Welcome - OpsWorks


Welcome to the AWS OpsWorks Stacks API Reference. This guide provides descriptions, syntax, and usage examples for AWS OpsWorks Stacks actions and data types, including common parameters and error codes.

AWS OpsWorks Stacks is an application management service that provides an integrated experience for managing the complete application lifecycle. For information about AWS OpsWorks, see the AWS OpsWorks information page.

SDKs and CLI

Use the AWS OpsWorks Stacks API by using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) or by using one of the AWS SDKs to implement applications in your preferred language. For more information, see:


AWS OpsWorks Stacks supports the following endpoints, all HTTPS. You must connect to one of the following endpoints. Stacks can only be accessed or managed within the endpoint in which they are created.

  • opsworks.us-east-1.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.us-east-2.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.us-west-1.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.us-west-2.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.ca-central-1.amazonaws.com (API only; not available in the AWS Management Console)

  • opsworks.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.eu-west-3.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.ap-northeast-2.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com

  • opsworks.sa-east-1.amazonaws.com

Chef Versions

When you call CreateStack, CloneStack, or UpdateStack we recommend you use the ConfigurationManager parameter to specify the Chef version. The recommended and default value for Linux stacks is currently 12. Windows stacks use Chef 12.2. For more information, see Chef Versions.


You can specify Chef 12, 11.10, or 11.4 for your Linux stack. We recommend migrating your existing Linux stacks to Chef 12 as soon as possible.

This document was last published on February 21, 2024.