CreateDeployment - AWS IoT Greengrass


Creates a continuous deployment for a target, which is a AWS IoT Greengrass core device or group of core devices. When you add a new core device to a group of core devices that has a deployment, AWS IoT Greengrass deploys that group's deployment to the new device.

You can define one deployment for each target. When you create a new deployment for a target that has an existing deployment, you replace the previous deployment. AWS IoT Greengrass applies the new deployment to the target devices.

Every deployment has a revision number that indicates how many deployment revisions you define for a target. Use this operation to create a new revision of an existing deployment. This operation returns the revision number of the new deployment when you create it.

For more information, see the Create deployments in the AWS IoT Greengrass V2 Developer Guide.

Request Syntax

POST /greengrass/v2/deployments HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "components": { "string" : { "componentVersion": "string", "configurationUpdate": { "merge": "string", "reset": [ "string" ] }, "runWith": { "posixUser": "string" } } }, "deploymentName": "string", "deploymentPolicies": { "componentUpdatePolicy": { "action": "string", "timeoutInSeconds": number }, "configurationValidationPolicy": { "timeoutInSeconds": number }, "failureHandlingPolicy": "string" }, "iotJobConfiguration": { "abortConfig": { "criteriaList": [ { "action": "string", "failureType": "string", "minNumberOfExecutedThings": number, "thresholdPercentage": number } ] }, "jobExecutionsRolloutConfig": { "exponentialRate": { "baseRatePerMinute": number, "incrementFactor": number, "rateIncreaseCriteria": { "numberOfNotifiedThings": number, "numberOfSucceededThings": number } }, "maximumPerMinute": number }, "timeoutConfig": { "inProgressTimeoutInMinutes": number } }, "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "targetArn": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The components to deploy. This is a dictionary, where each key is the name of a component, and each key's value is the version and configuration to deploy for that component.

Type: String to ComponentDeploymentSpecification object map

Key Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Required: No


The name of the deployment.

You can create deployments without names. If you create a deployment without a name, the AWS IoT Greengrass V2 console shows the deployment name as <targetType>:<targetName>, where targetType and targetName are the type and name of the deployment target.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Required: No


The deployment policies for the deployment. These policies define how the deployment updates components and handles failure.

Type: DeploymentPolicies object

Required: No


The job configuration for the deployment configuration. The job configuration specifies the rollout, timeout, and stop configurations for the deployment configuration.

Type: DeploymentIoTJobConfiguration object

Required: No


A list of key-value pairs that contain metadata for the resource. For more information, see Tag your resources in the AWS IoT Greengrass V2 Developer Guide.

Type: String to string map

Map Entries: Maximum number of 50 items.

Key Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Key Pattern: ^(?!aws:)[a-zA-Z+-=._:/]+$

Value Length Constraints: Maximum length of 256.

Required: No


The ARN of the target AWS IoT thing or thing group.

Type: String

Pattern: arn:aws(-cn|-us-gov)?:iot:[^:]+:[0-9]+:(thing|thinggroup)/.+

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 201 Content-type: application/json { "deploymentId": "string", "iotJobArn": "string", "iotJobId": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 201 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The ID of the deployment.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.


The ARN of the AWS IoT job that applies the deployment to target devices.

Type: String

Pattern: arn:aws(-cn|-us-gov)?:iot:[^:]+:[0-9]+:job/.+


The ID of the AWS IoT job that applies the deployment to target devices.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.


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


You don't have permission to perform the action.

HTTP Status Code: 403


AWS IoT Greengrass can't process your request right now. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The requested resource can't be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Your request exceeded a request rate quota. For example, you might have exceeded the amount of times that you can retrieve device or deployment status per second.

HTTP Status Code: 429


The request isn't valid. This can occur if your request contains malformed JSON or unsupported characters.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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