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API for AWS Control Tower

ABAP Interface /AWS1/IF_CTT

The "TLA" is a Three Letter Abbreviation that appears in ABAP class names, data dictionary objects and other ABAP objects throughout the AWS SDK for SAP ABAP. The TLA for AWS Control Tower is CTT. This TLA helps squeeze ABAP objects into the 30-character length limit of the ABAP data dictionary.


To install the AWS SDK for SAP ABAP, import the Core transport, along with the transport for the ControlTower module and other API modules you are interested in. A few modules are included in the Core transport itself. For more information, see the Developer Guide guide.

About The Service

These interfaces allow you to apply the Amazon Web Services library of pre-defined controls to your organizational units, programmatically. In Amazon Web Services Control Tower, the terms "control" and "guardrail" are synonyms.

To call these APIs, you'll need to know:

  • the controlIdentifier for the control--or guardrail--you are targeting.

  • the ARN associated with the target organizational unit (OU), which we call the targetIdentifier.

  • the ARN associated with a resource that you wish to tag or untag.

To get the controlIdentifier for your Amazon Web Services Control Tower control:

The controlIdentifier is an ARN that is specified for each control. You can view the controlIdentifier in the console on the Control details page, as well as in the documentation.

The controlIdentifier is unique in each Amazon Web Services Region for each control. You can find the controlIdentifier for each Region and control in the Tables of control metadata in the Amazon Web Services Control Tower User Guide.

A quick-reference list of control identifers for the Amazon Web Services Control Tower legacy Strongly recommended and Elective controls is given in Resource identifiers for APIs and controls in the Controls reference guide section of the Amazon Web Services Control Tower User Guide. Remember that Mandatory controls cannot be added or removed.

ARN format: arn:aws:controltower:{REGION}::control/{CONTROL_NAME}



To get the targetIdentifier:

The targetIdentifier is the ARN for an OU.

In the Amazon Web Services Organizations console, you can find the ARN for the OU on the Organizational unit details page associated with that OU.

OU ARN format:


Details and examples

To view the open source resource repository on GitHub, see aws-cloudformation/aws-cloudformation-resource-providers-controltower

Recording API Requests

Amazon Web Services Control Tower supports Amazon Web Services CloudTrail, a service that records Amazon Web Services API calls for your Amazon Web Services account and delivers log files to an Amazon S3 bucket. By using information collected by CloudTrail, you can determine which requests the Amazon Web Services Control Tower service received, who made the request and when, and so on. For more about Amazon Web Services Control Tower and its support for CloudTrail, see Logging Amazon Web Services Control Tower Actions with Amazon Web Services CloudTrail in the Amazon Web Services Control Tower User Guide. To learn more about CloudTrail, including how to turn it on and find your log files, see the Amazon Web Services CloudTrail User Guide.

Using the SDK

In your code, create a client using the SDK module for AWS Control Tower, which is created with factory method /AWS1/CL_CTT_FACTORY=>create(). In this example we will assume you have configured an SDK profile in transaction /AWS1/IMG called ZFINANCE.

DATA(go_session)   = /aws1/cl_rt_session_aws=>create( 'ZFINANCE' ).
DATA(go_ctt)       = /aws1/cl_ctt_factory=>create( go_session ).

Your variable go_ctt is an instance of /AWS1/IF_CTT, and all of the operations in the AWS Control Tower service are accessed by calling methods in /AWS1/IF_CTT.

API Operations

For an overview of ABAP method calls corresponding to API operations in AWS Control Tower, see the Operation List.

Factory Method

/AWS1/CL_CTT_FACTORY=>create( )

Creates an object of type /AWS1/IF_CTT.


Optional arguments:







/AWS1/IF_CTT represents the ABAP client for the ControlTower service, representing each operation as a method call. For more information see the API Page page.

Configuring Programmatically

DATA(lo_config) = DATA(go_ctt)->get_config( ).

lo_config is a variable of type /AWS1/CL_CTT_CONFIG. See the documentation for /AWS1/CL_CTT_CONFIG for details on the settings that can be configured.


Paginators for AWS Control Tower can be created via get_paginator() which returns a paginator object of type /AWS1/IF_CTT_PAGINATOR. The operation method that is being paginated is called using the paginator object, which accepts any necessary parameters to provide to the underlying API operation. This returns an iterator object which can be used to iterate over paginated results using has_next() and get_next() methods.

Details about the paginator methods available for service AWS Control Tower can be found in interface /AWS1/IF_CTT_PAGINATOR.