Publishing Applications - AWS Serverless Application Repository

Publishing Applications

When you publish a serverless application to the AWS Serverless Application Repository, you make it available for others to find and deploy.

You first define your application with an AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) template. When you define your application, you must consider whether consumers of your application will be required to acknowledge the application's capabilities. For more information about using AWS SAM and acknowledging capabilities, see Using AWS SAM with the AWS Serverless Application Repository.

You can publish serverless applications by using the AWS Management Console, the AWS SAM command line interface (AWS SAM CLI), or an AWS SDK. To learn more about the procedures for publishing applications to the AWS Serverless Application Repository, see How to Publish Applications.

When you publish your application, it's initially set to private, which means that it's only available to the AWS account that created it. To share your application with others, you must either set it to privately shared (shared only with a specific set of AWS accounts), or publicly shared (shared with everyone).

When you publish an application to the AWS Serverless Application Repository and set it to public, the service makes the application available to consumers in all Regions. When a consumer deploys a public application to a Region other than the Region in which the application was first published, the AWS Serverless Application Repository copies the application’s deployment artifacts to an Amazon S3 bucket in the destination Region. It updates any resources in the AWS SAM template that use those artifacts to instead reference the files in the Amazon S3 bucket for the destination Region. Deployment artifacts can include Lambda function code, API definition files, and so on.


Private and privately shared applications are only available in the AWS Region that they're created in. Publicly shared applications are available in all AWS Regions. To learn more about sharing applications, see AWS Serverless Application Repository Application Policy Examples.