[ aws . signer ]



Initiates a signing job to be performed on the code provided. Signing jobs are viewable by the ListSigningJobs operation for two years after they are performed. Note the following requirements:

  • You must create an Amazon S3 source bucket. For more information, see Create a Bucket in the Amazon S3 Getting Started Guide .

  • Your S3 source bucket must be version enabled.

  • You must create an S3 destination bucket. Code signing uses your S3 destination bucket to write your signed code.

  • You specify the name of the source and destination buckets when calling the StartSigningJob operation.

  • You must also specify a request token that identifies your request to code signing.

You can call the DescribeSigningJob and the ListSigningJobs actions after you call StartSigningJob .

For a Java example that shows how to use this action, see http://docs.aws.amazon.com/acm/latest/userguide/

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--source <value>
--destination <value>
--profile-name <value>
[--client-request-token <value>]
[--profile-owner <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--source (structure)

The S3 bucket that contains the object to sign or a BLOB that contains your raw code.

s3 -> (structure)

The S3Source object.

bucketName -> (string)

Name of the S3 bucket.

key -> (string)

Key name of the bucket object that contains your unsigned code.

version -> (string)

Version of your source image in your version enabled S3 bucket.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "s3": {
    "bucketName": "string",
    "key": "string",
    "version": "string"

--destination (structure)

The S3 bucket in which to save your signed object. The destination contains the name of your bucket and an optional prefix.

s3 -> (structure)

The S3Destination object.

bucketName -> (string)

Name of the S3 bucket.

prefix -> (string)

An Amazon S3 prefix that you can use to limit responses to those that begin with the specified prefix.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "s3": {
    "bucketName": "string",
    "prefix": "string"

--profile-name (string)

The name of the signing profile.

--client-request-token (string)

String that identifies the signing request. All calls after the first that use this token return the same response as the first call.

--profile-owner (string)

The AWS account ID of the signing profile owner.

--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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

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 start a signing job

The following start-signing-job example starts a signing job on the code found at the specified source. It uses the specified profile to do the signing and places the signed code in the specified destination.

aws signer start-signing-job \
    --source 's3={bucketName=signer-source,key=MyCode.rb,version=PNyFaUTgsQh5ZdMCcoCe6pT1gOpgB_M4}' \
    --destination 's3={bucketName=signer-destination,prefix=signed-}' \
    --profile-name MyProfile7

The output is the ID of the signing job.

    "jobId": "2065c468-73e2-4385-a6c9-0123456789abc"


jobId -> (string)

The ID of your signing job.

jobOwner -> (string)

The AWS account ID of the signing job owner.