AWS Global Accelerator
API Reference (API Version 2018-08-08)

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Create an accelerator. An accelerator includes one or more listeners that process inbound connections and direct traffic to one or more endpoint groups, each of which includes endpoints, such as Network Load Balancers. To see an AWS CLI example of creating an accelerator, scroll down to Example.


You must specify the US-West-2 (Oregon) Region to create or update accelerators.

Request Syntax

{ "Enabled": boolean, "IdempotencyToken": "string", "IpAddressType": "string", "Name": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Indicates whether an accelerator is enabled. The value is true or false. The default value is true.

If the value is set to true, an accelerator cannot be deleted. If set to false, the accelerator can be deleted.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


A unique, case-sensitive identifier that you provide to ensure the idempotency—that is, the uniqueness—of an accelerator.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes


The value for the address type must be IPv4.

Type: String

Valid Values: IPV4

Required: No


The name of an accelerator. The name can have a maximum of 32 characters, must contain only alphanumeric characters or hyphens (-), and must not begin or end with a hyphen.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "Accelerator": { "AcceleratorArn": "string", "CreatedTime": number, "DnsName": "string", "Enabled": boolean, "IpAddressType": "string", "IpSets": [ { "IpAddresses": [ "string" ], "IpFamily": "string" } ], "LastModifiedTime": number, "Name": "string", "Status": "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 accelerator that is created by specifying a listener and the supported IP address types.

Type: Accelerator object


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


There was an internal error for AWS Global Accelerator.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An argument that you specified is invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Processing your request would cause you to exceed an AWS Global Accelerator limit.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Create an accelerator

The following is an example of creating an accelerator and the response.

aws globalaccelerator create-accelerator --name ExampleAccelerator --region us-west-2 --idempotencytoken dcba4321-dcba-4321-dcba-dcba4321
{ "Accelerator": { "AcceleratorArn": "arn:aws:globalaccelerator::012345678901:accelerator/1234abcd-abcd-1234-abcd-1234abcdefgh", "IpAddressType": "IPV4", "Name": "ExampleAccelerator", "Enabled": true, "Status": "IN_PROGRESS", "IpSets": [ { "IpAddresses": [ "", "" ], "IpFamily": "IPv4" } ], "DnsName":"", "CreatedTime": 1542394847.0, "LastModifiedTime": 1542394847.0 } }

See Also

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