[ aws . iot ]



Creates a new thing type.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--thing-type-name <value>
[--thing-type-properties <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--thing-type-name (string)

The name of the thing type.

--thing-type-properties (structure)

The ThingTypeProperties for the thing type to create. It contains information about the new thing type including a description, and a list of searchable thing attribute names.

thingTypeDescription -> (string)

The description of the thing type.

searchableAttributes -> (list)

A list of searchable thing attribute names.


Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "thingTypeDescription": "string",
  "searchableAttributes": ["string", ...]

--tags (list)

Metadata which can be used to manage the thing type.


A set of key/value pairs that are used to manage the resource.

Key -> (string)

The tag’s key.

Value -> (string)

The tag’s value.

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 define a thing type

The following create-thing-type example defines a thing type and associated attributes.

aws iot create-thing-type \
    --thing-type-name "LightBulb" \
    --thing-type-properties "thingTypeDescription=light bulb type, searchableAttributes=wattage,model"


    "thingTypeName": "LightBulb",
    "thingTypeArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:thingtype/LightBulb",
    "thingTypeId": "ce3573b0-0a3c-45a7-ac93-4e0ce14cd190"

For more information, see Thing Types in the AWS IoT Developers Guide.


thingTypeName -> (string)

The name of the thing type.

thingTypeArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the thing type.

thingTypeId -> (string)

The thing type ID.