CreateRecordingConfiguration - Amazon IVS


Creates a new recording configuration, used to enable recording to Amazon S3.

Known issue: In the us-east-1 region, if you use the AWS CLI to create a recording configuration, it returns success even if the S3 bucket is in a different region. In this case, the state of the recording configuration is CREATE_FAILED (instead of ACTIVE). (In other regions, the CLI correctly returns failure if the bucket is in a different region.)

Workaround: Ensure that your S3 bucket is in the same region as the recording configuration. If you create a recording configuration in a different region as your S3 bucket, delete that recording configuration and create a new one with an S3 bucket from the correct region.

Request Syntax

POST /CreateRecordingConfiguration HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "destinationConfiguration": { "s3": { "bucketName": "string" } }, "name": "string", "recordingReconnectWindowSeconds": number, "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "thumbnailConfiguration": { "recordingMode": "string", "targetIntervalSeconds": number } }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


A complex type that contains a destination configuration for where recorded video will be stored.

Type: DestinationConfiguration object

Required: Yes


Recording-configuration name. The value does not need to be unique.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 128.

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

Required: No


If a broadcast disconnects and then reconnects within the specified interval, the multiple streams will be considered a single broadcast and merged together. Default: 0.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 0. Maximum value of 300.

Required: No


Array of 1-50 maps, each of the form string:string (key:value). See Tagging AWS Resources for more information, including restrictions that apply to tags and "Tag naming limits and requirements"; Amazon IVS has no service-specific constraints beyond what is documented there.

Type: String to string map

Map Entries: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 50 items.

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

Value Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 256.

Required: No


A complex type that allows you to enable/disable the recording of thumbnails for a live session and modify the interval at which thumbnails are generated for the live session.

Type: ThumbnailConfiguration object

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "recordingConfiguration": { "arn": "string", "destinationConfiguration": { "s3": { "bucketName": "string" } }, "name": "string", "recordingReconnectWindowSeconds": number, "state": "string", "tags": { "string" : "string" }, "thumbnailConfiguration": { "recordingMode": "string", "targetIntervalSeconds": number } } }

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.


An object representing a configuration to record a channel stream.

Type: RecordingConfiguration object


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


HTTP Status Code: 403


HTTP Status Code: 409


HTTP Status Code: 500


HTTP Status Code: 403


HTTP Status Code: 402


HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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