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[ aws . glue ]



Creates a connection definition in the Data Catalog.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--catalog-id <value>]
--connection-input <value>
[--tags <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>]


--catalog-id (string)

The ID of the Data Catalog in which to create the connection. If none is provided, the Amazon Web Services account ID is used by default.

--connection-input (structure)

A ConnectionInput object defining the connection to create.

Name -> (string)

The name of the connection.

Description -> (string)

The description of the connection.

ConnectionType -> (string)

The type of the connection. Currently, these types are supported:

  • JDBC - Designates a connection to a database through Java Database Connectivity (JDBC).
  • KAFKA - Designates a connection to an Apache Kafka streaming platform.
  • MONGODB - Designates a connection to a MongoDB document database.
  • NETWORK - Designates a network connection to a data source within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud environment (Amazon VPC).
  • MARKETPLACE - Uses configuration settings contained in a connector purchased from Amazon Web Services Marketplace to read from and write to data stores that are not natively supported by Glue.
  • CUSTOM - Uses configuration settings contained in a custom connector to read from and write to data stores that are not natively supported by Glue.

SFTP is not supported.

MatchCriteria -> (list)

A list of criteria that can be used in selecting this connection.


ConnectionProperties -> (map)

These key-value pairs define parameters for the connection.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

PhysicalConnectionRequirements -> (structure)

A map of physical connection requirements, such as virtual private cloud (VPC) and SecurityGroup , that are needed to successfully make this connection.

SubnetId -> (string)

The subnet ID used by the connection.

SecurityGroupIdList -> (list)

The security group ID list used by the connection.


AvailabilityZone -> (string)

The connection's Availability Zone. This field is redundant because the specified subnet implies the Availability Zone to be used. Currently the field must be populated, but it will be deprecated in the future.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "Name": "string",
  "Description": "string",
  "MatchCriteria": ["string", ...],
  "PhysicalConnectionRequirements": {
    "SubnetId": "string",
    "SecurityGroupIdList": ["string", ...],
    "AvailabilityZone": "string"

--tags (map)

The tags you assign to the connection.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "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.

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 a connection for AWS Glue data stores

The following create-connection example creates a connection in the AWS Glue Data Catalog that provides connection information for a Kafka data store.

aws glue create-connection \
    --connection-input '{ \
        "Name":"conn-kafka-custom", \
        "Description":"kafka connection with ssl to custom kafka", \
        "ConnectionType":"KAFKA",  \
        "ConnectionProperties":{  \
            "KAFKA_BOOTSTRAP_SERVERS":"<Kafka-broker-server-url>:<SSL-Port>", \
            "KAFKA_SSL_ENABLED":"true", \
            "KAFKA_CUSTOM_CERT": "s3://bucket/prefix/cert-file.pem" \
        }, \
        "PhysicalConnectionRequirements":{ \
            "SubnetId":"subnet-1234", \
            "SecurityGroupIdList":["sg-1234"], \
            "AvailabilityZone":"us-east-1a"} \
    }' \
    --region us-east-1

This command produces no output.

For more information, see Defining Connections in the AWS Glue Data Catalog in the AWS Glue Developer Guide.