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[ aws . gamelift ]

create-build

Description

Creates a new Amazon GameLift build resource for your game server binary files. Combine game server binaries into a zip file for use with Amazon GameLift.

Warning

When setting up a new game build for GameLift, we recommend using the CLI command ** upload-build ** . This helper command combines two tasks: (1) it uploads your build files from a file directory to a GameLift Amazon S3 location, and (2) it creates a new build resource.

You can use the operation in the following scenarios:

  • To create a new game build with build files that are in an Amazon S3 location under an Amazon Web Services account that you control. To use this option, you give Amazon GameLift access to the Amazon S3 bucket. With permissions in place, specify a build name, operating system, and the Amazon S3 storage location of your game build.
  • To directly upload your build files to a GameLift Amazon S3 location. To use this option, specify a build name and operating system. This operation creates a new build resource and also returns an Amazon S3 location with temporary access credentials. Use the credentials to manually upload your build files to the specified Amazon S3 location. For more information, see Uploading Objects in the Amazon S3 Developer Guide . After you upload build files to the GameLift Amazon S3 location, you can't update them.

If successful, this operation creates a new build resource with a unique build ID and places it in INITIALIZED status. A build must be in READY status before you can create fleets with it.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  create-build
[--name <value>]
[--storage-location <value>]
[--operating-system <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--server-sdk-version <value>]
[--build-version <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]

Options

--name (string)

A descriptive label associated with a build. Build names do not need to be unique. You can change this value later.

--storage-location (structure)

Information indicating where your game build files are stored. Use this parameter only when creating a build with files stored in an Amazon S3 bucket that you own. The storage location must specify an Amazon S3 bucket name and key. The location must also specify a role ARN that you set up to allow Amazon GameLift to access your Amazon S3 bucket. The S3 bucket and your new build must be in the same Region.

If a StorageLocation is specified, the size of your file can be found in your Amazon S3 bucket. Amazon GameLift will report a SizeOnDisk of 0.

Bucket -> (string)

An Amazon S3 bucket identifier. Thename of the S3 bucket.

Note

GameLift doesn't support uploading from Amazon S3 buckets with names that contain a dot (.).

Key -> (string)

The name of the zip file that contains the build files or script files.

RoleArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN ) for an IAM role that allows Amazon GameLift to access the S3 bucket.

ObjectVersion -> (string)

The version of the file, if object versioning is turned on for the bucket. Amazon GameLift uses this information when retrieving files from an S3 bucket that you own. Use this parameter to specify a specific version of the file. If not set, the latest version of the file is retrieved.

Shorthand Syntax:

Bucket=string,Key=string,RoleArn=string,ObjectVersion=string

JSON Syntax:

{
  "Bucket": "string",
  "Key": "string",
  "RoleArn": "string",
  "ObjectVersion": "string"
}

--operating-system (string)

The operating system that you built the game server binaries to run on. This value determines the type of fleet resources that you can use for this build. If your game build contains multiple executables, they all must run on the same operating system. If an operating system is not specified when creating a build, GameLift uses the default value (WINDOWS_2012). This value cannot be changed later.

Possible values:

  • WINDOWS_2012
  • AMAZON_LINUX
  • AMAZON_LINUX_2

--tags (list)

A list of labels to assign to the new build resource. Tags are developer defined key-value pairs. Tagging Amazon Web Services resources are useful for resource management, access management and cost allocation. For more information, see Tagging Amazon Web Services Resources in the Amazon Web Services General Reference . Once the resource is created, you can use TagResource , UntagResource , and ListTagsForResource to add, remove, and view tags. The maximum tag limit may be lower than stated. See the Amazon Web Services General Reference for actual tagging limits.

(structure)

A label that can be assigned to a GameLift resource.

Learn more

Tagging Amazon Web Services Resources in the Amazon Web Services General Reference

Amazon Web Services Tagging Strategies

Related actions

All APIs by task

Key -> (string)

The key for a developer-defined key:value pair for tagging an Amazon Web Services resource.

Value -> (string)

The value for a developer-defined key:value pair for tagging an Amazon Web Services resource.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--server-sdk-version (string)

A server SDK version you used when integrating your game server build with GameLift. For more information see Integrate games with custom game servers .

--build-version (string)

Version information associated with a build or script. Version strings do not need to be unique. You can change this value later.

--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.

Examples

Note

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 .

