[ aws . appstream ]



Creates an application.

Applications are an Amazon AppStream 2.0 resource that stores the details about how to launch applications on Elastic fleet streaming instances. An application consists of the launch details, icon, and display name. Applications are associated with an app block that contains the application binaries and other files. The applications assigned to an Elastic fleet are the applications users can launch.

This is only supported for Elastic fleets.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--name <value>
[--display-name <value>]
[--description <value>]
--icon-s3-location <value>
--launch-path <value>
[--working-directory <value>]
[--launch-parameters <value>]
--platforms <value>
--instance-families <value>
--app-block-arn <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--name (string)

The name of the application. This name is visible to users when display name is not specified.

--display-name (string)

The display name of the application. This name is visible to users in the application catalog.

--description (string)

The description of the application.

--icon-s3-location (structure)

The location in S3 of the application icon.

S3Bucket -> (string)

The S3 bucket of the S3 object.

S3Key -> (string)

The S3 key of the S3 object.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "S3Bucket": "string",
  "S3Key": "string"

--launch-path (string)

The launch path of the application.

--working-directory (string)

The working directory of the application.

--launch-parameters (string)

The launch parameters of the application.

--platforms (list)

The platforms the application supports. WINDOWS_SERVER_2019 and AMAZON_LINUX2 are supported for Elastic fleets.



"string" "string" ...

Where valid values are:

--instance-families (list)

The instance families the application supports. Valid values are GENERAL_PURPOSE and GRAPHICS_G4.



"string" "string" ...

--app-block-arn (string)

The app block ARN to which the application should be associated

--tags (map)

The tags assigned to the application.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json

  • text

  • table

  • yaml

  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on

  • off

  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64

  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.


Application -> (structure)

Describes an application in the application catalog.

Name -> (string)

The name of the application.

DisplayName -> (string)

The application name to display.

IconURL -> (string)

The URL for the application icon. This URL might be time-limited.

LaunchPath -> (string)

The path to the application executable in the instance.

LaunchParameters -> (string)

The arguments that are passed to the application at launch.

Enabled -> (boolean)

If there is a problem, the application can be disabled after image creation.

Metadata -> (map)

Additional attributes that describe the application.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

WorkingDirectory -> (string)

The working directory for the application.

Description -> (string)

The description of the application.

Arn -> (string)

The ARN of the application.

AppBlockArn -> (string)

The app block ARN of the application.

IconS3Location -> (structure)

The S3 location of the application icon.

S3Bucket -> (string)

The S3 bucket of the S3 object.

S3Key -> (string)

The S3 key of the S3 object.

Platforms -> (list)

The platforms on which the application can run.


InstanceFamilies -> (list)

The instance families for the application.


CreatedTime -> (timestamp)

The time at which the application was created within the app block.