[ aws . workspaces ]



Modify the default properties used to create WorkSpaces.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--resource-id <value>
--workspace-creation-properties <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--resource-id (string)

The identifier of the directory.

--workspace-creation-properties (structure)

The default properties for creating WorkSpaces.

EnableWorkDocs -> (boolean)

Indicates whether Amazon WorkDocs is enabled for your WorkSpaces.


If WorkDocs is already enabled for a WorkSpaces directory and you disable it, new WorkSpaces launched in the directory will not have WorkDocs enabled. However, WorkDocs remains enabled for any existing WorkSpaces, unless you either disable users’ access to WorkDocs or you delete the WorkDocs site. To disable users’ access to WorkDocs, see Disabling Users in the Amazon WorkDocs Administration Guide . To delete a WorkDocs site, see Deleting a Site in the Amazon WorkDocs Administration Guide .

If you enable WorkDocs on a directory that already has existing WorkSpaces, the existing WorkSpaces and any new WorkSpaces that are launched in the directory will have WorkDocs enabled.

EnableInternetAccess -> (boolean)

Indicates whether internet access is enabled for your WorkSpaces.

DefaultOu -> (string)

The default organizational unit (OU) for your WorkSpaces directories. This string must be the full Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) distinguished name for the target domain and OU. It must be in the form "OU=*value* ,DC=*value* ,DC=*value* " , where value is any string of characters, and the number of domain components (DCs) is two or more. For example, OU=WorkSpaces_machines,DC=machines,DC=example,DC=com .


  • To avoid errors, certain characters in the distinguished name must be escaped. For more information, see Distinguished Names in the Microsoft documentation.
  • The API doesn’t validate whether the OU exists.

CustomSecurityGroupId -> (string)

The identifier of your custom security group.

UserEnabledAsLocalAdministrator -> (boolean)

Indicates whether users are local administrators of their WorkSpaces.

EnableMaintenanceMode -> (boolean)

Indicates whether maintenance mode is enabled for your WorkSpaces. For more information, see WorkSpace Maintenance .

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "EnableWorkDocs": true|false,
  "EnableInternetAccess": true|false,
  "DefaultOu": "string",
  "CustomSecurityGroupId": "string",
  "UserEnabledAsLocalAdministrator": true|false,
  "EnableMaintenanceMode": true|false

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input 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 modify a WorkSpace creation property of a directory

The following modify-workspace-creation-properties example enables the EnableInternetAccess property for the specified directory. This enables automatic assignment of public IP addresses for the WorkSpaces created for the directory.

aws workspaces modify-workspace-creation-properties \
    --resource-id d-926722edaf \
    --workspace-creation-properties EnableInternetAccess=true

This command produces no output.

For more information, see Update directory details for your WorkSpaces in the Amazon WorkSpaces Administration Guide.