[ aws . codecommit ]



Creates a template for approval rules that can then be associated with one or more repositories in your Amazon Web Services account. When you associate a template with a repository, CodeCommit creates an approval rule that matches the conditions of the template for all pull requests that meet the conditions of the template. For more information, see AssociateApprovalRuleTemplateWithRepository .

See also: AWS API Documentation


--approval-rule-template-name <value>
--approval-rule-template-content <value>
[--approval-rule-template-description <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>]


--approval-rule-template-name (string)

The name of the approval rule template. Provide descriptive names, because this name is applied to the approval rules created automatically in associated repositories.

--approval-rule-template-content (string)

The content of the approval rule that is created on pull requests in associated repositories. If you specify one or more destination references (branches), approval rules are created in an associated repository only if their destination references (branches) match those specified in the template.


When you create the content of the approval rule template, you can specify approvers in an approval pool in one of two ways:

  • CodeCommitApprovers : This option only requires an Amazon Web Services account and a resource. It can be used for both IAM users and federated access users whose name matches the provided resource name. This is a very powerful option that offers a great deal of flexibility. For example, if you specify the Amazon Web Services account 123456789012 and Mary_Major , all of the following are counted as approvals coming from that user:
    • An IAM user in the account (arn:aws:iam::123456789012 :user/Mary_Major )
    • A federated user identified in IAM as Mary_Major (arn:aws:sts::123456789012 :federated-user/Mary_Major )

This option does not recognize an active session of someone assuming the role of CodeCommitReview with a role session name of Mary_Major (arn:aws:sts::123456789012 :assumed-role/CodeCommitReview/Mary_Major ) unless you include a wildcard (*Mary_Major).

  • Fully qualified ARN : This option allows you to specify the fully qualified Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the IAM user or role.

For more information about IAM ARNs, wildcards, and formats, see IAM Identifiers in the IAM User Guide .

--approval-rule-template-description (string)

The description of the approval rule template. Consider providing a description that explains what this template does and when it might be appropriate to associate it with repositories.

--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.



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 an approval rule template

The following create-approval-rule-template example creates an approval rule template named 2-approver-rule-for-main ``. The template requires two users who assume the role of ``CodeCommitReview to approve any pull request before it can be merged to the main branch.

aws codecommit create-approval-rule-template \
    --approval-rule-template-name 2-approver-rule-for-main \
    --approval-rule-template-description  "Requires two developers from the team to approve the pull request if the destination branch is main" \
    --approval-rule-template-content "{\"Version\": \"2018-11-08\",\"DestinationReferences\": [\"refs/heads/main\"],\"Statements\": [{\"Type\": \"Approvers\",\"NumberOfApprovalsNeeded\": 2,\"ApprovalPoolMembers\": [\"arn:aws:sts::123456789012:assumed-role/CodeCommitReview/*\"]}]}"


    "approvalRuleTemplate": {
        "approvalRuleTemplateName": "2-approver-rule-for-main",
        "creationDate": 1571356106.936,
        "approvalRuleTemplateId": "dd8b17fe-EXAMPLE",
        "approvalRuleTemplateContent": "{\"Version\": \"2018-11-08\",\"DestinationReferences\": [\"refs/heads/main\"],\"Statements\": [{\"Type\": \"Approvers\",\"NumberOfApprovalsNeeded\": 2,\"ApprovalPoolMembers\": [\"arn:aws:sts::123456789012:assumed-role/CodeCommitReview/*\"]}]}",
        "lastModifiedUser": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:user/Mary_Major",
        "approvalRuleTemplateDescription": "Requires two developers from the team to approve the pull request if the destination branch is main",
        "lastModifiedDate": 1571356106.936,
        "ruleContentSha256": "4711b576EXAMPLE"

For more information, see Create an Approval Rule Template in the AWS CodeCommit User Guide.


approvalRuleTemplate -> (structure)

The content and structure of the created approval rule template.

approvalRuleTemplateId -> (string)

The system-generated ID of the approval rule template.

approvalRuleTemplateName -> (string)

The name of the approval rule template.

approvalRuleTemplateDescription -> (string)

The description of the approval rule template.

approvalRuleTemplateContent -> (string)

The content of the approval rule template.

ruleContentSha256 -> (string)

The SHA-256 hash signature for the content of the approval rule template.

lastModifiedDate -> (timestamp)

The date the approval rule template was most recently changed, in timestamp format.

creationDate -> (timestamp)

The date the approval rule template was created, in timestamp format.

lastModifiedUser -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the user who made the most recent changes to the approval rule template.