CreateLandingZone - AWS Control Tower


Creates a new landing zone. This API call starts an asynchronous operation that creates and configures a landing zone, based on the parameters specified in the manifest JSON file.

Request Syntax

POST /create-landingzone HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "manifest": JSON value, "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "version": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The manifest JSON file is a text file that describes your AWS resources. For examples, review Launch your landing zone.

Type: JSON value

Required: Yes


Tags to be applied to the landing zone.

Type: String to string map

Map Entries: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 200 items.

Key Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Value Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 256.

Required: No


The landing zone version, for example, 3.0.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 10.

Pattern: ^\d+.\d+$

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "arn": "string", "operationIdentifier": "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.


The ARN of the landing zone resource.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

Pattern: ^arn:aws[0-9a-zA-Z_\-:\/]+$


A unique identifier assigned to a CreateLandingZone operation. You can use this identifier as an input of GetLandingZoneOperation to check the operation's status.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 36.

Pattern: ^[a-f0-9]{8}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{4}-[a-f0-9]{12}$


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


You do not have sufficient access to perform this action.

HTTP Status Code: 403


Updating or deleting the resource can cause an inconsistent state.

HTTP Status Code: 409


An unexpected error occurred during processing of a request.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request was denied due to request throttling.

HTTP Status Code: 429


The input does not satisfy the constraints specified by an AWS service.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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