[ aws . greengrass ]



Creates a software update for a core or group of cores (specified as an IoT thing group.) Use this to update the OTA Agent as well as the Greengrass core software. It makes use of the IoT Jobs feature which provides additional commands to manage a Greengrass core software update job.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--amzn-client-token <value>]
--s3-url-signer-role <value>
--software-to-update <value>
[--update-agent-log-level <value>]
--update-targets <value>
--update-targets-architecture <value>
--update-targets-operating-system <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


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

--s3-url-signer-role (string) The IAM Role that Greengrass will use to create pre-signed URLs pointing towards the update artifact.

--software-to-update (string) The piece of software on the Greengrass core that will be updated.

Possible values:

  • core

  • ota_agent

--update-agent-log-level (string) The minimum level of log statements that should be logged by the OTA Agent during an update.

Possible values:

  • NONE




  • INFO

  • WARN



--update-targets (list) The ARNs of the targets (IoT things or IoT thing groups) that this update will be applied to.(string)


"string" "string" ...

--update-targets-architecture (string) The architecture of the cores which are the targets of an update.

Possible values:

  • armv6l

  • armv7l

  • x86_64

  • aarch64

--update-targets-operating-system (string) The operating system of the cores which are the targets of an update.

Possible values:

  • ubuntu

  • raspbian

  • amazon_linux

  • openwrt

--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 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 a software update job for a core

The following create-software-update-job example creates an over-the-air (OTA) update job to update the AWS IoT Greengrass Core software on the core whose name is MyFirstGroup_Core. This command requires an IAM role that allows access to software update packages in Amazon S3 and includes iot.amazonaws.com as a trusted entity.

aws greengrass create-software-update-job \
    --update-targets-architecture armv7l \
    --update-targets [\"arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:thing/MyFirstGroup_Core\"] \
    --update-targets-operating-system raspbian \
    --software-to-update core \
    --s3-url-signer-role arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/OTA_signer_role \
    --update-agent-log-level WARN


    "IotJobId": "GreengrassUpdateJob_30b353e3-3af7-4786-be25-4c446663c09e",
    "IotJobArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:job/GreengrassUpdateJob_30b353e3-3af7-4786-be25-4c446663c09e",
    "PlatformSoftwareVersion": "1.9.3"

For more information, see OTA Updates of AWS IoT Greengrass Core Software in the AWS IoT Greengrass Developer Guide.


IotJobArn -> (string)

The IoT Job ARN corresponding to this update.

IotJobId -> (string)

The IoT Job Id corresponding to this update.

PlatformSoftwareVersion -> (string)

The software version installed on the device or devices after the update.