[ aws . inspector ]



Creates a resource group using the specified set of tags (key and value pairs) that are used to select the EC2 instances to be included in an Amazon Inspector assessment target. The created resource group is then used to create an Amazon Inspector assessment target. For more information, see CreateAssessmentTarget .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--resource-group-tags <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--resource-group-tags (list)

A collection of keys and an array of possible values, ‘[{“key”:”key1”,”values”:[“Value1”,”Value2”]},{“key”:”Key2”,”values”:[“Value3”]}]’.

For example,’[{“key”:”Name”,”values”:[“TestEC2Instance”]}]’.


This data type is used as one of the elements of the ResourceGroup data type.

key -> (string)

A tag key.

value -> (string)

The value assigned to a tag key.

Shorthand Syntax:

key=string,value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "key": "string",
    "value": "string"

--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.


To create a resource group

The following create-resource-group command creates a resource group using the tag key of Name and value of example:

aws inspector create-resource-group --resource-group-tags key=Name,value=example


   "resourceGroupArn": "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:resourcegroup/0-AB6DMKnv"

For more information, see Amazon Inspector Assessment Targets in the Amazon Inspector guide.


resourceGroupArn -> (string)

The ARN that specifies the resource group that is created.