AWS CodePipeline
User Guide (API Version 2015-07-09)

The procedures in this guide support the new console design. If you choose to use the older version of the console, you will find many of the concepts and basic procedures in this guide still apply. To access help in the new console, choose the information icon.

Working with Pipelines in AWS CodePipeline

To define an automated release process, you create a pipeline, which is a workflow construct that describes how software changes go through a release process. A pipeline is composed of stages and actions that you configure.


When you add Build, Deploy, Test, or Invoke stages, in addition to the default options provided with AWS CodePipeline, you can choose custom actions that you have already created for use with your pipelines. Custom actions can be used for tasks such as running an internally developed build process or a test suite. Version identifiers are included to help you distinguish among different versions of a custom action in the provider lists. For more information, see Create and Add a Custom Action in AWS CodePipeline.

Before you can create a pipeline, you must first complete the steps in Getting Started with AWS CodePipeline.

For more information about pipelines, see AWS CodePipeline Concepts, AWS CodePipeline Tutorials, and, if you want to use the AWS CLI to create a pipeline, AWS CodePipeline Pipeline Structure Reference. To view a list of pipelines, see View Pipeline Details and History in AWS CodePipeline.