Table Of Contents

Feedback

User Guide

First time using the AWS CLI? See the User Guide for help getting started.

Note: You are viewing the documentation for an older major version of the AWS CLI (version 1).

AWS CLI version 2, the latest major version of AWS CLI, is now stable and recommended for general use. To view this page for the AWS CLI version 2, click here. For more information see the AWS CLI version 2 installation instructions and migration guide.

[ aws . ssm ]

create-document

Description

Creates a Systems Manager (SSM) document. An SSM document defines the actions that Systems Manager performs on your managed instances. For more information about SSM documents, including information about supported schemas, features, and syntax, see AWS Systems Manager Documents in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-document
--content <value>
[--requires <value>]
[--attachments <value>]
--name <value>
[--version-name <value>]
[--document-type <value>]
[--document-format <value>]
[--target-type <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--content (string)

The content for the new SSM document in JSON or YAML format. We recommend storing the contents for your new document in an external JSON or YAML file and referencing the file in a command.

For examples, see the following topics in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide .

--requires (list)

A list of SSM documents required by a document. This parameter is used exclusively by AWS AppConfig. When a user creates an AppConfig configuration in an SSM document, the user must also specify a required document for validation purposes. In this case, an ApplicationConfiguration document requires an ApplicationConfigurationSchema document for validation purposes. For more information, see AWS AppConfig in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide .

(structure)

An SSM document required by the current document.

Name -> (string)

The name of the required SSM document. The name can be an Amazon Resource Name (ARN).

Version -> (string)

The document version required by the current document.

Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Version=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Name": "string",
    "Version": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--attachments (list)

A list of key and value pairs that describe attachments to a version of a document.

(structure)

Identifying information about a document attachment, including the file name and a key-value pair that identifies the location of an attachment to a document.

Key -> (string)

The key of a key-value pair that identifies the location of an attachment to a document.

Values -> (list)

The value of a key-value pair that identifies the location of an attachment to a document. The format for Value depends on the type of key you specify.

  • For the key SourceUrl , the value is an S3 bucket location. For example: "Values": [ "s3://doc-example-bucket/my-folder" ]
  • For the key S3FileUrl , the value is a file in an S3 bucket. For example: "Values": [ "s3://doc-example-bucket/my-folder/my-file.py" ]
  • For the key AttachmentReference , the value is constructed from the name of another SSM document in your account, a version number of that document, and a file attached to that document version that you want to reuse. For example: "Values": [ "MyOtherDocument/3/my-other-file.py" ] However, if the SSM document is shared with you from another account, the full SSM document ARN must be specified instead of the document name only. For example: "Values": [ "arn:aws:ssm:us-east-2:111122223333:document/OtherAccountDocument/3/their-file.py" ]

(string)

Name -> (string)

The name of the document attachment file.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Values=string,string,Name=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Key": "SourceUrl"|"S3FileUrl"|"AttachmentReference",
    "Values": ["string", ...],
    "Name": "string"
  }
  ...
]

--name (string)

A name for the Systems Manager document.

Warning

You can't use the following strings as document name prefixes. These are reserved by AWS for use as document name prefixes:

  • aws-
  • amazon
  • amzn

--version-name (string)

An optional field specifying the version of the artifact you are creating with the document. For example, "Release 12, Update 6". This value is unique across all versions of a document, and cannot be changed.

--document-type (string)

The type of document to create.

Possible values:

  • Command
  • Policy
  • Automation
  • Session
  • Package
  • ApplicationConfiguration
  • ApplicationConfigurationSchema
  • DeploymentStrategy
  • ChangeCalendar

--document-format (string)

Specify the document format for the request. The document format can be JSON, YAML, or TEXT. JSON is the default format.

Possible values:

  • YAML
  • JSON
  • TEXT

--target-type (string)

Specify a target type to define the kinds of resources the document can run on. For example, to run a document on EC2 instances, specify the following value: /AWS::EC2::Instance. If you specify a value of '/' the document can run on all types of resources. If you don't specify a value, the document can't run on any resources. For a list of valid resource types, see AWS resource and property types reference in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide .

--tags (list)

Optional metadata that you assign to a resource. Tags enable you to categorize a resource in different ways, such as by purpose, owner, or environment. For example, you might want to tag an SSM document to identify the types of targets or the environment where it will run. In this case, you could specify the following key name/value pairs:

  • Key=OS,Value=Windows
  • Key=Environment,Value=Production

Note

To add tags to an existing SSM document, use the AddTagsToResource action.

