AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Enables AWS Shield Advanced for a specific AWS resource. The resource can be an Amazon CloudFront distribution, Elastic Load Balancing load balancer, Elastic IP Address, or an Amazon Route 53 hosted zone.

You can add protection to only a single resource with each CreateProtection request. If you want to add protection to multiple resources at once, use the AWS WAF console. For more information see Getting Started with AWS Shield Advanced and Add AWS Shield Advanced Protection to more AWS Resources.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateProtectionAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.Shield
Assembly: AWSSDK.Shield.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual CreateProtectionResponse CreateProtection(
         CreateProtectionRequest request
Type: Amazon.Shield.Model.CreateProtectionRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateProtection service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateProtection service method, as returned by Shield.


InternalErrorException Exception that indicates that a problem occurred with the service infrastructure. You can retry the request.
InvalidOperationException Exception that indicates that the operation would not cause any change to occur.
InvalidResourceException Exception that indicates that the resource is invalid. You might not have access to the resource, or the resource might not exist.
LimitsExceededException Exception that indicates that the operation would exceed a limit. Type is the type of limit that would be exceeded. Limit is the threshold that would be exceeded.
OptimisticLockException Exception that indicates that the protection state has been modified by another client. You can retry the request.
ResourceAlreadyExistsException Exception indicating the specified resource already exists.
ResourceNotFoundException Exception indicating the specified resource does not exist.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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