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Sends a signal to an Automation execution to change the current behavior or status of the execution.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--automation-execution-id <value>
--signal-type <value>
[--payload <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--automation-execution-id (string)

The unique identifier for an existing Automation execution that you want to send the signal to.

--signal-type (string)

The type of signal. Valid signal types include the following: Approve and Reject

Possible values:

  • Approve
  • Reject
  • StartStep
  • StopStep
  • Resume

--payload (map)

The data sent with the signal. The data schema depends on the type of signal used in the request.

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.