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[ aws . resourcegroupstaggingapi ]



Applies one or more tags to the specified resources. Note the following:

  • Not all resources can have tags. For a list of services with resources that support tagging using this operation, see Services that support the Resource Groups Tagging API . If the resource doesn't yet support this operation, the resource's service might support tagging using its own API operations. For more information, refer to the documentation for that service.
  • Each resource can have up to 50 tags. For other limits, see Tag Naming and Usage Conventions in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.
  • You can only tag resources that are located in the specified Amazon Web Services Region for the Amazon Web Services account.
  • To add tags to a resource, you need the necessary permissions for the service that the resource belongs to as well as permissions for adding tags. For more information, see the documentation for each service.


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

In addition to the tag:TagResources permission required by this operation, you must also have the tagging permission defined by the service that created the resource. For example, to tag an Amazon EC2 instance using the TagResources operation, you must have both of the following permissions:

  • tag:TagResource
  • ec2:CreateTags

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--resource-arn-list (list)

Specifies the list of ARNs of the resources that you want to apply tags to.

An ARN (Amazon Resource Name) uniquely identifies a resource. For more information, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) and Amazon Web Services Service Namespaces in the Amazon Web Services General Reference .



"string" "string" ...

--tags (map)

Specifies a list of tags that you want to add to the specified resources. A tag consists of a key and a value that you define.

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 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 attach a tag to a resource

The following tag-resources example tags the specified resource with a key name and value.

aws resourcegroupstaggingapi tag-resources \
    --resource-arn-list arn:aws:s3:::MyProductionBucket \
    --tags Environment=Production,CostCenter=1234


    "FailedResourcesMap": {}

For more information, see TagResources in the Resource Groups Tagging API Reference.


FailedResourcesMap -> (map)

A map containing a key-value pair for each failed item that couldn't be tagged. The key is the ARN of the failed resource. The value is a FailureInfo object that contains an error code, a status code, and an error message. If there are no errors, the FailedResourcesMap is empty.

key -> (string)

value -> (structure)

Information about the errors that are returned for each failed resource. This information can include InternalServiceException and InvalidParameterException errors. It can also include any valid error code returned by the Amazon Web Services service that hosts the resource that the ARN key represents.

The following are common error codes that you might receive from other Amazon Web Services services:

For more information on errors that are generated from other Amazon Web Services services, see the documentation for that service.

StatusCode -> (integer)

The HTTP status code of the common error.

ErrorCode -> (string)

The code of the common error. Valid values include InternalServiceException , InvalidParameterException , and any valid error code returned by the Amazon Web Services service that hosts the resource that you want to tag.

ErrorMessage -> (string)

The message of the common error.