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[ aws . rekognition ]



Creates a collection in an AWS Region. You can add faces to the collection using the IndexFaces operation.

For example, you might create collections, one for each of your application users. A user can then index faces using the IndexFaces operation and persist results in a specific collection. Then, a user can search the collection for faces in the user-specific container.

When you create a collection, it is associated with the latest version of the face model version.


Collection names are case-sensitive.

This operation requires permissions to perform the rekognition:CreateCollection action. If you want to tag your collection, you also require permission to perform the rekognition:TagResource operation.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--collection-id <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--collection-id (string)

ID for the collection that you are creating.

--tags (map)

A set of tags (key-value pairs) that you want to attach to the collection.

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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To create a collection

The following create-collection command creates a collection with the specified name.

aws rekognition create-collection \
    --collection-id "MyCollection"


    "CollectionArn": "aws:rekognition:us-west-2:123456789012:collection/MyCollection",
    "FaceModelVersion": "4.0",
    "StatusCode": 200

For more information, see Creating a Collection in the Amazon Rekognition Developer Guide.


StatusCode -> (integer)

HTTP status code indicating the result of the operation.

CollectionArn -> (string)

Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the collection. You can use this to manage permissions on your resources.

FaceModelVersion -> (string)

Version number of the face detection model associated with the collection you are creating.