AWS CodeDeploy
API Reference (API Version 2014-10-06)


Creates an application.

Request Syntax

{ "applicationName": "string", "computePlatform": "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 name of the application. This name must be unique with the applicable IAM user or AWS account.

Type: String

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

Required: Yes


The destination platform type for the deployment (Lambda or Server).

Type: String

Valid Values: Server | Lambda | ECS

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "applicationId": "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.


A unique application ID.

Type: String


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


An application with the specified name already exists with the applicable IAM user or AWS account.

HTTP Status Code: 400


More applications were attempted to be created than are allowed.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The minimum number of required application names was not specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The application name was specified in an invalid format.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The computePlatform is invalid. The computePlatform should be Lambda or Server.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 37 X-Amz-Target: CodeDeploy_20141006.CreateApplication X-Amz-Date: 20160707T233029Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.10.6 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7 botocore/1.3.28 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20160707/us-east-1/codedeploy/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=39c3b3042cd2aEXAMPLE { "applicationName": "TestApp-ap-southeast-2" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 32431157-88cc-11e5-a908-6dc86959d022 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 56 { "applicationId": "767c40ba-2c8d-4ec1-8649-3gd18EXAMPLE" }

See Also

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