AWS CloudFormation - AWS GovCloud (US)

AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation enables you to create and provision AWS infrastructure deployments predictably and repeatedly. It helps you leverage AWS products such as Amazon EC2, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon SNS, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto Scaling to build highly reliable, highly scalable, cost-effective applications in the cloud without worrying about creating and configuring the underlying AWS infrastructure. AWS CloudFormation enables you to use a template file to create and delete a collection of resources together as a single unit (a stack).

How AWS CloudFormation Differs for AWS GovCloud (US)

This service has no differences between the AWS GovCloud (US) and the standard AWS Regions.

Documentation for AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation documentation.

Export-Controlled Content

For AWS Services architected within the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, the table below explains how certain components of data may leave the Regions in the normal course of the Service Offerings. The table can be used as a guide to help meet applicable customer compliance obligations.

Data in the following service attributes will not leave the AWS GovCloud (US ) Regions in the normal course of the Service Offerings

Data in the following service attributes may leave the AWS GovCloud (US ) Regions in the normal course of the Service Offerings

  • The user data section of AWS CloudFormation templates can refer to scripts containing export-controlled. The scripts containing export-controlled data must be stored in an AWS GovCloud (US) Amazon S3 bucket.

  • Export-controlled data may be stored and processed on the instances launched using AWS CloudFormation.

  • No export-controlled data may be entered, stored, or processed by AWS CloudFormation. For example, AWS CloudFormation metadata is not permitted to contain export-controlled data. This metadata includes all the configuration data that you enter when creating and maintaining your AWS CloudFormation templates.