User Guide (API Version 2015-07-09)

JSON Data Format for Manual Approval Notifications in CodePipeline

For approval actions that use Amazon SNS notifications, JSON data about the action is created and published to Amazon SNS when the pipeline stops. You can use the JSON output to send messages to Amazon SQS queues or invoke functions in AWS Lambda.


This guide does not address how to configure notifications using JSON. For information, see Sending Amazon SNS Messages to Amazon SQS Queues and Invoking Lambda Functions Using Amazon SNS Notifications in the Amazon SNS Developer Guide.

The following example shows the structure of the JSON output available with CodePipeline approvals.

{ "region": "us-east-2", "consoleLink": "", "approval": { "pipelineName": "MyFirstPipeline", "stageName": "MyApprovalStage", "actionName": "MyApprovalAction", "token": "1a2b3c4d-573f-4ea7-a67E-XAMPLETOKEN", "expires": "2016-07-07T20:22Z", "externalEntityLink": "", "approvalReviewLink": "", "customData": "Review the latest changes and approve or reject within seven days." } }