CreatePullRequestApprovalRule - AWS CodeCommit


Creates an approval rule for a pull request.

Request Syntax

{ "approvalRuleContent": "string", "approvalRuleName": "string", "pullRequestId": "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.


The content of the approval rule, including the number of approvals needed and the structure of an approval pool defined for approvals, if any. For more information about approval pools, see the AWS CodeCommit User Guide.


When you create the content of the approval rule, you can specify approvers in an approval pool in one of two ways:

  • CodeCommitApprovers: This option only requires an AWS account and a resource. It can be used for both IAM users and federated access users whose name matches the provided resource name. This is a very powerful option that offers a great deal of flexibility. For example, if you specify the AWS account 123456789012 and Mary_Major, all of the following would be counted as approvals coming from that user:

    • An IAM user in the account (arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/Mary_Major)

    • A federated user identified in IAM as Mary_Major (arn:aws:sts::123456789012:federated-user/Mary_Major)

    This option does not recognize an active session of someone assuming the role of CodeCommitReview with a role session name of Mary_Major (arn:aws:sts::123456789012:assumed-role/CodeCommitReview/Mary_Major) unless you include a wildcard (*Mary_Major).

  • Fully qualified ARN: This option allows you to specify the fully qualified Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM user or role.

For more information about IAM ARNs, wildcards, and formats, see IAM Identifiers in the IAM User Guide.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 3000.

Required: Yes


The name for the approval rule.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Required: Yes


The system-generated ID of the pull request for which you want to create the approval rule.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "approvalRule": { "approvalRuleContent": "string", "approvalRuleId": "string", "approvalRuleName": "string", "creationDate": number, "lastModifiedDate": number, "lastModifiedUser": "string", "originApprovalRuleTemplate": { "approvalRuleTemplateId": "string", "approvalRuleTemplateName": "string" }, "ruleContentSha256": "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 created approval rule.

Type: ApprovalRule object


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


The content for the approval rule is empty. You must provide some content for an approval rule. The content cannot be null.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An approval rule with that name already exists. Approval rule names must be unique within the scope of a pull request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An approval rule name is required, but was not specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An encryption integrity check failed.

HTTP Status Code: 500


An encryption key could not be accessed.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The encryption key is disabled.

HTTP Status Code: 400


No encryption key was found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The encryption key is not available.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The content for the approval rule is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The name for the approval rule is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The pull request ID is not valid. Make sure that you have provided the full ID and that the pull request is in the specified repository, and then try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The approval rule cannot be added. The pull request has the maximum number of approval rules associated with it.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The pull request status cannot be updated because it is already closed.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The pull request ID could not be found. Make sure that you have specified the correct repository name and pull request ID, and then try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A pull request ID is required, but none was provided.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of CreatePullRequestApprovalRule.

Sample Request

>POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 350 X-Amz-Target: CodeCommit_20150413.CreatePullRequestApprovalRule X-Amz-Date: 20191025T132023Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.187 Python/2.7.9 Windows/8 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI44QH8DHBEXAMPLE/20171025/us-east-1/codecommit/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=8d9b5998EXAMPLE { "pullRequestId": "27", "approvalRuleName": "Require two approved approvers", "approvalRuleContent": "{\"Version\": \"2018-11-08\",\"Statements\": [{\"Type\": \"Approvers\",\"NumberOfApprovalsNeeded\": 2,\"ApprovalPoolMembers\": [\"arn:aws:sts::123456789012:assumed-role/CodeCommitReview/*\"]}]}" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 0728aaa8-EXAMPLE Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 847 Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 20:20:13 GMT { "approvalRule": { "approvalRuleName": "Require two approved approvers", "lastModifiedDate": 1570752871.932, "ruleContentSha256": "7c44e6ebEXAMPLE", "creationDate": 1570752871.932, "approvalRuleId": "aac33506-EXAMPLE", "approvalRuleContent": "{\"Version\": \"2018-11-08\",\"Statements\": [{\"Type\": \"Approvers\",\"NumberOfApprovalsNeeded\": 2,\"ApprovalPoolMembers\": [\"arn:aws:sts::123456789012:assumed-role/CodeCommitReview/*\"]}]}", "lastModifiedUser": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/Mary_Major" } }

See Also

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