[ aws . chime ]



Creates a channel to which you can add users and send messages.

Restriction : You can’t change a channel’s privacy.


The x-amz-chime-bearer request header is mandatory. Use the AppInstanceUserArn of the user that makes the API call as the value in the header.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--app-instance-arn <value>
--name <value>
[--mode <value>]
[--privacy <value>]
[--metadata <value>]
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--chime-bearer <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--app-instance-arn (string)

The ARN of the channel request.

--name (string)

The name of the channel.

--mode (string)

The channel mode: UNRESTRICTED or RESTRICTED . Administrators, moderators, and channel members can add themselves and other members to unrestricted channels. Only administrators and moderators can add members to restricted channels.

Possible values:



--privacy (string)

The channel’s privacy level: PUBLIC or PRIVATE . Private channels aren’t discoverable by users outside the channel. Public channels are discoverable by anyone in the AppInstance .

Possible values:



--metadata (string)

The metadata of the creation request. Limited to 1KB and UTF-8.

--client-request-token (string)

The client token for the request. An Idempotency token.

--tags (list)

The tags for the creation request.


Describes a tag applied to a resource.

Key -> (string)

The key of the tag.

Value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--chime-bearer (string)

The AppInstanceUserArn of the user that makes the API call.

--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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


ChannelArn -> (string)

The ARN of the channel.