AWS AppConfig Application

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aws_appconfig_application (Terraform)

The Application in AppConfig can be configured in Terraform with the resource name aws_appconfig_application. The following sections describe 1 example of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub
resource "aws_appconfig_application" "this" {
  name        =
  description = "Lobby Boy"

resource "aws_appconfig_environment" "this" {

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The following arguments are supported:

  • name - (Required) The name for the application. Must be between 1 and 64 characters in length.
  • description - (Optional) The description of the application. Can be at most 1024 characters.
  • tags - (Optional) A map of tags to assign to the resource. If configured with a provider default_tags configuration block present, tags with matching keys will overwrite those defined at the provider-level.

In addition to all arguments above, the following attributes are exported:

  • arn - The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the AppConfig Application.
  • id - The AppConfig application ID.
  • tags_all - A map of tags assigned to the resource, including those inherited from the provider default_tags configuration block.

Explanation in Terraform Registry

Provides an AppConfig Application resource.

AWS::AppConfig::Application (CloudFormation)

The Application in AppConfig can be configured in CloudFormation with the resource name AWS::AppConfig::Application. The following sections describe how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub

An example could not be found in GitHub.


Explanation in CloudFormation Registry

The AWS::AppConfig::Application resource creates an application, which is a logical unit of code that provides capabilities for your customers. For example, an application can be a microservice that runs on Amazon EC2 instances, a mobile application installed by your users, a serverless application using Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda, or any system you run on behalf of others.

AWS AppConfig requires that you create resources and deploy a configuration in the following order:1. Create an application1. Create an environment1. Create a configuration profile1. Create a deployment strategy1. Deploy the configurationFor more information, see AWS AppConfig in the AWS AppConfig User Guide.

Frequently asked questions

What is AWS AppConfig Application?

AWS AppConfig Application is a resource for AppConfig of Amazon Web Service. Settings can be wrote in Terraform and CloudFormation.

Where can I find the example code for the AWS AppConfig Application?

For Terraform, the easyas314159/lobbyboy source code example is useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.