[ aws . autoscaling ]



Creates or updates tags for the specified Auto Scaling group.

When you specify a tag with a key that already exists, the operation overwrites the previous tag definition, and you do not get an error message.

For more information, see Tag Auto Scaling groups and instances in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--tags <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--tags (list)

One or more tags.


Describes a tag for an Auto Scaling group.

ResourceId -> (string)

The name of the Auto Scaling group.

ResourceType -> (string)

The type of resource. The only supported value is auto-scaling-group .

Key -> (string)

The tag key.

Value -> (string)

The tag value.

PropagateAtLaunch -> (boolean)

Determines whether the tag is added to new instances as they are launched in the group.

Shorthand Syntax:

ResourceId=string,ResourceType=string,Key=string,Value=string,PropagateAtLaunch=boolean ...

JSON Syntax:

    "ResourceId": "string",
    "ResourceType": "string",
    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string",
    "PropagateAtLaunch": true|false

--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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To create or update tags for an Auto Scaling group

This example adds two tags to the specified Auto Scaling group.

aws autoscaling create-or-update-tags \
    --tags ResourceId=my-asg,ResourceType=auto-scaling-group,Key=Role,Value=WebServer,PropagateAtLaunch=true ResourceId=my-asg,ResourceType=auto-scaling-group,Key=Dept,Value=Research,PropagateAtLaunch=true

This command produces no output.

For more information, see Tagging Auto Scaling groups and instances in the Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling User Guide.