Data protection in Amazon CodeCatalyst - Amazon CodeCatalyst

Data protection in Amazon CodeCatalyst

Security and Compliance is a shared responsibility between Amazon CodeCatalyst and the customer, just as the AWS shared responsibility model applies to your use of AWS resources used in a workflow. As described in this model, CodeCatalyst is responsible for protecting the global infrastructure for the service. You are responsible for maintaining control over your content that is hosted on this infrastructure. This shared responsibility model applies to data protection in CodeCatalyst.

For data protection purposes, we recommend that you protect your account credentials, and that you set up multi-factor authentication when signing in. For more information, see Multi-factor authentication (MFA) in Amazon CodeCatalyst.

Do not enter confidential or sensitive information, such as your customers' email addresses, in tags or free-form fields such as a Name field. This includes resource names and any other identifiers you enter in CodeCatalyst in addition to any connected AWS accounts. For example, do not enter confidential or sensistive information as part of space, project, or deployment fleet names. Any data that you enter in tags, names, or free-form fields used for names might be used for billing or diagnostic logs or could be included in URL paths. This applies to using the console, API, AWS CLI, the CodeCatalyst Action Development Kit, or any AWS SDKs.

If you provide a URL to an external server, we strongly recommend that you do not include any security credentials information in the URL to validate your request to that server.

CodeCatalyst source repositories are automatically encrypted at rest. No customer action is required. CodeCatalyst also encrypts repository data in transit using the HTTPS protocol.

CodeCatalyst supports MFA. For more information, see Multi-factor authentication (MFA) in Amazon CodeCatalyst.

Data encryption

CodeCatalyst securely stores and transfers data within the service. All data is encrypted in transit and at rest. Any data created or stored by the service, including any metadata for the service, is stored natively in the service and encrypted.


While information about issues is stored securely within the service, information about open issues is also stored in the local cache of the browser where you viewed issue boards, backlogs, and individual issues. For optimal security, be sure to clear your browser cache to remove this information.

If you use resources linked to CodeCatalyst, such as an account connection to an AWS account or a linked repository in GitHub, data in transit from CodeCatalyst to that linked resource is encrypted, but the data handling in that linked resource is managed by that linked service. For more information, see the documentation for the linked service and Best practices for workflow actions in Amazon CodeCatalyst.

Key management

CodeCatalyst does not support key management.

Inter-network traffic privacy

When you create a space in CodeCatalyst, you choose the AWS Region where the data and resources will be stored for that space. Project data and metadata never leaves that AWS Region. However, to support navigation within CodeCatalyst, a limited set of space, project, and user metadata is replicated across all AWS Regions in the partition. It will not be replicated to AWS Regions outside of that partition. For example, if you choose US West (Oregon) as the AWS Region when you create your space, your data will not be replicated to Regions in China Regions or AWS GovCloud (US). For more information, see Managing AWS Regions, AWS Global Infrastructure, and AWS service endpoints.

Data replicated across AWS Regions inside a partition includes:

  • An encrypted hash value that represents the name of the space in order to ensure the uniqueness of space names. This value is not human-readable and does not expose the actual names of spaces

  • The unique ID of the space

  • Metadata for the space that assists in the navigation across spaces

  • The AWS Region where the space is located

  • The unique IDs of all projects in the space

  • The role ID that indicates a user's role in a space or project

  • When signing up for CodeCatalyst, data and metadata about the signup process, including:

    • The unique ID of the AWS Builder ID

    • The display name for the user in their AWS Builder ID

    • The alias of the user in their AWS Builder ID

    • The email address used when the user signed up for their AWS Builder ID

    • The progress of the sign up process

    • If creating a space as part of the sign up process, the AWS account ID that is used as the billing account for the space

Space names are unique across CodeCatalyst. Be sure not to include sensitive data in the name of the space.

When working with linked resources and connected accounts such as a connection to an AWS account or a GitHub repository, we recommend configuring your source and destination locations with the highest level of security that each one supports. CodeCatalyst secures the connection between AWS accounts, AWS Regions, and Availability Zones by using Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2.