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[ aws . ivschat ]



Creates an encrypted token that is used by a chat participant to establish an individual WebSocket chat connection to a room. When the token is used to connect to chat, the connection is valid for the session duration specified in the request. The token becomes invalid at the token-expiration timestamp included in the response.

Use the capabilities field to permit an end user to send messages or moderate a room.

The attributes field securely attaches structured data to the chat session; the data is included within each message sent by the end user and received by other participants in the room. Common use cases for attributes include passing end-user profile data like an icon, display name, colors, badges, and other display features.

Encryption keys are owned by Amazon IVS Chat and never used directly by your application.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--room-identifier <value>
--user-id <value>
[--capabilities <value>]
[--session-duration-in-minutes <value>]
[--attributes <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>]


--room-identifier (string)

Identifier of the room that the client is trying to access. Currently this must be an ARN.

--user-id (string)

Application-provided ID that uniquely identifies the user associated with this token. This can be any UTF-8 encoded text.

--capabilities (list)

Set of capabilities that the user is allowed to perform in the room. Default: None (the capability to view messages is implicitly included in all requests).



"string" "string" ...

Where valid values are:

--session-duration-in-minutes (integer)

Session duration (in minutes), after which the session expires. Default: 60 (1 hour).

--attributes (map)

Application-provided attributes to encode into the token and attach to a chat session. Map keys and values can contain UTF-8 encoded text. The maximum length of this field is 1 KB total.

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 chat token

The following create-chat-token example creates an encrypted chat token that is used to establish an individual WebSocket connection to a room. The token is valid for one minute, and a connection (session) established with the token is valid for the specified duration.

aws ivschat create-chat-token \
    --roomIdentifier "arn:aws:ivschat:us-west-2:12345689012:room/g1H2I3j4k5L6", \
    --userId" "11231234" \
    --capabilities "SEND_MESSAGE", \
    --sessionDurationInMinutes" 30


    "token": "ACEGmnoq#1rstu2...BDFH3vxwy!4hlm!#5",
    "sessionExpirationTime": "2022-03-16T04:44:09+00:00"
    "state": "CREATING",
    "tokenExpirationTime": "2022-03-16T03:45:09+00:00"

For more information, see Step 3: Authenticate and Authorize Chat Clients in the Amazon Interactive Video Service User Guide.


token -> (string)

The issued client token, encrypted.

tokenExpirationTime -> (timestamp)

Time after which the token is no longer valid and cannot be used to connect to a room. This is an ISO 8601 timestamp; note that this is returned as a string .

sessionExpirationTime -> (timestamp)

Time after which an end user's session is no longer valid. This is an ISO 8601 timestamp; note that this is returned as a string .