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API Reference (API Version 2014-11-06)

AddTagsToResource

Adds or overwrites one or more tags for the specified resource. Tags are metadata that you can assign to your documents, managed instances, Maintenance Windows, Parameter Store parameters, and patch baselines. Tags enable you to categorize your resources in different ways, for example, by purpose, owner, or environment. Each tag consists of a key and an optional value, both of which you define. For example, you could define a set of tags for your account's managed instances that helps you track each instance's owner and stack level. For example: Key=Owner and Value=DbAdmin, SysAdmin, or Dev. Or Key=Stack and Value=Production, Pre-Production, or Test.

Each resource can have a maximum of 50 tags.

We recommend that you devise a set of tag keys that meets your needs for each resource type. Using a consistent set of tag keys makes it easier for you to manage your resources. You can search and filter the resources based on the tags you add. Tags don't have any semantic meaning to Amazon EC2 and are interpreted strictly as a string of characters.

For more information about tags, see Tagging Your Amazon EC2 Resources in the Amazon EC2 User Guide.

Request Syntax

{ "ResourceId": "string", "ResourceType": "string", "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.

ResourceId

The resource ID you want to tag.

Use the ID of the resource. Here are some examples:

ManagedInstance: mi-012345abcde

MaintenanceWindow: mw-012345abcde

PatchBaseline: pb-012345abcde

For the Document and Parameter values, use the name of the resource.

Note

The ManagedInstance type for this API action is only for on-premises managed instances. You must specify the the name of the managed instance in the following format: mi-ID_number. For example, mi-1a2b3c4d5e6f.

Type: String

Required: Yes

ResourceType

Specifies the type of resource you are tagging.

Note

The ManagedInstance type for this API action is for on-premises managed instances. You must specify the the name of the managed instance in the following format: mi-ID_number. For example, mi-1a2b3c4d5e6f.

Type: String

Valid Values: Document | ManagedInstance | MaintenanceWindow | Parameter | PatchBaseline

Required: Yes

Tags

One or more tags. The value parameter is required, but if you don't want the tag to have a value, specify the parameter with no value, and we set the value to an empty string.

Important

Do not enter personally identifiable information in this field.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.

Errors

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

InternalServerError

An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidResourceId

The resource ID is not valid. Verify that you entered the correct ID and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidResourceType

The resource type is not valid. For example, if you are attempting to tag an instance, the instance must be a registered, managed instance.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TooManyTagsError

The Targets parameter includes too many tags. Remove one or more tags and try the command again.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TooManyUpdates

There are concurrent updates for a resource that supports one update at a time.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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