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[ aws . shield ]



Enables AWS Shield Advanced for a specific AWS resource. The resource can be an Amazon CloudFront distribution, Elastic Load Balancing load balancer, Elastic IP Address, or an Amazon Route 53 hosted zone.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--name (string)

Friendly name for the Protection you are creating.

--resource-arn (string)

The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the resource to be protected.

The ARN should be in one of the following formats:

  • For an Application Load Balancer: ``arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:region :account-id :loadbalancer/app/load-balancer-name /load-balancer-id ``
  • For an Elastic Load Balancer (Classic Load Balancer): ``arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:region :account-id :loadbalancer/load-balancer-name ``
  • For AWS CloudFront distribution: ``arn:aws:cloudfront::account-id :distribution/distribution-id ``
  • For Amazon Route 53: ``arn:aws:route53::account-id :hostedzone/hosted-zone-id ``
  • For an Elastic IP address: ``arn:aws:ec2:region :account-id :eip-allocation/allocation-id ``

--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.

--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.


ProtectionId -> (string)

The unique identifier (ID) for the Protection object that is created.