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[ aws . greengrass ]



Creates a group. You may provide the initial version of the group or use ''CreateGroupVersion'' at a later time. Tip: You can use the ''gg_group_setup'' package ( as a library or command-line application to create and deploy Greengrass groups.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--amzn-client-token <value>]
[--initial-version <value>]
[--name <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--amzn-client-token (string) A client token used to correlate requests and responses.

--initial-version (structure) Information about the initial version of the group.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "ConnectorDefinitionVersionArn": "string",
  "CoreDefinitionVersionArn": "string",
  "DeviceDefinitionVersionArn": "string",
  "FunctionDefinitionVersionArn": "string",
  "LoggerDefinitionVersionArn": "string",
  "ResourceDefinitionVersionArn": "string",
  "SubscriptionDefinitionVersionArn": "string"

--name (string) The name of the group.

--tags (map) Tag(s) to add to the new resource.

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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To create a Greeengrass group

The following create-group example creates a group named cli-created-group.

aws greengrass create-group \


    "Arn": "arn:aws:greengrass:us-west-2:123456789012:/greengrass/groups/4e22bd92-898c-436b-ade5-434d883ff749",
    "CreationTimestamp": "2019-06-25T18:07:17.688Z",
    "Id": "4e22bd92-898c-436b-ade5-434d883ff749",
    "LastUpdatedTimestamp": "2019-06-25T18:07:17.688Z",
    "Name": "cli-created-group"


Arn -> (string)

The ARN of the definition.

CreationTimestamp -> (string)

The time, in milliseconds since the epoch, when the definition was created.

Id -> (string)

The ID of the definition.

LastUpdatedTimestamp -> (string)

The time, in milliseconds since the epoch, when the definition was last updated.

LatestVersion -> (string)

The ID of the latest version associated with the definition.

LatestVersionArn -> (string)

The ARN of the latest version associated with the definition.

Name -> (string)

The name of the definition.