CreateObject - Amazon Cloud Directory


Creates an object in a Directory. Additionally attaches the object to a parent, if a parent reference and LinkName is specified. An object is simply a collection of Facet attributes. You can also use this API call to create a policy object, if the facet from which you create the object is a policy facet.

Request Syntax

PUT /amazonclouddirectory/2017-01-11/object HTTP/1.1 x-amz-data-partition: DirectoryArn Content-type: application/json { "LinkName": "string", "ObjectAttributeList": [ { "Key": { "FacetName": "string", "Name": "string", "SchemaArn": "string" }, "Value": { "BinaryValue": blob, "BooleanValue": boolean, "DatetimeValue": number, "NumberValue": "string", "StringValue": "string" } } ], "ParentReference": { "Selector": "string" }, "SchemaFacets": [ { "FacetName": "string", "SchemaArn": "string" } ] }

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that is associated with the Directory in which the object will be created. For more information, see Arn Examples.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of link that is used to attach this object to a parent.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: [^\/\[\]\(\):\{\}#@!?\s\\;]+

Required: No


The attribute map whose attribute ARN contains the key and attribute value as the map value.

Type: Array of AttributeKeyAndValue objects

Required: No


If specified, the parent reference to which this object will be attached.

Type: ObjectReference object

Required: No


A list of schema facets to be associated with the object. Do not provide minor version components. See SchemaFacet for details.

Type: Array of SchemaFacet objects

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "ObjectIdentifier": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The identifier that is associated with the object.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


Access denied or directory not found. Either you don't have permissions for this directory or the directory does not exist. Try calling ListDirectories and check your permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403


Operations are only permitted on enabled directories.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The Facet that you provided was not well formed or could not be validated with the schema.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates a problem that must be resolved by Amazon Web Services. This might be a transient error in which case you can retry your request until it succeeds. Otherwise, go to the AWS Service Health Dashboard site to see if there are any operational issues with the service.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Indicates that the provided ARN value is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that limits are exceeded. See Limits for more information.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that a link could not be created due to a naming conflict. Choose a different name and then try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource could not be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Occurs when a conflict with a previous successful write is detected. For example, if a write operation occurs on an object and then an attempt is made to read the object using “SERIALIZABLE” consistency, this exception may result. This generally occurs when the previous write did not have time to propagate to the host serving the current request. A retry (with appropriate backoff logic) is the recommended response to this exception.

HTTP Status Code: 409


Indicates that the requested index type is not supported.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that your request is malformed in some manner. See the exception message.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The following examples are formatted for legibility.

Example Request

This example illustrates one usage of CreateObject.

PUT /amazonclouddirectory/2017-01-11/object HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 196 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI7E3BYXS3example/20170912/us-west-2/clouddirectory/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-data-partition;x-amz-date, Signature=af5780db69f39c02593f384e0ad70528f9c833e67d47e8e37ac456c10c994aa0 x-amz-data-partition: arn:aws:clouddirectory:us-west-2:45132example:directory/AXQXDXvdgkOWktRXV4HnRa8 X-Amz-Date: 20170912T184134Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.150 Python/2.7.9 Windows/8 botocore/1.7.8 { "SchemaFacets":[ { "SchemaArn":"arn:aws:clouddirectory:us-west-2:45132example:directory/AXQXDXvdgkOWktRXV4HnRa8/schema/Examplepersonschema/1", "FacetName":"Organization_Person" } ] }

Example Response

This example illustrates one usage of CreateObject.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: f6f0b320-a3e4-11e7-b86b-239c40918c06 Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2017 00:35:44 GMT x-amzn-RequestId: f6f0b320-a3e4-11e7-b86b-239c40918c06 Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: 521 { "ObjectIdentifier": "AQF0Fw173YJDlpLUV1eB50WvP1K49muETy2xCqhXZK2s-A" }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: