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Creates a Device Defender audit suppression.

Requires permission to access the CreateAuditSuppression action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--check-name <value>
--resource-identifier <value>
[--expiration-date <value>]
[--suppress-indefinitely | --no-suppress-indefinitely]
[--description <value>]
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--check-name (string)

An audit check name. Checks must be enabled for your account. (Use DescribeAccountAuditConfiguration to see the list of all checks, including those that are enabled or use UpdateAccountAuditConfiguration to select which checks are enabled.)

--resource-identifier (structure)

Information that identifies the noncompliant resource.

deviceCertificateId -> (string)

The ID of the certificate attached to the resource.

caCertificateId -> (string)

The ID of the CA certificate used to authorize the certificate.

cognitoIdentityPoolId -> (string)

The ID of the Amazon Cognito identity pool.

clientId -> (string)

The client ID.

policyVersionIdentifier -> (structure)

The version of the policy associated with the resource.

policyName -> (string)

The name of the policy.

policyVersionId -> (string)

The ID of the version of the policy associated with the resource.

account -> (string)

The account with which the resource is associated.

iamRoleArn -> (string)

The ARN of the IAM role that has overly permissive actions.

roleAliasArn -> (string)

The ARN of the role alias that has overly permissive actions.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "deviceCertificateId": "string",
  "caCertificateId": "string",
  "cognitoIdentityPoolId": "string",
  "clientId": "string",
  "policyVersionIdentifier": {
    "policyName": "string",
    "policyVersionId": "string"
  "account": "string",
  "iamRoleArn": "string",
  "roleAliasArn": "string"

--expiration-date (timestamp)

The epoch timestamp in seconds at which this suppression expires.

--suppress-indefinitely | --no-suppress-indefinitely (boolean)

Indicates whether a suppression should exist indefinitely or not.

--description (string)

The description of the audit suppression.

--client-request-token (string)

Each audit supression must have a unique client request token. If you try to create a new audit suppression with the same token as one that already exists, an exception occurs. If you omit this value, Amazon Web Services SDKs will automatically generate a unique client request.

--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 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 an audit finding suppression

The following create-audit-suppression example creates an audit finding suppression for a policy named "virtualMachinePolicy" that has been flagged for being overly permissive.

aws iot create-audit-suppression \
    --resource-identifier policyVersionIdentifier={"policyName"="virtualMachinePolicy","policyVersionId"="1"} \
    --no-suppress-indefinitely \
    --expiration-date 2020-10-20

This command produces no output.

For more information, see Audit finding suppressions in the AWS IoT Developers Guide.