[ aws . greengrass ]



Creates a connector definition. You may provide the initial version of the connector definition now or use ‘’CreateConnectorDefinitionVersion’’ at a later time.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--amzn-client-token <value>]
[--initial-version <value>]
[--name <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--amzn-client-token (string) A client token used to correlate requests and responses.

--initial-version (structure) Information about the initial version of the connector definition.Connectors -> (list)

A list of references to connectors in this version, with their corresponding configuration settings.


Information about a connector. Connectors run on the Greengrass core and contain built-in integration with local infrastructure, device protocols, AWS, and other cloud services.

ConnectorArn -> (string)

The ARN of the connector.

Id -> (string)

A descriptive or arbitrary ID for the connector. This value must be unique within the connector definition version. Max length is 128 characters with pattern [a-zA-Z0-9:_-]+.

Parameters -> (map)

The parameters or configuration that the connector uses.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "Connectors": [
      "ConnectorArn": "string",
      "Id": "string",
      "Parameters": {"string": "string"

--name (string) The name of the connector definition.

--tags (map) Tag(s) to add to the new resource.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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To create a connector definition

The following create-connector-definition example example creates a connector definition and an initial connector definition version. The initial version contains one connector. All connectors in a version define values for their parameters.

aws greengrass create-connector-definition \
    --name MySNSConnector \
    --initial-version "{\"Connectors\": [{\"Id\":\"MySNSConnector\",\"ConnectorArn\":\"arn:aws:greengrass:us-west-2::/connectors/SNS/versions/1\",\"Parameters\": {\"DefaultSNSArn\":\"arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:123456789012:GGConnectorTopic\"}}]}"


    "Arn": "arn:aws:greengrass:us-west-2:123456789012:/greengrass/definition/connectors/b5c4ebfd-f672-49a3-83cd-31c7216a7bb8",
    "CreationTimestamp": "2019-06-19T19:30:01.300Z",
    "Id": "b5c4ebfd-f672-49a3-83cd-31c7216a7bb8",
    "LastUpdatedTimestamp": "2019-06-19T19:30:01.300Z",
    "LatestVersion": "63c57963-c7c2-4a26-a7e2-7bf478ea2623",
    "LatestVersionArn": "arn:aws:greengrass:us-west-2:123456789012:/greengrass/definition/connectors/b5c4ebfd-f672-49a3-83cd-31c7216a7bb8/versions/63c57963-c7c2-4a26-a7e2-7bf478ea2623",
    "Name": "MySNSConnector"

For more information, see Getting Started with Greengrass Connectors (CLI) in the AWS IoT Greengrass Developer Guide.


Arn -> (string)

The ARN of the definition.

CreationTimestamp -> (string)

The time, in milliseconds since the epoch, when the definition was created.

Id -> (string)

The ID of the definition.

LastUpdatedTimestamp -> (string)

The time, in milliseconds since the epoch, when the definition was last updated.

LatestVersion -> (string)

The ID of the latest version associated with the definition.

LatestVersionArn -> (string)

The ARN of the latest version associated with the definition.

Name -> (string)

The name of the definition.