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[ aws . shield ]

create-protection

Description

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.

You can add protection to only a single resource with each create-protection request. If you want to add protection to multiple resources at once, use the AWS WAF console . For more information see Getting Started with AWS Shield Advanced and Add AWS Shield Advanced Protection to more AWS Resources .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

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

Options

--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.

Output

ProtectionId -> (string)

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