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Enables Shield Advanced for a specific Amazon Web Services resource. The resource can be an Amazon CloudFront distribution, Elastic Load Balancing load balancer, Global Accelerator accelerator, Elastic IP Address, or an Amazon Route 53 hosted zone.

You can add protection to only a single resource with each CreateProtection request. You can add protection to multiple resources at once through the Shield Advanced console at . For more information see Getting Started with Shield Advanced and Adding Shield Advanced protection to Amazon Web Services resources .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--name <value>
--resource-arn <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--name (string)

Friendly name for the Protection you are creating.

--resource-arn (string)

The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the resource to be protected.

The ARN should be in one of the following formats:

  • For an Application Load Balancer: ``arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:region :account-id :loadbalancer/app/load-balancer-name /load-balancer-id ``
  • For an Elastic Load Balancer (Classic Load Balancer): ``arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:region :account-id :loadbalancer/load-balancer-name ``
  • For an Amazon CloudFront distribution: ``arn:aws:cloudfront::account-id :distribution/distribution-id ``
  • For an Global Accelerator accelerator: ``arn:aws:globalaccelerator::account-id :accelerator/accelerator-id ``
  • For Amazon Route 53: ``arn:aws:route53:::hostedzone/hosted-zone-id ``
  • For an Elastic IP address: ``arn:aws:ec2:region :account-id :eip-allocation/allocation-id ``

--tags (list)

One or more tag key-value pairs for the Protection object that is created.


A tag associated with an Amazon Web Services resource. Tags are key:value pairs that you can use to categorize and manage your resources, for purposes like billing or other management. Typically, the tag key represents a category, such as "environment", and the tag value represents a specific value within that category, such as "test," "development," or "production". Or you might set the tag key to "customer" and the value to the customer name or ID. You can specify one or more tags to add to each Amazon Web Services resource, up to 50 tags for a resource.

Key -> (string)

Part of the key:value pair that defines a tag. You can use a tag key to describe a category of information, such as "customer." Tag keys are case-sensitive.

Value -> (string)

Part of the key:value pair that defines a tag. You can use a tag value to describe a specific value within a category, such as "companyA" or "companyB." Tag values are case-sensitive.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--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.


To enable AWS Shield Advanced protection for a single AWS resource

The following create-protection example enables Shield Advanced protection for the specified AWS CloudFront distribution.

aws shield create-protection \
    --name "Protection for CloudFront distribution" \
    --resource-arn arn:aws:cloudfront::123456789012:distribution/E198WC25FXOWY8


    "ProtectionId": "a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111"

For more information, see Specify Your Resources to Protect in the AWS Shield Advanced Developer Guide.


ProtectionId -> (string)

The unique identifier (ID) for the Protection object that is created.