[ aws . imagebuilder ]



Retrieves a container recipe.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--container-recipe-arn <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--container-recipe-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the container recipe to retrieve.

--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.


requestId -> (string)

The request ID that uniquely identifies this request.

containerRecipe -> (structure)

The container recipe object that is returned.

arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the container recipe.


Semantic versioning is included in each object’s Amazon Resource Name (ARN), at the level that applies to that object as follows:

  • Versionless ARNs and Name ARNs do not include specific values in any of the nodes. The nodes are either left off entirely, or they are specified as wildcards, for example: x.x.x.

  • Version ARNs have only the first three nodes: <major>.<minor>.<patch>

  • Build version ARNs have all four nodes, and point to a specific build for a specific version of an object.

containerType -> (string)

Specifies the type of container, such as Docker.

name -> (string)

The name of the container recipe.

description -> (string)

The description of the container recipe.

platform -> (string)

The system platform for the container, such as Windows or Linux.

owner -> (string)

The owner of the container recipe.

version -> (string)

The semantic version of the container recipe.


The semantic version has four nodes: <major>.<minor>.<patch>/<build>. You can assign values for the first three, and can filter on all of them.

Assignment: For the first three nodes you can assign any positive integer value, including zero, with an upper limit of 2^30-1, or 1073741823 for each node. Image Builder automatically assigns the build number, and that is not open for updates.

Patterns: You can use any numeric pattern that adheres to the assignment requirements for the nodes that you can assign. For example, you might choose a software version pattern, such as 1.0.0, or a date, such as 2021.01.01.

Filtering: When you retrieve or reference a resource with a semantic version, you can use wildcards (x) to filter your results. When you use a wildcard in any node, all nodes to the right of the first wildcard must also be wildcards. For example, specifying “1.2.x”, or “1.x.x” works to filter list results, but neither “1.x.2”, nor “x.2.x” will work. You do not have to specify the build - Image Builder automatically uses a wildcard for that, if applicable.

components -> (list)

Components for build and test that are included in the container recipe.


Configuration details of the component.

componentArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the component.

parameters -> (list)

A group of parameter settings that are used to configure the component for a specific recipe.


Contains a key/value pair that sets the named component parameter.

name -> (string)

The name of the component parameter to set.

value -> (list)

Sets the value for the named component parameter.


instanceConfiguration -> (structure)

A group of options that can be used to configure an instance for building and testing container images.

image -> (string)

The AMI ID to use as the base image for a container build and test instance. If not specified, Image Builder will use the appropriate ECS-optimized AMI as a base image.

blockDeviceMappings -> (list)

Defines the block devices to attach for building an instance from this Image Builder AMI.


Defines block device mappings for the instance used to configure your image.

deviceName -> (string)

The device to which these mappings apply.

ebs -> (structure)

Use to manage Amazon EBS-specific configuration for this mapping.

encrypted -> (boolean)

Use to configure device encryption.

deleteOnTermination -> (boolean)

Use to configure delete on termination of the associated device.

iops -> (integer)

Use to configure device IOPS.

kmsKeyId -> (string)

Use to configure the KMS key to use when encrypting the device.

snapshotId -> (string)

The snapshot that defines the device contents.

volumeSize -> (integer)

Use to override the device’s volume size.

volumeType -> (string)

Use to override the device’s volume type.

virtualName -> (string)

Use to manage instance ephemeral devices.

noDevice -> (string)

Use to remove a mapping from the parent image.

dockerfileTemplateData -> (string)

Dockerfiles are text documents that are used to build Docker containers, and ensure that they contain all of the elements required by the application running inside. The template data consists of contextual variables where Image Builder places build information or scripts, based on your container image recipe.

kmsKeyId -> (string)

Identifies which KMS key is used to encrypt the container image for distribution to the target Region.

encrypted -> (boolean)

A flag that indicates if the target container is encrypted.

parentImage -> (string)

The source image for the container recipe.

dateCreated -> (string)

The date when this container recipe was created.

tags -> (map)

Tags that are attached to the container recipe.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

workingDirectory -> (string)

The working directory for use during build and test workflows.

targetRepository -> (structure)

The destination repository for the container image.

service -> (string)

Specifies the service in which this image was registered.

repositoryName -> (string)

The name of the container repository where the output container image is stored. This name is prefixed by the repository location.