(structure)

Metadata that you assign to your AWS resources. Tags enable you to categorize your resources in different ways, for example, by purpose, owner, or environment. In Systems Manager, you can apply tags to documents, managed instances, maintenance windows, Parameter Store parameters, and patch baselines.

Key -> (string)

The name of the tag.

Value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "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.

Examples

To create a document

The following create-document example creates a Systems Manager document.

aws ssm create-document \
    --content file://exampleDocument.yml \
    --name "Example" \
    --document-type "Automation" \
    --document-format YAML

Output:

{
    "DocumentDescription": {
        "Hash": "fc2410281f40779e694a8b95975d0f9f316da8a153daa94e3d9921102EXAMPLE",
        "HashType": "Sha256",
        "Name": "Example",
        "Owner": "29884EXAMPLE",
        "CreatedDate": 1583256349.452,
        "Status": "Creating",
        "DocumentVersion": "1",
        "Description": "Document Example",
        "Parameters": [
            {
                "Name": "AutomationAssumeRole",
                "Type": "String",
                "Description": "(Required) The ARN of the role that allows Automation to perform the actions on your behalf. If no role is specified, Systems Manager Automation uses your IAM permissions to execute this document.",
                "DefaultValue": ""
            },
            {
                "Name": "InstanceId",
                "Type": "String",
                "Description": "(Required) The ID of the Amazon EC2 instance.",
                "DefaultValue": ""
            }
        ],
        "PlatformTypes": [
            "Windows",
            "Linux"
        ],
        "DocumentType": "Automation",
        "SchemaVersion": "0.3",
        "LatestVersion": "1",
        "DefaultVersion": "1",
        "DocumentFormat": "YAML",
        "Tags": []
    }
}

For more information, see Creating Systems Manager Documents in the AWS Systems Manager User Guide.

Output

DocumentDescription -> (structure)

Information about the Systems Manager document.

Sha1 -> (string)

The SHA1 hash of the document, which you can use for verification.

Hash -> (string)

The Sha256 or Sha1 hash created by the system when the document was created.

Note

Sha1 hashes have been deprecated.

HashType -> (string)

The hash type of the document. Valid values include Sha256 or Sha1 .

Note

Sha1 hashes have been deprecated.

Name -> (string)

The name of the Systems Manager document.

VersionName -> (string)

The version of the artifact associated with the document.

Owner -> (string)

The AWS user account that created the document.

CreatedDate -> (timestamp)

The date when the document was created.

Status -> (string)

The status of the Systems Manager document.

StatusInformation -> (string)

A message returned by AWS Systems Manager that explains the Status value. For example, a Failed status might be explained by the StatusInformation message, "The specified S3 bucket does not exist. Verify that the URL of the S3 bucket is correct."

DocumentVersion -> (string)

The document version.

Description -> (string)

A description of the document.

Parameters -> (list)

A description of the parameters for a document.

(structure)

Parameters specified in a System Manager document that run on the server when the command is run.

Name -> (string)

The name of the parameter.

Type -> (string)

The type of parameter. The type can be either String or StringList.

Description -> (string)

A description of what the parameter does, how to use it, the default value, and whether or not the parameter is optional.

DefaultValue -> (string)

If specified, the default values for the parameters. Parameters without a default value are required. Parameters with a default value are optional.

PlatformTypes -> (list)

The list of OS platforms compatible with this Systems Manager document.

(string)

DocumentType -> (string)

The type of document.

SchemaVersion -> (string)

The schema version.

LatestVersion -> (string)

The latest version of the document.

DefaultVersion -> (string)

The default version.

DocumentFormat -> (string)

The document format, either JSON or YAML.

TargetType -> (string)

The target type which defines the kinds of resources the document can run on. For example, /AWS::EC2::Instance. For a list of valid resource types, see AWS resource and property types reference in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide .

Tags -> (list)

The tags, or metadata, that have been applied to the document.

(structure)

Metadata that you assign to your AWS resources. Tags enable you to categorize your resources in different ways, for example, by purpose, owner, or environment. In Systems Manager, you can apply tags to documents, managed instances, maintenance windows, Parameter Store parameters, and patch baselines.

Key -> (string)

The name of the tag.

Value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

AttachmentsInformation -> (list)

Details about the document attachments, including names, locations, sizes, and so on.

(structure)

An attribute of an attachment, such as the attachment name.

Name -> (string)

The name of the attachment.

Requires -> (list)

A list of SSM documents required by a document. For example, an ApplicationConfiguration document requires an ApplicationConfigurationSchema document.

(structure)

An SSM document required by the current document.

Name -> (string)

The name of the required SSM document. The name can be an Amazon Resource Name (ARN).

Version -> (string)

The document version required by the current document.