CreateBucket - Amazon Lightsail


Creates an Amazon Lightsail bucket.

A bucket is a cloud storage resource available in the Lightsail object storage service. Use buckets to store objects such as data and its descriptive metadata.

Request Syntax

{ "bucketName": "string", "bundleId": "string", "enableObjectVersioning": boolean, "tags": [ { "key": "string", "value": "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.


The name for the bucket.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 54.

Pattern: ^[a-z0-9][a-z0-9-]{1,52}[a-z0-9]$

Required: Yes


The ID of the bundle to use for the bucket.

A bucket bundle specifies the monthly cost, storage space, and data transfer quota for a bucket.

Use the GetBucketBundles action to get a list of bundle IDs that you can specify.

Use the UpdateBucketBundle action to change the bundle after the bucket is created.

Type: String

Pattern: .*\S.*

Required: Yes


A Boolean value that indicates whether to enable versioning of objects in the bucket.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The tag keys and optional values to add to the bucket during creation.

Use the TagResource action to tag the bucket after it's created.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "bucket": { "ableToUpdateBundle": boolean, "accessRules": { "allowPublicOverrides": boolean, "getObject": "string" }, "arn": "string", "bundleId": "string", "createdAt": number, "location": { "availabilityZone": "string", "regionName": "string" }, "name": "string", "objectVersioning": "string", "readonlyAccessAccounts": [ "string" ], "resourcesReceivingAccess": [ { "name": "string", "resourceType": "string" } ], "resourceType": "string", "state": { "code": "string", "message": "string" }, "supportCode": "string", "tags": [ { "key": "string", "value": "string" } ], "url": "string" }, "operations": [ { "createdAt": number, "errorCode": "string", "errorDetails": "string", "id": "string", "isTerminal": boolean, "location": { "availabilityZone": "string", "regionName": "string" }, "operationDetails": "string", "operationType": "string", "resourceName": "string", "resourceType": "string", "status": "string", "statusChangedAt": 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 that describes the bucket that is created.

Type: Bucket object


An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.

Type: Array of Operation objects


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


Lightsail throws this exception when the user cannot be authenticated or uses invalid credentials to access a resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Lightsail throws this exception when user input does not conform to the validation rules of an input field.


Domain and distribution APIs are only available in the N. Virginia (us-east-1) AWS Region. Please set your AWS Region configuration to us-east-1 to create, view, or edit these resources.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A general service exception.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Lightsail throws this exception when the user has not been authenticated.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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