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Synchronous and asynchronous client classes for accessing AWSOpsWorks. AWS OpsWorks

Welcome to the AWS OpsWorks API Reference . This guide provides descriptions, syntax, and usage examples about AWS OpsWorks actions and data types, including common parameters and error codes.

AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that provides an integrated experience for overseeing the complete application lifecycle. For information about this product, go to the AWS OpsWorks details page.

SDKs and CLI

The most common way to use the AWS OpsWorks API is by using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) or by using one of the AWS SDKs to implement applications in your preferred language. For more information, see:

  • AWS SDK for Java
  • AWS SDK for .NET
  • AWS SDK for PHP 2
  • AWS SDK for Ruby
  • AWS SDK for Node.js
  • AWS SDK for Python(Boto)


AWS OpsWorks supports only one endpoint, (HTTPS), so you must connect to that endpoint. You can then use the API to direct AWS OpsWorks to create stacks in any AWS Region.

Chef Versions

When you call CreateStack, CloneStack, or UpdateStack we recommend you use the ConfigurationManager parameter to specify the Chef version, 0.9, 11.4, or 11.10. The default value is currently 11.10. For more information, see Chef Versions .

NOTE:You can still specify Chef 0.9 for your stack, but new features are not available for Chef 0.9 stacks, and support is scheduled to end on July 24, 2014. We do not recommend using Chef 0.9 for new stacks, and we recommend migrating your existing Chef 0.9 stacks to Chef 11.10 as soon as possible.

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