[ aws . lightsail ]



Attaches an SSL/TLS certificate to your Amazon Lightsail content delivery network (CDN) distribution.

After the certificate is attached, your distribution accepts HTTPS traffic for all of the domains that are associated with the certificate.

Use the CreateCertificate action to create a certificate that you can attach to your distribution.


Only certificates created in the us-east-1 Amazon Web Services Region can be attached to Lightsail distributions. Lightsail distributions are global resources that can reference an origin in any Amazon Web Services Region, and distribute its content globally. However, all distributions are located in the us-east-1 Region.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--distribution-name <value>
--certificate-name <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--distribution-name (string)

The name of the distribution that the certificate will be attached to.

Use the GetDistributions action to get a list of distribution names that you can specify.

--certificate-name (string)

The name of the certificate to attach to a distribution.

Only certificates with a status of ISSUED can be attached to a distribution.

Use the GetCertificates action to get a list of certificate names that you can specify.


This is the name of the certificate resource type and is used only to reference the certificate in other API actions. It can be different than the domain name of the certificate. For example, your certificate name might be WordPress-Blog-Certificate and the domain name of the certificate might be example.com .

--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.


operation -> (structure)

An object that describes the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.

id -> (string)

The ID of the operation.

resourceName -> (string)

The resource name.

resourceType -> (string)

The resource type.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the operation was initialized (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

location -> (structure)

The Amazon Web Services Region and Availability Zone.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

isTerminal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

operationDetails -> (string)

Details about the operation (e.g., Debian-1GB-Ohio-1 ).

operationType -> (string)

The type of operation.

status -> (string)

The status of the operation.

statusChangedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the status was changed (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

errorCode -> (string)

The error code.

errorDetails -> (string)

The error details.