Amazon Cloud Directory
API Reference


Creates a new Facet in a schema. Facet creation is allowed only in development or applied schemas.

Request Syntax

PUT /amazonclouddirectory/2017-01-11/facet/create HTTP/1.1 x-amz-data-partition: SchemaArn Content-type: application/json { "Attributes": [ { "AttributeDefinition": { "DefaultValue": { "BinaryValue": blob, "BooleanValue": boolean, "DatetimeValue": number, "NumberValue": "string", "StringValue": "string" }, "IsImmutable": boolean, "Rules": { "string" : { "Parameters": { "string" : "string" }, "Type": "string" } }, "Type": "string" }, "AttributeReference": { "TargetAttributeName": "string", "TargetFacetName": "string" }, "Name": "string", "RequiredBehavior": "string" } ], "Name": "string", "ObjectType": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.


The schema ARN in which the new Facet will be created. For more information, see Arn Examples.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The attributes that are associated with the Facet.

Type: Array of FacetAttribute objects

Required: No


The name of the Facet, which is unique for a given schema.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9._-]*$

Required: Yes


Specifies whether a given object created from this facet is of type node, leaf node, policy or index.

  • Node: Can have multiple children but one parent.

  • Leaf node: Cannot have children but can have multiple parents.

  • Policy: Allows you to store a policy document and policy type. For more information, see Policies.

  • Index: Can be created with the Index API.

Type: String


Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


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


Access denied. Check your permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403


A facet with the same name already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The Facet that you provided was not well formed or could not be validated with the schema.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates a problem that must be resolved by Amazon Web Services. This might be a transient error in which case you can retry your request until it succeeds. Otherwise, go to the AWS Service Health Dashboard site to see if there are any operational issues with the service.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Indicates that the provided ARN value is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Occurs when any of the rule parameter keys or values are invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that limits are exceeded. See Limits for more information.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource could not be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Occurs when a conflict with a previous successful write is detected. For example, if a write operation occurs on an object and then an attempt is made to read the object using “SERIALIZABLE” consistency, this exception may result. This generally occurs when the previous write did not have time to propagate to the host serving the current request. A retry (with appropriate backoff logic) is the recommended response to this exception.

HTTP Status Code: 409


Indicates that your request is malformed in some manner. See the exception message.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The following examples are formatted for legibility.

Example Request

PUT /amazonclouddirectory/2017-01-11/facet/create HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 39 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI7E3BYXS3example/20170922/us-west-2/clouddirectory/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-data-partition;x-amz-date, Signature=d6b41d921e64be7413abf9bd9036289cb34ace20275ed17dee45e594622ced4b x-amz-data-partition: arn:aws:clouddirectory:us-west-2:45132example:directory/AYb8AOV81kHNgdj8mAO3dNY/schema/org/1 X-Amz-Date: 20170922T214008Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.150 Python/2.7.9 Windows/8 botocore/1.7.8 { "Name": "node1", "ObjectType": "NODE" }

Example Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: f6f0b320-a3e4-11e7-b86b-239c40918c06 Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2017 00:35:44 GMT x-amzn-RequestId: f6f0b320-a3e4-11e7-b86b-239c40918c06 Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: 521 {}

See Also

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