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[ aws . resource-groups ]



Adds tags to a resource group with the specified ARN. Existing tags on a resource group are not changed if they are not specified in the request parameters.


Do not store personally identifiable information (PII) or other confidential or sensitive information in tags. We use tags to provide you with billing and administration services. Tags are not intended to be used for private or sensitive data.

Minimum permissions

To run this command, you must have the following permissions:

  • resource-groups:Tag

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--arn (string)

The ARN of the resource group to which to add tags.

--tags (map)

The tags to add to the specified resource group. A tag is a string-to-string map of key-value pairs.

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 attach a tag to a resource group

The following tag example attaches the specified tag key and value pairs to the specified resource group (the group itself, not its members).

aws resource-groups tag \
    --tags QueryType=tags,QueryResources=ec2-instances \
    --arn arn:aws:resource-groups:us-west-2:128716708097:group/tbq-WebServer


    "Arn": "arn:aws:resource-groups:us-west-2:128716708097:group/tbq-WebServer",
    "Tags": {
        "QueryType": "tags",
        "QueryResources": "ec2-instances"

For more information, see Manage tags in the AWS Resource Groups User Guide.


Arn -> (string)

The ARN of the tagged resource.

Tags -> (map)

The tags that have been added to the specified resource group.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)