire images older than 14 days\",\"selection\":{\"tagStatus\":\"untagged\",\"countType\":\"sinceImagePushed\",\"countUnit\":\"days\",\"countNumber\":14},\"action\":{\"type\":\"expire\"}}]}"


registryId -> (string)

The registry ID associated with the request.

repositoryName -> (string)

The repository name associated with the request.

lifecyclePolicyText -> (string)

The JSON repository policy text.