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Updates the groups to which the thing belongs.

Requires permission to access the UpdateThingGroupsForThing action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--thing-name <value>]
[--thing-groups-to-add <value>]
[--thing-groups-to-remove <value>]
[--override-dynamic-groups | --no-override-dynamic-groups]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--thing-name (string)

The thing whose group memberships will be updated.

--thing-groups-to-add (list)

The groups to which the thing will be added.



"string" "string" ...

--thing-groups-to-remove (list)

The groups from which the thing will be removed.



"string" "string" ...

--override-dynamic-groups | --no-override-dynamic-groups (boolean)

Override dynamic thing groups with static thing groups when 10-group limit is reached. If a thing belongs to 10 thing groups, and one or more of those groups are dynamic thing groups, adding a thing to a static group removes the thing from the last dynamic group.

--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 change the groups to which a thing belongs

The following update-thing-groups-for-thing example removes the thing named MyLightBulb from the group named DeadBulbs and adds it to the group named replaceableItems at the same time.

aws iot update-thing-groups-for-thing \
    --thing-name MyLightBulb \
    --thing-groups-to-add "replaceableItems" \
    --thing-groups-to-remove "DeadBulbs"

This command produces no output.

For more information, see Thing Groups in the AWS IoT Developer Guide.