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create-ledger

Description

Creates a new ledger in your account in the current Region.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-ledger
--name <value>
[--tags <value>]
--permissions-mode <value>
[--deletion-protection | --no-deletion-protection]
[--kms-key <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--name (string)

The name of the ledger that you want to create. The name must be unique among all of the ledgers in your account in the current Region.

Naming constraints for ledger names are defined in Quotas in Amazon QLDB in the Amazon QLDB Developer Guide .

--tags (map)

The key-value pairs to add as tags to the ledger that you want to create. Tag keys are case sensitive. Tag values are case sensitive and can be null.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:

KeyName1=string,KeyName2=string

JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"
  ...}

--permissions-mode (string)

The permissions mode to assign to the ledger that you want to create. This parameter can have one of the following values:

  • ALLOW_ALL : A legacy permissions mode that enables access control with API-level granularity for ledgers. This mode allows users who have the SendCommand API permission for this ledger to run all PartiQL commands (hence, ALLOW_ALL ) on any tables in the specified ledger. This mode disregards any table-level or command-level IAM permissions policies that you create for the ledger.
  • STANDARD : (Recommended ) A permissions mode that enables access control with finer granularity for ledgers, tables, and PartiQL commands. By default, this mode denies all user requests to run any PartiQL commands on any tables in this ledger. To allow PartiQL commands to run, you must create IAM permissions policies for specific table resources and PartiQL actions, in addition to the SendCommand API permission for the ledger. For information, see Getting started with the standard permissions mode in the Amazon QLDB Developer Guide .

Note

We strongly recommend using the STANDARD permissions mode to maximize the security of your ledger data.

Possible values:

  • ALLOW_ALL
  • STANDARD

--deletion-protection | --no-deletion-protection (boolean)

The flag that prevents a ledger from being deleted by any user. If not provided on ledger creation, this feature is enabled (true ) by default.

If deletion protection is enabled, you must first disable it before you can delete the ledger. You can disable it by calling the UpdateLedger operation to set the flag to false .

--kms-key (string)

The key in Key Management Service (KMS) to use for encryption of data at rest in the ledger. For more information, see Encryption at rest in the Amazon QLDB Developer Guide .

Use one of the following options to specify this parameter:

  • AWS_OWNED_KMS_KEY : Use an KMS key that is owned and managed by Amazon Web Services on your behalf.
  • Undefined : By default, use an Amazon Web Services owned KMS key.
  • A valid symmetric customer managed KMS key : Use the specified KMS key in your account that you create, own, and manage. Amazon QLDB does not support asymmetric keys. For more information, see Using symmetric and asymmetric keys in the Key Management Service Developer Guide .

To specify a customer managed KMS key, you can use its key ID, Amazon Resource Name (ARN), alias name, or alias ARN. When using an alias name, prefix it with "alias/" . To specify a key in a different account, you must use the key ARN or alias ARN.

For example:

  • Key ID: 1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab
  • Key ARN: arn:aws:kms:us-east-2:111122223333:key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab
  • Alias name: alias/ExampleAlias
  • Alias ARN: arn:aws:kms:us-east-2:111122223333:alias/ExampleAlias

For more information, see Key identifiers (KeyId) in the Key Management Service Developer Guide .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

Example 1: To create a ledger with default properties

The following create-ledger example creates a ledger with the name myExampleLedger and the permissions mode STANDARD. The optional parameters for deletion protection and AWS KMS key are not specified, so they default to true and an AWS owned KMS key respectively.

aws qldb create-ledger \
    --name myExampleLedger \
    --permissions-mode STANDARD

Output:

{
    "State": "CREATING",
    "Arn": "arn:aws:qldb:us-west-2:123456789012:ledger/myExampleLedger",
    "DeletionProtection": true,
    "CreationDateTime": 1568839243.951,
    "Name": "myExampleLedger",
    "PermissionsMode": "STANDARD"
}

Example 2: To create a ledger with deletion protection disabled, a customer managed KMS key, and specified tags

The following create-ledger example creates a ledger with the name myExampleLedger2 and the permissions mode STANDARD. The deletion protection feature is disabled, the specified customer managed KMS key is used for encryption at rest, and the specified tags are attached to the resource.

aws qldb create-ledger \
    --name myExampleLedger2 \
    --permissions-mode STANDARD \
    --no-deletion-protection \
    --kms-key arn:aws:kms:us-west-2:123456789012:key/a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111 \
    --tags IsTest=true,Domain=Test

Output:

{
    "Arn": "arn:aws:qldb:us-west-2:123456789012:ledger/myExampleLedger2",
    "DeletionProtection": false,
    "CreationDateTime": 1568839543.557,
    "State": "CREATING",
    "Name": "myExampleLedger2",
    "PermissionsMode": "STANDARD",
    "KmsKeyArn": "arn:aws:kms:us-west-2:123456789012:key/a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111"
}

For more information, see Basic Operations for Amazon QLDB Ledgers in the Amazon QLDB Developer Guide.

Output

Name -> (string)

The name of the ledger.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the ledger.

State -> (string)

The current status of the ledger.

CreationDateTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time, in epoch time format, when the ledger was created. (Epoch time format is the number of seconds elapsed since 12:00:00 AM January 1, 1970 UTC.)

PermissionsMode -> (string)

The permissions mode of the ledger that you created.

DeletionProtection -> (boolean)

The flag that prevents a ledger from being deleted by any user. If not provided on ledger creation, this feature is enabled (true ) by default.

If deletion protection is enabled, you must first disable it before you can delete the ledger. You can disable it by calling the UpdateLedger operation to set the flag to false .

KmsKeyArn -> (string)

The ARN of the customer managed KMS key that the ledger uses for encryption at rest. If this parameter is undefined, the ledger uses an Amazon Web Services owned KMS key for encryption.