[ aws . connectparticipant ]



Creates the participant’s connection. Note that ParticipantToken is used for invoking this API instead of ConnectionToken.

The participant token is valid for the lifetime of the participant – until the they are part of a contact.

The response URL for WEBSOCKET Type has a connect expiry timeout of 100s. Clients must manually connect to the returned websocket URL and subscribe to the desired topic.

For chat, you need to publish the following on the established websocket connection:


Upon websocket URL expiry, as specified in the response ConnectionExpiry parameter, clients need to call this API again to obtain a new websocket URL and perform the same steps as before.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--type <value>
--participant-token <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--type (list)

Type of connection information required.



"string" "string" ...

Where valid values are:

--participant-token (string)

Participant Token as obtained from StartChatContact API response.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


Websocket -> (structure)

Creates the participant’s websocket connection.

Url -> (string)

The URL of the websocket.

ConnectionExpiry -> (string)

The URL expiration timestamp in ISO date format.

It’s specified in ISO 8601 format: yyyy-MM-ddThh:mm:ss.SSSZ. For example, 2019-11-08T02:41:28.172Z.

ConnectionCredentials -> (structure)

Creates the participant’s connection credentials. The authentication token associated with the participant’s connection.

ConnectionToken -> (string)

The connection token.

Expiry -> (string)

The expiration of the token.

It’s specified in ISO 8601 format: yyyy-MM-ddThh:mm:ss.SSSZ. For example, 2019-11-08T02:41:28.172Z.