Example1: To create a game build from files in an S3 bucket

The following create-build example creates a custom game build resource. It uses zipped files that are stored in an S3 location in an AWS account that you control. This example assumes that you've already created an IAM role that gives Amazon GameLift permission to access the S3 location. Since the request does not specify an operating system, the new build resource defaults to WINDOWS_2012.

aws gamelift create-build \
    --storage-location file://storage-loc.json \
    --name MegaFrogRaceServer.NA \
    --build-version 12345.678

Contents of storage-loc.json:

{
    "Bucket":"MegaFrogRaceServer_NA_build_files"
    "Key":"MegaFrogRaceServer_build_123.zip"
    "RoleArn":"arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/gamelift"
}

Output:

{
    "Build": {
        "BuildArn": "arn:aws:gamelift:us-west-2::build/build-a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111",
        "BuildId": "build-a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111",
        "CreationTime": 1496708916.18,
        "Name": "MegaFrogRaceServer.NA",
        "OperatingSystem": "WINDOWS_2012",
        "SizeOnDisk": 479303,
        "Status": "INITIALIZED",
        "Version": "12345.678"
    },
    "StorageLocation": {
        "Bucket": "MegaFrogRaceServer_NA_build_files",
        "Key": "MegaFrogRaceServer_build_123.zip"
    }
}

Example2: To create a game build resource for manually uploading files to GameLift

The following create-build example creates a new build resource. It also gets a storage location and temporary credentials that allow you to manually upload your game build to the GameLift location in Amazon S3. Once you've successfully uploaded your build, the GameLift service validates the build and updates the new build's status.

aws gamelift create-build \
    --name MegaFrogRaceServer.NA \
    --build-version 12345.678 \
    --operating-system AMAZON_LINUX

Output:

{
    "Build": {
        "BuildArn": "arn:aws:gamelift:us-west-2::build/build-a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111",
        "BuildId": "build-a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111",
        "CreationTime": 1496708916.18,
        "Name": "MegaFrogRaceServer.NA",
        "OperatingSystem": "AMAZON_LINUX",
        "SizeOnDisk": 0,
        "Status": "INITIALIZED",
        "Version": "12345.678"
    },
    "StorageLocation": {
        "Bucket": "gamelift-builds-us-west-2",
        "Key": "123456789012/build-a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111"
    },
    "UploadCredentials": {
        "AccessKeyId": "AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE",
        "SecretAccessKey": "wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY",
        "SessionToken": "AgoGb3JpZ2luENz...EXAMPLETOKEN=="
    }
}

For more information, see Upload a Custom Server Build to GameLift in the Amazon GameLift Developer Guide.

Output

Build -> (structure)

The newly created build resource, including a unique build IDs and status.

BuildId -> (string)

A unique identifier for the build.

BuildArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN ) assigned to a GameLift build resource and uniquely identifies it. ARNs are unique across all Regions. Format is arn:aws:gamelift:<region>::build/build-a1234567-b8c9-0d1e-2fa3-b45c6d7e8912 . In a GameLift build ARN, the resource ID matches the BuildId value.

Name -> (string)

A descriptive label associated with a build. Build names do not need to be unique. It can be set using CreateBuild or UpdateBuild .

Version -> (string)

Version information associated with a build or script. Version strings do not need to be unique.

Status -> (string)

Current status of the build.

Possible build statuses include the following:

  • INITIALIZED -- A new build has been defined, but no files have been uploaded. You cannot create fleets for builds that are in this status. When a build is successfully created, the build status is set to this value.
  • READY -- The game build has been successfully uploaded. You can now create new fleets for this build.
  • FAILED -- The game build upload failed. You cannot create new fleets for this build.

SizeOnDisk -> (long)

File size of the uploaded game build, expressed in bytes. When the build status is INITIALIZED or when using a custom Amazon S3 storage location, this value is 0.

OperatingSystem -> (string)

Operating system that the game server binaries are built to run on. This value determines the type of fleet resources that you can use for this build.

CreationTime -> (timestamp)

A time stamp indicating when this data object was created. Format is a number expressed in Unix time as milliseconds (for example "1469498468.057" ).

ServerSdkVersion -> (string)

The GameLift Server SDK version used to develop your game server.

UploadCredentials -> (structure)

This element is returned only when the operation is called without a storage location. It contains credentials to use when you are uploading a build file to an Amazon S3 bucket that is owned by Amazon GameLift. Credentials have a limited life span. To refresh these credentials, call RequestUploadCredentials .

AccessKeyId -> (string)

Temporary key allowing access to the Amazon GameLift S3 account.

SecretAccessKey -> (string)

Temporary secret key allowing access to the Amazon GameLift S3 account.

SessionToken -> (string)

Token used to associate a specific build ID with the files uploaded using these credentials.

StorageLocation -> (structure)

Amazon S3 location for your game build file, including bucket name and key.

Bucket -> (string)

An Amazon S3 bucket identifier. Thename of the S3 bucket.

Note

GameLift doesn't support uploading from Amazon S3 buckets with names that contain a dot (.).

Key -> (string)

The name of the zip file that contains the build files or script files.

RoleArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN ) for an IAM role that allows Amazon GameLift to access the S3 bucket.

ObjectVersion -> (string)

The version of the file, if object versioning is turned on for the bucket. Amazon GameLift uses this information when retrieving files from an S3 bucket that you own. Use this parameter to specify a specific version of the file. If not set, the latest version of the file is retrieved.