AWS CodeBuild
API Reference (API Version 2016-10-06)


Creates a build project.

Request Syntax

{ "artifacts": { "location": "string", "name": "string", "namespaceType": "string", "packaging": "string", "path": "string", "type": "string" }, "badgeEnabled": boolean, "cache": { "location": "string", "type": "string" }, "description": "string", "encryptionKey": "string", "environment": { "certificate": "string", "computeType": "string", "environmentVariables": [ { "name": "string", "type": "string", "value": "string" } ], "image": "string", "privilegedMode": boolean, "type": "string" }, "name": "string", "serviceRole": "string", "source": { "auth": { "resource": "string", "type": "string" }, "buildspec": "string", "gitCloneDepth": number, "insecureSsl": boolean, "location": "string", "type": "string" }, "tags": [ { "key": "string", "value": "string" } ], "timeoutInMinutes": number, "vpcConfig": { "securityGroupIds": [ "string" ], "subnets": [ "string" ], "vpcId": "string" } }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


In the following list, the required parameters are described first.


Information about the build output artifacts for the build project.

Type: ProjectArtifacts object

Required: Yes


Information about the build environment for the build project.

Type: ProjectEnvironment object

Required: Yes


The name of the build project.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 2. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [A-Za-z0-9][A-Za-z0-9\-_]{1,254}

Required: Yes


Information about the build input source code for the build project.

Type: ProjectSource object

Required: Yes


Type: Boolean

Required: No


Stores recently used information so that it can be quickly accessed at a later time.

Type: ProjectCache object

Required: No


A description that makes the build project easy to identify.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 255.

Required: No


The AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) customer master key (CMK) to be used for encrypting the build output artifacts.

You can specify either the CMK's Amazon Resource Name (ARN) or, if available, the CMK's alias (using the format alias/alias-name ).

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Required: No


The ARN of the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that enables AWS CodeBuild to interact with dependent AWS services on behalf of the AWS account.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Required: No


A set of tags for this build project.

These tags are available for use by AWS services that support AWS CodeBuild build project tags.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 50 items.

Required: No


How long, in minutes, from 5 to 480 (8 hours), for AWS CodeBuild to wait until timing out any build that has not been marked as completed. The default is 60 minutes.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 5. Maximum value of 480.

Required: No


VpcConfig enables AWS CodeBuild to access resources in an Amazon VPC.

Type: VpcConfig object

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "project": { "arn": "string", "artifacts": { "location": "string", "name": "string", "namespaceType": "string", "packaging": "string", "path": "string", "type": "string" }, "badge": { "badgeEnabled": boolean, "badgeRequestUrl": "string" }, "cache": { "location": "string", "type": "string" }, "created": number, "description": "string", "encryptionKey": "string", "environment": { "certificate": "string", "computeType": "string", "environmentVariables": [ { "name": "string", "type": "string", "value": "string" } ], "image": "string", "privilegedMode": boolean, "type": "string" }, "lastModified": number, "name": "string", "serviceRole": "string", "source": { "auth": { "resource": "string", "type": "string" }, "buildspec": "string", "gitCloneDepth": number, "insecureSsl": boolean, "location": "string", "type": "string" }, "tags": [ { "key": "string", "value": "string" } ], "timeoutInMinutes": number, "vpcConfig": { "securityGroupIds": [ "string" ], "subnets": [ "string" ], "vpcId": "string" }, "webhook": { "payloadUrl": "string", "secret": "string", "url": "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.


Information about the build project that was created.

Type: Project object


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


An AWS service limit was exceeded for the calling AWS account.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The input value that was provided is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified AWS resource cannot be created, because an AWS resource with the same settings already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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